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8:16 AM, Feb 25, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Israeli official says Dubai hit didn't interrupt intel operations: "Dubai authorities for some reason have a bee in their bonnet, and this tension will not go away. This was the underestimation of the Mossad."

Olbermann responds to polite invite from Dallas Tea Party, many of them minorities, by telling them to stop the "near total segregation."

Rove: Obama will lie. The GOP should be prepared to correct him.

Dems already "looking past" summit to final, unipartisan bill writing.

Chicago-style health care: "The Republicans will balk and the president will shrug. He'll sigh and say he tried to reason with them but they refused. Then once the cameras are turned off, he'll take out the baseball bat and explain how things get done The Chicago Way."

Democrats extend PATRIOT Act for one year.

Huck in Iowa, but not acting like a candidate: "Another signal that Huckabee does not appear focused on Iowa: Huckabee has not been in touch with state GOP officials, even though he has visited Iowa four times since the 2008 election."

More on the reconciliation process: "It is far from easy, if you ask somebody who understands the budget rules, to pass a reconciliation bill with 50 votes plus the VP... Any member of the Senate can make a point of order against provisions that do not comply with the instructions.  If a point of order is made, and the Parliamentarian acts in good faith, proponents of the provision would need 60 votes to retain it," Darling writes.

Happy birthday to the CBO!

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