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11:25 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: 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.
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
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
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.
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 and The Page
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
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
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 …
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
A ‘Death’ Is Noticed  —  An “in memoriam” ad about a former U.S. ambassador that was placed as an April Fools' Day joke backfired yesterday.  —  A photo of Edward M. Gabriel, a very much alive international business consultant who was the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997 to 2001 …
Discussion: On Deadline and Romenesko
Matthew Yglesias:
The Old People Strategy  —  Ed Kilgore has an excellent post on the oddly backward nature of John McCain's current “biography tour” and the general weirdness of the campaign emphasizing the idea that their candidate is genetically programmed to monger war through his jingoistic heritage (or something).
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Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Abortion Extremism
Andrew Stuttaford / The Corner:
One Story, Two Comments  —  Here's a revealing story …
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org:
Turner: Global Warming Will Cause Mass Cannibalism, Insurgents Are Patriots
Discussion: Moonbattery
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Dean says superdelegates are free agents
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
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
 Earlier Items: 
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Business Donors Bypass McCain
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
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Pentagon Is Expected to Close Intelligence Unit
Fox News:
Report: Non-Muslims Deserve to Be Punished
Matt / Think Progress:
CNN catches McCain making contradictory statements about Sadr.