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12:05 PM 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 …
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Emily Bazelon / Convictions:
Yoo's Utter Glib Certainty
Discussion: The New Republic
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
The March 2003 Yoo Memo Emerges! (not an April Fool's Joke) …
James Oliphant / Baltimore Sun:
JUSTICE INTERROGATION MEMO: CONSTITUTION NOT IN PLAY
Discussion: Macsmind, Hot Air, TalkLeft and The Agonist
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” …
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 …
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Suzanne Malveaux / CNN:
Clinton, Obama take on big oil
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 …
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
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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.
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, Pat Dollard and Vox Popoli
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
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: Hot Air, IMAO.US and The Jawa Report
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 …
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Abortion Extremism  —  Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.'s endorsement of Barack Obama last week — “I believe in this guy like I've never believed in a candidate in my life” — recalled another dramatic moment in Democratic politics.  In the summer of 1992, as Bill Clinton solidified his control …
Phillippe Sands / Vanity Fair:
The Green Light  —  As the first anniversary of 9/11 approached, and a prized Guantánamo detainee wouldn't talk, the Bush administration's highest-ranking lawyers argued for extreme interrogation techniques, circumventing international law, the Geneva Conventions, and the army's own Field Manual.
Discussion: The Swamp
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama takes the lead in Pennsylvania  —  Barack Obama 45  —  Hillary Clinton 43  —  Barack Obama has taken the lead in Pennsylvania, a remarkable turnaround after trailing Hillary Clinton by 26 points in a PPP poll in the state just two and a half weeks ago.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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
 
 
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Obama Keeps Cash Lead Over Clinton
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Rove on Hillary Clinton
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Clinton: Obama camp wants to end race
Discussion: BuzzFlash.org and Redstate
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 New Republic
James Fallows:
Just a little data point
Andrew Stuttaford / The Corner:
One Story, Two Comments  —  Here's a revealing story …
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
A ‘Death’ Is Noticed  —  An “in memoriam” ad about a former U …
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 Earlier Items: 
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
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
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain and Letterman Trade Insults on ‘Late Show’
Matt / Think Progress:
CNN catches McCain making contradictory statements about Sadr.