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10:10 AM ET, May 10, 2009

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Richard Leiby / Washington Post:
Obama Delivers the Zingers at Journalists' Dinner  —  When President Obama made his debut as the nation's Stand-Up-in-Chief last night — the star attraction at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner — no one in his administration was safe from his one-liners.
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The Huffington Post:
White House Correspondents Dinner: Wanda Sykes Knocks Limbaugh, Hannity  —  Wanda Sykes, the comic featured as tonight's entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, took a couple of shots at Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.  She speculated that Limbaugh was actually the 20th hijacker …
Ken Tucker / EW.com:
President Obama and Wanda Sykes knock ‘em dead at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner  —  Wanda Sykes may be known to most of America as Julia Louis-Dreyfus' pal on The New Adventures of Old Christine, but at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, she re-established herself as a mow-'em-down stand-up comic.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Pelosi's amnesia  —  Either that or she slept through CIA briefings  —  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a leading critic of the Bush administration for authorizing the “torture” (waterboarding) of three captured al-Qaida leaders, despite the fact that former Vice President Dick Cheney …
Discussion: The Caucus
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Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Memos shed light on CIA use of sleep deprivation  —  Though widely perceived as more effective and less objectionable than other interrogation methods, memos show it's harsher and more controversial than most realize.  And it could be brought back.  —  Reporting from Washington …
Discussion: Fox News and The Page
John Romano / Big Hollywood:
Obama Bans the Commonfolk from Normandy  —  A lot of the difference, the change if you will, between Obama and Bush has much to do with the word humility.  —  George Bush is and was a humble man.  Obama thinks the world counts on him and him alone to lead us.  Bush went to church and prayed often.
The Wall Street Journal / Fox News:
Obama to Propose More Taxes From Estates, Firms to Fund Health Care Reform  —  The measures total $60 million, but administration officials describe the plan as eliminating ‘tax loopholes’ rather than hiking taxes  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will propose $60 billion …
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Shift to Saving May Be Downturn's Lasting Impact  —  The economic downturn is forcing a return to a culture of thrift that many economists say could last well beyond the inevitable recovery.  —  This is not because Americans have suddenly become more financially virtuous or have learned the error of their free-spending ways.
CNN:
Sheikh reportedly detained pending torture investigation  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi who was captured on videotape torturing an Afghan grain dealer has reportedly been detained, a senior U.S. State Department official told CNN Saturday.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
Marci Klein, SNL Producer, On Sarah Palin's Handshake, Writing Hillary Clinton Sketches, Discovering Will Ferrell & More (VIDEO)  —  Marci Klein, senior producer of “Saturday Night Live” and executive producer of “30 Rock,” recently sat down with host Julie Menin for her NBC New York show “Give and Take.”
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Glenn Thrush / Dinner Dish's Blog:
“All of you voted for me”  —  President Obama began with a kind of awkward TelePrompter gag — and then hit one out with a joke that cut a little too close to the bone for many conservatives.  —  Looking out on the crowd of 3,000, Obama declared:  —  “Most of you covered me (pause)... All of you voted for me.”
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: “Currahee”  —  Via This Ain't Hell, here's the best thing you'll see today.  We already knew from the surge that Petraeus was a miracle worker — but evidently we didn't know the extent of it.  Forward this to a vet you love.  —  Watch CBS Videos Online
 
 
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