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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Left, Right & Center: Obama-Geithner Revolt, Sarah Palin, Health Care Update

There's a strong feeling that Congress is bucking Obama and isn't being called to task for it. For the first time, Obama's approval ratings are below 50 percent (Gallup poll says) and calls for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's resignation are growing louder.

Sarah Palin's managed to suck up a good deal of media oxygen. Bob calls her a "tarbaby for the Republican party, a monster they created," while Tony says he's pro-Palin and thinks people clamor for her because she speaks her mind and breaks through. He says her honesty is her virtue while Bob and Arianna fear that she is dangerous, stirring up scapegoats at a time when people need someone to blame.

And the health care debate - or vote about whether or not to bring it to debate - is where we stand this week. Should Obama punish the democrats who aren't toeing his line? Or is this just Congress acting institutionally and asserting its rights, party politics be damned?