FROM THE BLOGS:
A "contingency" by any other name - Andrew McCarthy, The Corner
How do these memes get started? - Attaturk, Firedoglake
Opponents cite lack of health care detail - Ben Smith, Politico
Strange firing of Treasury official - Michelle Malkin
No more Arnold to kick around - J. Singer, MyDD
A GOP budget, with one hitch - J. Gandelman, Moderate Voice
Does Obama want his bank to fail? - Instapundit
Complicated, ugly loans - Hilzoy, Political Animal
The "brave" Pat Oliphant - Jeffrey Golbderg, The Atlantic
Fun with Journolist - Caleb, RedState
Obama's drug war in Afghanistan - Jeralyn Merritt, TalkLeft
McDonnell kicks of VA gov. race - Hotline
"Investing" in education - Brian Doherty, Hit & Run
GOP makes good ideas sound bad - David Waldman, DailyKos
Is Angelina bad for Africa? - Andrew Rice, Daily Beast


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Hoyer as health care reform referee - The Hill
Senate panel approves Conrad budget - The Hill
Gillibrand once defended big tobacco - NY Times
Parties see drop in fundraising - The Washington Post