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10:35 AM ET, April 2, 2008

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Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
The March 2003 Yoo Memo Emerges! (not an April Fool's Joke): The Torture Memo to Top All Torture Memos  —  Subhead: The Big Kahuna: The Torture Memo that Makes the August 2002 Memo Look Like Objective and Thoughtful Legal Analysis  —  On Friday, March 13, 2003, Jay Bybee left his office …
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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.
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!
Emily Bazelon / Convictions:
Yoo's Utter Glib Certainty  —  What takes my breath away about the Yoo memos, now that we can finally read them, is their air of uttery certainty.  One after another, complex questions of constitutional law are dispatched as if there's no cause for any debate.  The president has all the war making power.
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Hillary fired for lies, unethical behavior from Congressional job: former boss  —  Dan Calabrese's new column on Hillary Clinton's past may bring the curtain down on her political future.  Calabrese interviewed Jerry Zeifman, the man who served as chief counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during …
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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
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 …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and GINA COBB
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Orlando Sentinel:
Suspect identified in Orlando International Airport bomb parts case
Discussion: Hot Air and On Deadline
Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama Wins Backing of 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won the support of one of his party's top foreign policy figures, Lee Hamilton, a former U.S. House member from Indiana, where an important primary vote occurs May 6.
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 …
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
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.
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: Firedoglake and QandO
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Business Donors Bypass McCain  —  Democrats Rake In  —  Cash From Industry; Catch-Up for GOP  —  WASHINGTON — John McCain faces a problem as he tries to close a deep fund-raising deficit against the two Democratic candidates for president: Both have been cleaning his clock among business interests that give mainly to Republicans.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Jon Henke / Megan McArdle:
Dark Clouds  —  First, Matt Stoller claimed that McCain's speech in Meridian, MS was a “racist dogwhistle” because a civil rights worker who had been murdered in a completely different Mississippi city had been born in Meridian.  Never mind that Meridian is “not far from the naval air station …
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Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
A ‘Death’ Is Noticed  —  An “in memoriam” ad about a former U …
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Valleywag:
It's April 1 and I don't know what my salary is
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
McCain Has Yet to Win Over Key Conservatives
Discussion: CBS News, MSNBC and The Page
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
At Annapolis, McCain, admirals' son, calls for service to country
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama readies plan to reshape the electorate
Discussion: Washington Wire and MSNBC
Pamela Timms / Telegraph:
India's ‘curry bomb’ against terror
Washington Post:
Obama Changes Approach to Reach Blue-Collar Voters in Pennsylvania
Discussion: The Page
Tamar Sternthal / CAMERA:
New York Times Discovers Palestinian Incitement
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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain and Letterman Trade Insults on ‘Late Show’
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Paltry results of Iraqi offensive silence U.S. withdrawal talk
Marsha Walton / CNN:
Algae: ‘The ultimate in renewable energy’
Discussion: Media Blog
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Pentagon Is Expected to Close Intelligence Unit
Fox News:
Report: Non-Muslims Deserve to Be Punished
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats' Turmoil Tests Party's Low-Key Leader
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton pleads for time  —  Clinton campaign manager Maggie …
Matt / Think Progress:
CNN catches McCain making contradictory statements about Sadr.