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Obama agenda: Puerto Rico!

The New York Times on the president's day in Puerto Rico yesterday: “Mr. Obama began his four-hour trip with a quick speech in which he rolled his R’s, tried out a little Spanish (Puerto Ricans’ willingness to serve in the armed forces is as American, he said, as ‘arroz con gandules’), professed his love and admiration for all things Puerto Rican and promised to support ‘a clear decision’ by the people of Puerto Rico on statehood, whatever it may be.”

More: “It was not, by any measure, a groundbreaking speech, but then, Mr. Obama’s visit here is as much about wooing Hispanic voters in the swing state of Florida as it is about reassuring Puerto Ricans that the United States has not forgotten its island commonwealth in the Caribbean.”

Also in the Times, “Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials.”

The Wall Street Journal: "President Barack Obama is considering how strongly to push for extending a payroll-tax break for workers and creating a new tax break for employers to jump-start the economy, reflecting White House concerns about joblessness but also complicating efforts to rein in the federal deficit."

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, per The Hill: “I fully understand the desire to use the debt-limit deadline to force some necessary and difficult fiscal policy adjustments, but the debt limit is the wrong tool for that important job.”