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12:25 PM ET, June 12, 2008

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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High Court sides with Guantanamo detainees  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.  —  In its third rebuke of the Bush administration's treatment …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court gives detainees habeas rights  —  In a stunning blow to the Bush Administration in its war-on-terrorism policies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign nationals held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to pursue habeas challenges to their detention.
David Stout / New York Times:
Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal in Civilian Courts  —  WASHINGTON — Foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in Cuba have constitutional rights to challenge their detention there in United States courts, the Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4 …
Alex Koppelman / Salon:
Fox News calls Michelle Obama “Obama's baby mama”  —  An alert reader wrote in just a little while ago to let us know about something he'd spotted on Fox News Wednesday afternoon.  During a segment discussing conservative attacks against Michelle Obama, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack …
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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.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Malkin Defends Fox  —  A woman who has complained bitterly - and understandably - about racial stereotypes defends Fox News' use of the term “Baby-Mama” to describe Michelle Obama.
Discussion: Hot Air and INSTAPUTZ
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.
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:   Obama site confronts rumors
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.
Discussion: On Deadline and Hot Air
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Celia W. Dugger / New York Times:
American Aid Is Seized in Zimbabwe
Discussion: FP Passport
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
The Unvetted Vetter  —  Say this for Sen. Barack Obama: He is a lot quicker in these post-Jeremiah Wright days to walk away from controversy caused him by others.  By the time he finished distancing himself from Jim Johnson, his former vice presidential vetter, Johnson must have felt like he was on Mars.
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Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Obama advisor Jim Johnson resigns amid criticism
Discussion: MoJoBlog
The Hill:
New Gang of 14 won't back McCain  —  Peterson wants answers on energy from McCain's campaign.  In a recent interview, Peterson noted McCain's stance on climate change, saying, “If global warming is our top energy priority, this country has no economic future.”
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Wall Street Journal:
$4 Gasbags  —  Anyone wondering why U.S. energy policy is so dysfunctional need only review Congress's recent antics.  Members have debated ideas ranging from suing OPEC to the Senate's carbon tax-and-regulation monstrosity, to a windfall profits tax on oil companies, to new punishments for …
Discussion: pandagon.net and Reason Magazine
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Debbie Schlussel:
EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:  Key Al-Qaeda Terrorist “Abu Salim's” Son is Barack Obama Fundraiser; Islamic Terrorist “Mr. Mom”  —  By Debbie Schlussel, Copyright 2008  —  **** Must Cite Debbie Schlussel and link to DebbieSchlussel.com; Not for Use by Aaron Klein, WorldNutDaily ****
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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Carl / Israel Matzav:   Al-Qaeda terrorist's son an Obama fundraiser
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Iowa Presidential Election  —  Iowa: Obama Expands Lead in Hawkeye State  —  Barack Obama, enjoying a bounce in national polling since clinching the Democratic Presidential Nomination, is also expanding his lead in Iowa.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Washington Presidential Election
Discussion: The New Republic
 
 
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Eric Gorski / Associated Press:
Southern Baptists remain wary of McCain
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
David Broder's Moonlighting: Post columnist benefits from corporate speaking deals
Discussion: Salon and Romenesko
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
Wrecking the L.A. Times
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John McCain: 'I can't be a referee'
Michael Scherer / Time:
The Outrage Game Bites Obama
The Campaign Spot:
Obama: On gas prices, ‘I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.’
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The recognitions  —  Yesterday the White House announced six recipients …
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Leonard Doyle / The Independent:
No, Johnny, No: Chuck Berry joins chorus of musicians snubbing McCain's campaign
Discussion: Spin Cycle and Stumper
ABCNEWS:
Dems Use Edgy Films to Rally Youth Voters
Lisa Wangsness / Boston Globe:
Va. governor could help fill gap for Obama
Discussion: TIME.com
Michael Ware / CNN:
Papers give peek inside al Qaeda in Iraq
Jeff Coen / Chicago Tribune:
Prosecutors leaned on him, Rezko says
Discussion: TalkLeft
Mark Potok / Hatewatch:
President Obama? Many White Supremacists are Celebrating
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

 
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