Dole on hold

Obama orders Geithner to block AIG bonuses as public outrage grows.

California Rep says TARP allowed Treasury to restrict compensation, but it chose not to. (TPM)

Research center directed funds to defense firms supporting Murtha. (WaPo)

CIA director picks former Republican Senator to guide him through intelligence committee investigation of Bush-era practices. (AP)

Verizon and AT&T lobby heavily to ensure broadband stimulus funds do not create competition in underserved areas. (WSJ)