Morning Reading List 03.05.09

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Its day 45 covering the Obama administration and one month down for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



Can’t a guy go gray in Washington without everyone noticing (think Howard Fineman)? Both the NYT and WaPo has pieces today about President Obama’s graying hair.


PRNewser takes notice of all the action at the White House daily press briefings lately- “Robert Gibbs vs. CNBC, Part II.”

Fox’s Brit Hume also took notice of CNBC’s Jim Cramer, as well as CNN’s David Gergen, in a commentary on “Special Report” last evening. TVNewser has the clip.


NPR’s Claudio Sanchez has been awarded first place in radio in the Education Writers Association’s 2008 National Awards Contest for his piece “The Student Loan Crisis.” Other contest winners here.

Rush Limbaugh has challenged President Obama to a debate, “So let’s have the debate! I am offering President Obama to come on this program — without staffers, without a teleprompter, without note cards — to debate me on the issues. Let’s talk about free markets versus government control. Let’s talk about nationalizing health care and raising taxes on small business.”

HuffPost reminds us, CNN’s Campbell Brown challenged Limabaugh to a debate with chief business correspondent Ali Velshi, but that somehow never came to be.

Time’s Michael Scherer on team Obama’s “Petty Limbaugh Strategy” here.


From FishbowlNY: “The Recession Goes Interactive Courtesy of”

BBC College of Journalism is actually offering classes on how to Twitter. We hear David Gregory’s a guest lecturer.

Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection has applied for the web domain “.eco,” according to Politico.


Will the Kindle destroy or save the book business? Find out here.

Phoenix Books answers “Why We Gave Rod Blagojevich a Book Deal.”


On the Daily Beast, “Looking for Mr. Far Right” by Meghan McCain.

The New Arms Debate” by Carol Joynt in the New York Social Diary, if only for the first line, “Woe be the Washington woman who has some sex appeal, and double woe if you happen to be First Lady.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romanesko