Morning Must Reads: Historian

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  • Gingrich didn’t lobby for Freddie Mac, but he was paid $1.6 million over eight years, Bloomberg reports, and not for being a crisis-predicting historian.
  • Unlike the other beneficiaries of primary boomlets so far, Gingrich polls as well as Romney in a general election.
  • The Republican nominating game of musical chairs in one chart.
  • The Post Office reports a $5.1 billion loss; it would be twice that without budgeting gimmicks.
  • Congress won’t give the CFTC the $100 million it says it needs to, among other things, set up new oversight of derivatives.
  • Federal prosecutions of bank fraud are way down.
  • The Energy Department played politics with Solyndra.
  • Pau Krugman and Larry Summers debate.
  • Recall polling in Wisconsin proved a bit dodgy last time, but Governor Walker seems to be at a rough starting point.
  • And I apologize for reposting, but I was away. Truly, one for the ages:
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