FROM THE BLOGS:
Toxic asset plan lacks private interest - Mark Lillis, Wash. Independent
Was Duncan right on school choice? - M. Hemingway, The Corner
U.S. to bail out life insurers - Megan McArdle, The Atlantic
"Defense cuts" meme grows - Brian Beutler, TPM
Avigdor Lieberman's legal problems - David Hazony, Contentions
Organized labor reunites - Ezra Klein
Castro's pals on the left - Rory Cooper, The Foundry
Beck worked for GM - Jed Lewison, Daily Kos
The AP outdoes itself - Michelle Malkin
Let the new rumors begin - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Save the conscience regulation - Matt Lewis, Townhall
Obama paranoia isn't funny anymore - Shaun Mullen, Moderate Voice
Did pirates read the market right? - Brian Faughnan, RedState
Keith Olbermann on Obama's secrecy - Glenn Greenwald, Salon
BMW get bike-friendly - Matthew Yglesias

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Conservatives flock to Iowa - The Hill
Earmarks: online hide and seek - The Hill
Pirates seize U.S. crew - NY Times
States save during slowdown - Washington Post