- Bloomberg to join in launch of new group that will emphasize non-partisan solutions (By: CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn)
- The triangulation Obama is guilty of (BY STEVE KORNACKI, Salon) To the extent Obama is triangulating, then, it represents a strategy to extract from Congress the most meaningful, substantive economic concessions possible. Politically, that makes a lot of sense.
- Will Obama's rift with the left matter? -- The left is hopping mad, not just that Obama cut a tax-cut deal with Republicans, but that he didn't put up much of a fight. But the breach may help him woo back independent voters in time for the 2012 election. (By Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor)
- Salit: What Obama’s Tax Package Says to Independents (BY: THE HANKSTER, on CenterMovement.org) NOTE: CenterMovement.org has syndicated The Hankster, featured as "The Hankster, By Nancy Hanks, a committed political independent and populist."