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11:40 AM ET, April 2, 2008

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
John Yoo's war crimes  —  Yet again, the ACLU has performed the function which Congress and the media are intended to perform but do not.  As the result of a FOIA lawsuit the ACLU filed and then prosecuted for several years, numerous documents relating to the Bush administration's torture regime …
Discussion: At-Largely and DownWithTyranny!
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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
'03 U.S. Memo Approved Harsh Interrogations  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department in 2003 gave military interrogators broad authority to use extreme methods in questioning detainees and argued that wartime powers largely exempted interrogators from laws banning harsh treatment, according to a memorandum publicly disclosed on Tuesday.
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
The March 2003 Yoo Memo Emerges! (not an April Fool's Joke) …
Emily Bazelon / Convictions:
Yoo's Utter Glib Certainty
Discussion: Balkinization and The New Republic
James Oliphant / Baltimore Sun:
JUSTICE INTERROGATION MEMO: CONSTITUTION NOT IN PLAY
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Agonist
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Full Employment Memo for Bloggers (and Prosecutors?)
Discussion: Convictions
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE TORTURE MEMO....The infamous John Yoo torture memo has finally …
Zachary Roth / CJR:
The U.S., Iraq, and 100 Years  —  Press needs to call Obama on distortion of McCain's statement  —  Ever since John McCain said at a town hall meeting in January that he could see U.S. troops staying in Iraq for a hundred years, the Democrats have been trying to use the quote to paint the Arizona senator as a dangerous warmonger.
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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain and Letterman Trade Insults on ‘Late Show’
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
Foes target McCain's 100-year war remark
Discussion: Hot Air and The Caucus
Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama Wins Backing of 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has won the endorsement of one of his party's top foreign policy figures, Lee Hamilton, who hails from Indiana, home to one of the next crucial primary votes.
Washington Post:
Obama Changes Approach to Reach Blue-Collar Voters in Pennsylvania  —  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — When Sen. Barack Obama's bus rolls to a stop Wednesday in Philadelphia, he will have spent six days on the road and $3 million in television ads trying to bolster his chances in a state where polls show …
Discussion: The Page
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Suzanne Malveaux / CNN:
Clinton, Obama take on big oil
San Francisco Chronicle:
MATIER AND ROSS  —  Bill Clinton's tirade stunned some delegates  —  The Bill Clinton who met privately with California's superdelegates at last weekend's state convention was a far cry from the congenial former president who afterward publicly urged fellow Democrats to “chill out” …
Discussion: Commentary, marbury and The Page
WKMG-TV:
Passenger At Orlando Airport Had Bomb Materials, Literature In Bag  —  Behavioral Specialists Spot Suspicious Passenger  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — A Jamaican man behavior specialists spotted acting suspiciously was detained and arrested after components used to make pipe bombs …
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Orlando Sentinel:
Suspect identified in Orlando International Airport bomb parts case
Discussion: Hot Air and On Deadline
TBogg:
A Vast Right ...No, Left.  Wait,...No, More Sorta Rightish, Kinda Leftish -Wing Conspiracy  —  Captain Ed discovers an intrepid [unemployable doof living in a friends garage] citizen journalist who is going to single-handedly bring down Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions and, as a result, possibly save The Republic
Discussion: protein wisdom
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Hillary fired for lies, unethical behavior from Congressional job: former boss
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Hillary Waltz  —  Democrats getting jittery about the alienating effects of the endless soap opera they call their campaign should buck up.  These “hand-wringers,” as the Hillary strategist Harold Ickes calls them, are not seeing the larger picture.  —  Hillary is cruelly misunderstood …
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Testimony  —  Chairman Ben S. Bernanke  —  The economic outlook  —  Before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress  —  Chairman Schumer, Vice Chairman Maloney, Representative Saxton, and other members of the Committee, I am pleased to appear before the Joint Economic Committee.
Jacqueline Lee / Des Moines Register:
Pizza driver: ‘There was no way out’  —  A Des Moines pizza driver who was suspended from his job after he shot an armed robber said today he has been overwhelmed by support from people who cheered what happened.  —  “But no one had contacted me directly about a job offer,” …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Richard Florida and The Creative Class Exchange:
The Singles Map  —  This is the new and improved version the singles map published yesterday in the Boston Globe.  —  A Singles Map of the United States  —  Which cities have a surplus of single men (or women) - and what that means for the country  —  By Richard Florida
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org:
Turner: Global Warming Will Cause Mass Cannibalism, Insurgents Are Patriots  —  Interviewed Tuesday for Charlie Rose's PBS show, CNN founder Ted Turner argued that inaction on global warming “will be catastrophic” and those who don't die “will be cannibals.”
Discussion: Moonbattery and Vox Popoli
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk  —  Readiness Is Dangerously Low, Army Chief Says  —  Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker, QandO and Firedoglake
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Paltry results of Iraqi offensive silence U.S. withdrawal talk  —  WASHINGTON — The Bush administration was caught off-guard by the first Iraqi-led military offensive since the fall of Saddam Hussein, a weeklong thrust in southern Iraq whose paltry results have silenced talk at the Pentagon …
 
 
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Robert O'Harrow Jr / Washington Post:
Centers Tap Into Personal Databases
Discussion: The Impolitic
Marc Ambinder:
DCI Group Founder Is Tapped For McCain Campaign Position
Discussion: The Plank
James Fallows:
Just a little data point
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Abortion Extremism
Andrew Stuttaford / The Corner:
One Story, Two Comments  —  Here's a revealing story …
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Dean says superdelegates are free agents
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
A ‘Death’ Is Noticed  —  An “in memoriam” ad about a former U …
Discussion: On Deadline and Romenesko
Valleywag:
It's April 1 and I don't know what my salary is
 Earlier Items: 
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
McCain Has Yet to Win Over Key Conservatives
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama readies plan to reshape the electorate
Discussion: Washington Wire and MSNBC
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Business Donors Bypass McCain
Pamela Timms / Telegraph:
India's ‘curry bomb’ against terror
Tamar Sternthal / CAMERA:
New York Times Discovers Palestinian Incitement
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Pentagon Is Expected to Close Intelligence Unit
Matt / Think Progress:
CNN catches McCain making contradictory statements about Sadr.