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  1. Talk Box: Tax-Cut Extension Would Lead to More Borrowing From ChinaMSNBC’s ‘Countdown’ investigates the huge amounts the U.S. will have to borrow from countries like China and Russia.
  2. Talk Box: O’Reilly ‘Stokes’ Class War and Ed Schultz Calls Obama a TurncoatCable news took a trip to Bizarro World last night.
  3. Talk Box: U.S. Foreign Policy Damaged Itself Long Before WikiLeaksOne pundit blames Bush AND Obama, saying it’s a case of “reap what you sow.”
  4. Talk Box: Cable News Prefers Profiling to Pat-Downs in TSA DebateBut liberal talker Ed Schultz dissents with a Rush Limbaugh/Fox News conspiracy theory.
  5. Talk Box: Sarah Palin Trashes Katie Couric, Swears Off Interviews With HerMeanwhile, the rest of cable news seems convinced that she’s going to run for president.
  6. Talk Box: Texas Governor Not Impressed With GM’s IPORick Perry thinks private-sector acquisitions would have absorbed job loss if the government allowed GM to go under.
  7. Talk Box: Cable Talkers Respond to Ted Koppel’s Grumpy Op-EdThe former ABC anchor received some feisty retorts from the opinion shows he blames for ruining television news.
  8. Talk Box: McConnell’s Earmark Flip Encourages at Least One LiberalBut Rachel Maddow is happy to point out his George W. Bush problem.
  9. Talk Box: The Left’s Take on Obama’s Latest SurrenderMeanwhile, Sean Hannity thinks it’s the Republicans who are caving.
  10. Talk Box: Rand Paul Stays Vague About Spending Cuts, Gets Testy With SpitzerPaul to Spitzer: “Your personal agenda is getting in the way of you being a very effective broadcaster.”
  11. Talk Box: Nobody Puts Rick Perry in a CornerEliot Spitzer tries to box the Texas governor in on Social Security reform.
  12. Talk Box: Glenn Beck Warns GOP ‘Boys Club’ of Whig-Like ExtinctionPlus, Chris Matthews tries to get Alabama governor Haley Barbour to let him know when the next boys’ club meeting starts.
  13. Talk Box: Sorry, Dems, Obama’s Daily Show Stint Wasn’t About Helping YouSome TV pundits see the appearance as an early start to Team Obama’s 2012 campaign.
  14. Talk Box: What’s So Wrong With Negative Ads?Plus, Rachel Maddow denounces Sharron Angle’s classy effort to link Harry Reid with scary-looking people who aren’t white, on our regular cable-news roundup.
  15. Talk Box: Kentucky Reminds Chris Matthews of Thirties GermanyPlus, Keith Olbermann interviews the MoveOn.org rep who got her head stomped on.
  16. Talk Box: It’s Already Over for Democrats (on Cable News)Plus, the Washington ‘Post”s Eugene Robinson and Keith Olbermann see gridlock as a political “wet dream” for Barack Obama.
  17. Bill O’Reilly Has Juan Williams’ BackPlus, Rachel Maddow wants to remind everyone that Williams’s firing is SO not a First Amendment issue, on our regular cable-news roundup.