Egyptian Cobra Located
The New Republic's Jonathan Chait blogs about the Egyptian cobra finally recaptured by the Bronx Zoo.

Advice to Republicans: Don’t Let the Democratic Senate Fight on Their Terms
Jeffrey H. Anderson at The Weekly Standard's blog argues that Republicans should grandfather 59 year old Americans and older on Medicare reform.

Disgruntlement left and right
The Guardian's Michael Tomasky notes that the left and the right fear their more extreme followers for different reasons.

Alan Greenspan does not like the Dodd-Frank Bill
Over at Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen responds to an op-ed by Alan Greenspan on the Dodd-Frank bill. 


Rubio defends proposal to authorize Gadhafi's removal
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) defended his proposal to authorize President Obama to take action forcefully remove Libyan dictator Colonel Moammar Gadhafi from power after Rubio received strong criticism from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)'s office, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports

Boehner to GOP freshmen: ‘No number’ yet in budget talks
House Speaker John Boehner told freshman GOPers that "there is no number" Republicans and Democrats have agreed to in federal budget negotiations, The Hill's Russell Berman and Erik Wasson write.