Morning Must Reads: Priorities

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(White House/Lawrence Jackson)

–Rather than offer such gems of wisdom as “Obama Speech to Offer Broad Defense of Priorities,” I’ll just say he’ll be addressing a joint session of Congress tonight at 9 p.m. ET and we’ll have plenty of coverage here on

–Noam Scheiber thinks Obama has mollified and outmaneuvered big business.

–In New Hampshire, Tim Pawlenty manages expectations vis-à-vis “anybody that ran last time” (Mitt Romney.)

–He also debuted a trailer for his upcoming Michael Bay movie book:


–“Waste, fraud and abuse” is no budgetary panacea, but hey: $4 billion in recovered health care funds ain’t bad.

–Ta-Nehisi Coates responds to Rick Santorum (and Joe) re abortion and slavery.

–Climate policy death watch: energy adviser Carol Browner out at the White House.

–George Allen’s return runs athwart history.

–Elizabeth Warren meets with Ron Howard. Him?

–The Trib ed board goes to bat for Emanuel.

–And that whole residency ruling thing made for a grisly scene.

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