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Weekly Roundup - Oct. 9

USA Today - McDonalds and 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers.

Liberty Central - Department of Health and Human Services head, Kathleen Sebelius waives Obamacare rules for McDonalds, unions.

Daily Caller - New Jersey Democrats "planted" a tea party candidate in order to siphon votes from the Republican.

Wall Street Journal - Teachers' unions hate 'Superman.'

Detroit News - 'Superman' must beat super union to succeed.

Baltimore Sun - City ends step increases, tenure to improve student performance.

Two Guys Named Joe (podcast) - "Political consultants Joe DiSano and Joe Munem discuss the most recent ads in the race for Michigan governor. Can Democrat Virg Bernero make a move back into the race?"

Carpe Diem - Who is the real currency manipulator?

Michigan View - Shock Poll: Dingell trails Steele.


Quote of the Week

The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto, in response to Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne's observation that "The first elements (of the health care bill) to kick in are very popular."

"Perhaps. But when a condemned prisoner is put to death, the first element of the execution to kick in is a free meal."


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