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4:35 PM ET, June 12, 2008

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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High Court ruling may delay war crimes trials  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.  —  In its third rebuke of the Bush administration's treatment of prisoners …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court gives detainees habeas rights  —  UPDATE, 1:03 p.m. The District Court judges in Washington who will hear the detaineees' habeas challenges mandated by the Supreme Court will meet soon to decide how to proceed, that Court announced shortly after the Supreme Court ruled.
Satyam / Think Progress:
Scalia: Court's Decision Restoring Habeas ‘Will Almost Certainly Cause More Americans To Be Killed’  —  In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court ruled that habeas corpus protections apply to detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.  “We hold these petitioners do have the habeas corpus privilege …
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:   The Gitmo Defeat  —  While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision …
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
KEY QUOTES FROM BOUMEDIENE V. BUSH: In this post, I want to excerpt …
Discussion: American Spectator and Commentary
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Supreme Court says Gitmo detainees must have access …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Supreme Court restores habeas corpus, strikes down key part …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Michelle Malkin:   Supreme Court opens up Gitmo lawsuit floodgates; Scalia …
Kos / Daily Kos:
Obama's birth certificate  —  The National Review's Jim Geraghty, who (ironically) helped debunk the “Michelle Obama railing against ‘whitey’” video rumors, recently wrote about a new set of rumors: … Those rumors include the claim that Obama was born in Kenya, that his middle name isn't …
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Karen Tumulty / Time:
Exclusive: Obama's Anti-Rumor Plan  —  As long as there have been rumors in politics, there has been one widely accepted way for a candidate to deal with them.  Basically, it's not to.  Otherwise, according to prevailing wisdom, all a candidate achieves is to elevate the rumors to a legitimate story for the media to feast on.
Tax Policy Center home:
A Preliminary Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans  —  The nonpartisan Urban Institute publishes studies, reports, and books on timely topics worthy of public consideration.  The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders.
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Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
Comparison of the McCain and Obama Tax Plans  —  The Tax Policy Center has published A Preliminary Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans.  Here is the abstract: … Here is the bottom line: … Joe Kristan wryly observes on Roth & Co.:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama moves DNC operations to Chicago  —  In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee — and a departure from tradition — large parts of the committee's operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign.  —  The DNC's political department …
Josh Margolin / New Jersey Online:
CNN host lets talk go on of a possible run  —  Dobbs for N.J. governor?  —  It's a hot topic in Republican political and fundraising circles: CNN's Lou Dobbs is thinking of running for governor of New Jersey.  —  Several well-connected Republicans say they've heard the buzz that Dobbs …
The Trail:
Huckaboom Hits TV  —  Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, pictured at a taping of “Meet the Press” in May 2008, will be a commentator for Fox News.  (Getty Images)  —  MIKE HUCKABEE  —  Huckaboom Hits TV  —  By Howard Kurtz Mike Huckabee may have flamed out as a presidential candidate …
Discussion: TIME.com
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   And there it is — Huckabee inks deal with Fox
MiamiHerald.com:
China-Cuba rumors fuel renewed offshore drilling debate  —  Rumors of China drilling in Cuban waters are rallying support for drilling off Florida's coast, but experts say they're untrue.  —  Facebook  —  AIM  —  lclark@MiamiHerald.com  —  WASHINGTON — With gas topping $4 a gallon …
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
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Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Friends of Barack  —  It turns out that Jim Johnson was not the man Barack Obama thought he knew.  The presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee threw the former Fannie Mae CEO over the side as his Vice Presidential vetter yesterday, only a day after he'd said that Mr. Johnson was only …
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
Barack's Bad Day  —  Everybody knows that the very first rule …
Discussion: Washington Post
Michelle Malkin:
Durbin says: We're going to hell!  Update: The Obama “baby mama” drama  —  Breathe a bad word about Michelle Obama and you'll be cast into the fiery bowels of hell, says Reverend Dick Durbin.  —  Here's my hell-baiting Fox segment on Michelle earlier this afternoon.
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Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Fox addresses baby mama drama: Producer used ‘poor judgment’
Justin Rose / Times of London:
Robert Mugabe's militia burn opponent's wife alive  —  The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district.  His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
PUTTING OBAMA'S LEAD INTO PERSPECTIVE  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  In the latest NBC/WSJ poll, Obama leads McCain by six points (47%-41%) among registered voters.  While polls can't accurately gauge an election five months out — after all, so much can still happen …
Lisa DePaulo / Men's Fashion, Men's Clothing …:
Why She Lost  —  Hillary's message man, Mark Penn, gives us the exclusive postmortem...and still wonders where all the money went  —  WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION of Hillary Clinton, there was no one in the primary race with higher negatives, as they say, than Mark Penn, her beleaguered chief strategist.
 
 
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CNN:
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Fox News:
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Howard Fineman / Newsweek:
No Clones and No Crazies  —  What John McCain is looking …
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Associated Press:
U.K. rights group: U.S. has photographic evidence of torture
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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CNN:
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain In 2005: I “Totally” Support Bush On The “Transcendent Issues” (VIDEO)
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
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Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John McCain: 'I can't be a referee'