5TYNTR* March 8, 2011 PM

*5 Things You Need To Read, PM Version

KARL ROVE: Another Whopper From the Obama White House On the Budget
Once again the Obama administration is playing fast and loose with numbers, hoping to sneak one by the media and the American people. It adds to the sense Mr. Obama is neither serious about cutting spending nor about negotiating with Congressional Republicans.

White House memo notes shortage of applicants for contest to have Obama to speak at high school graduation
CBS News
A follow-up memo on February 28 reported receipt of 68 applications. Noting the competition among more than 1,000 schools last year, the memo said, “Something isn’t working.”

You mean something like the Obama Presidency?

NPR executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and Tea Party, touting liberals
The Daily Caller
“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” declared Schiller, the head of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, who last week announced his departure for the Aspen Institute.

Read more and see the video.

Republicans introduce bill to give workers a choice on joining unions
The Hill
Eight Republican Senators introduced a bill Tuesday giving workers a choice as to whether to join labor unions, which they argue will boost the nation’s economy and provide an increase in wages.

Rural Virginia battle for Ten Commandments
Lynn R. Mitchell, The Washington Examiner
In these times when a student killed 32 people at nearby Virginia Tech University just four years ago, in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks when almost 3,000 innocent people were killed, and with rampant drug and gang activity, some wonder why anyone would object to ten principles that instruct on how to lead an honorable life.

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