MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Barack Obama's 'diplomacy' - Matt Lewis, Townhall
Bring on the bullet trains, already - Jeffrey Goldberg
'Liberty and Tyranny' - hogan, RedState
AIG disappoints us all - Bess Levin, Dealbreaker
Bankers' delight - Simon Johnson, The Plank
Geithner and Bernanke face the furies - Brian Beutler, TPMDC
Republicans to Cheney: Get lost - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Salt - Ezra Klein
Frank talk about compensation - Stephen Spruiell, The Corner
Takeover authority - David Sirota, Open Left
My plan is the greatest! - David Kurtz, TalkingPointsMemo
White House Interoffice Memo - Ernie Mannix, Big Hollywood
What happened to ruling from the gut? - John Cole, Balloon Juice
Corker: Amen to Geithner's plan - GOP12
Prosecutors behaving badly - Radley Balko, Hit & Run

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Culture Shock - Washington Monthly
Obama allies dominate Dem primary review team - The Hill
Giethner will seek broader powers to seize troubled firms - NYTimes
Obama dials down Wall St. criticism - Wall Street Journal