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9:50 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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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  —  The Justice Department late Tuesday released a declassified 2003 memorandum long sought by congressional Democrats and other administration critics that outlines the government's legal justification for harsh interrogation techniques used …
Discussion: The Agonist
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:   Full Employment Memo for Bloggers (and Prosecutors?)
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE TORTURE MEMO....The infamous John Yoo torture memo has finally …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Justice Dept Releases John Yoo Torture Memo
Discussion: Oliver Willis
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
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
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
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.
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.
Matt / Think Progress:
CNN catches McCain making contradictory statements about Sadr.  —  In an interview with CNN earlier today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claimed that he has long understood the influence of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr: … But in a report on The Situation Room today …
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 …
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain and Letterman Trade Insults on ‘Late Show’  —  WASHINGTON - Well, it was not officially part of his biographical campaign swing, but Senator John McCain flew to New York Tuesday for a return appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” where he formally announced that he was running for president last year.
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
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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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
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Business Donors Bypass McCain
Discussion: MSNBC
Pamela Timms / Telegraph:
India's ‘curry bomb’ against terror
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Hillary Waltz  —  Democrats getting jittery about the …
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk
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Tamar Sternthal / CAMERA:
New York Times Discovers Palestinian Incitement
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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Pentagon Is Expected to Close Intelligence Unit
Discussion: Think Progress and Emptywheel
Jon Henke / Megan McArdle:
Dark Clouds  —  First, Matt Stoller claimed that McCain's speech …
Fox News:
Report: Non-Muslims Deserve to Be Punished
Steve Doughty / Daily Mail:
Church leader calls for building of mosques to be banned because …
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 …