MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:
Ceding the Initiative? - Josh Marshall, TalkingPointsMemo
The Generational Theft Act of 2009 - Michelle Malkin
Obama Open to Larger Econ. Recovery Plan - Jed L., Daily Kos
How Many Zeroes in a Trillion - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions
Cheney Will Be Missed When Gone - Kate O'Beirne, The Corner
EFCA: Current State of Play - Peter Kirsanow, The Corner
Chris Matthews Won't Run - Jonathan Singer, MyDD
No Sen. Matthews - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Palestinians Try Opening Second Front - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
What Does Obama Have for Soc. Sec.? - D. Cupples, Buck Naked
Porn Industry Goes Limp - Amanda Terkel, Think Progress
XXX Bailout - Jules Crittenden
Oldest Profession Not Recession-Proof - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Why The Fuss Over Panetta and Gupta - P. Edaburn, Moderate Voice
Myth of Bush as Hero of Sept. 11 - Bob Cesca, Huffington Post

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama Promises Bid to Overhaul Retiree Spending - New York Times
Stimulus Plans Intact, Despite Big Deficit - Wall Street Journal
Obama Builds Powerful Team of West Wing Advisers - Washington Post
New Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly - Associated Press
$1.2 Trillion Deficit Roils Congress - The Hill