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FROM THE BLOGS:

Defund Obamacare immediately
RedState's Daniel Horowitz thinks the Republicans need to block attempts to fund the healthcare law while they work towards repeal.

Left needs to be worried about red states rejecting Medicaid expansion

FireDogLake's David Dayen warns that many Republican governors will be more than willing to take an ideological stand at the expense of the poor.

An anti-union revolt is underway
TownHall's Gina Loudon thinks recent political moves at the local level show that labor unions should be wary of public anger.

The politics of a presidential vacation
The Daily Beast's Michelle Cottle examines why Democrats tend to get less of a pass on downtime than Republicans.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

IMF: American growth will remain low next two years

The International Monetary Fund predicts only modest improvement through 2013, The Hill's Erik Wasson reports.

Cyber attacks up sharply
A report from the Department of Homeland Security might boost efforts to pass cybersecurity legislation in the Senate, The Hill's Jennifer Martinez reports.




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