MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Bayh, Lincoln, Carper commit to Obama - Matthew Yglesias
Geithner in his element - Ben Smith, Politico
Obama's scuzzy math - Matt Welch, Hit & Run
Rice rebuffs Cheney - Ben Armbruster, Think Progress
Ben Cardin remains at large - The Minority Report
Who are you calling paranoid? - Jonah Goldberg, The Corner
What has Kent Conrad done? - Ezra Klein
Where's the hope? - Mary Katherine Ham, The Weekly Standard
Specter fails to win over the right - Greg Sargent, The Plum Line
Will cap and trade jump start the economy? - Nick Lorris, The Foundry
Rozen's confusing question - Noam Scheiber, The Stash
A government power grab - Michele Bachmann, Townhall
Liberals go up with ad on budget - Mary Murray, First Read
Blue Dogs explain themselves - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Time to donate to MoveOn - Brian Faughan, RedState

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama Names Volcker to Run Tax-Code Overhaul - Bloomberg
Orzag: House, Senate budgets like Obama's - The Hill
Factory orders provide glimmer of hope - NY Times
Brown warns of deflation threat - Wall Street Journal