MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Healthcare Tuesday - DemFromCT, Daily Kos
Obama talks schools - Ezra Klein
Proof mounting that Dems lack EFCA votes - Elana Schor, TPMDC
Gas after the crash - Matthew Yglesias
'Botchmen' - Michelle Malkin
Specter on the ropes in Pa. - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Most dishonest Freeman defense - M. Goldfarb, Weekly Standard
Beg, borrow, or Steele - Christopher Orr, The Plank
Clooney's urgent message to Obama - Brett Joshpe, Big Hollywood
Michael Vick-Nancy Pelosi connection - Greg Pollowitz, Media Blog
A lesson in empty Republican bullying - Senate Guru
Shared sacrifice - Equity Private, Dealbreaker
Movie industry missing the boat - Dwayne Horner, Townhall
Ideology for thee, not for me - Jonah Goldberg, The Corner
The budget battle begins - David Waldman, Congress Matters

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Cantor: Obama losing focus on the economy - The Hill
Bernanke says financial rules need an overhaul - New York Times
Obama backs teacher merit pay - Associated Press
9/11 suspects respond to charges - Wall Street Journal