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7:35 PM ET, June 12, 2008

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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Court says detainees have rights, bucking Bush  —  WASHINGTON - In a stinging rebuke to President Bush's anti-terror policies, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign detainees held for years at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have the right to appeal to U.S. civilian courts …
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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 …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Supreme Court restores habeas corpus, strikes down key part of Military Commissions Act  —  (updated below)  —  In a major rebuke to the Bush administration's theories of presidential power — and in an equally stinging rebuke to the bipartisan political class which has supported …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High Court sides with Guantanamo detainees again  —  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 …
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
The Gitmo Defeat  —  While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision …
Discussion: Hot Air
Jnessel / Center for Constitutional Rights:
LANDMARK WIN FOR GUANTANAMO DETAINEES!
Discussion: The Huffington Post
David Brown / The BLT:   A Goodbye for Greenhouse  —  The Supreme Court press corps …
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
The Rule of Law Prevailed
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Boumediene For Dummies  —  As publius noted, the Supreme Court …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
McCain says Gitmo ruling “concerns” him
Discussion: doubleplusundead
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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Flip / Suitably Flip:
Kos Tries To Pass Off Obama's Birth Certification As Birth Certificate  —  ... without any attribution or mention of how it came into his possession, it should be noted.  He divulges only that it is a scanned image, the edges of which he trimmed.  —  Unfortunately, he's more careful with document grooming than with authentication.
Discussion: Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The Smear Page Smears the Smearmaster  —  Obama's campaign has launched a website meant to push back against the viral campaign against him called “Fight the Smears.”  The fact hub, replete with a Truth Bird, includes this: … But Stone, while absolutely spreading rumor of the tape, didn't say he had evidence.
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Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:   Jay Carney Blames Conservative Bloggers for “Whitey” Rumor
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Exclusive: Obama's Anti-Rumor Plan
Z. Byron Wolf / ABCNEWS:
Ron Paul to End Campaign, Launches New Effort  —  Supporters Plot Shadow Convention, More Revolution  —  Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign, a pugnacious, ideological crusade against big government and interventionist leanings in the Republican party, will officially end Thursday …
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 …
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: OBAMA'S BUMP
Politicker NJ:
Quinnipiac: Obama leads McCain in N.J. by six points
Discussion: WisPolitics.com
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 …
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 …
Discussion: QandO and The Trail
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
Barack's Bad Day  —  Everybody knows that the very first rule …
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
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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Gregg Krupa / Detroit News:
Obama aides grilled in Dearborn
Greg Wallace / Political Radar:
Top Campaign Official: GOP Hopes to Lose Only Three Senate Seats
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Large Democratic Base Provides Big Advantage for Obama
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Fox News:
McConnell Continues Assault on Obama Over ‘Gradual’ Gas Hike Statement
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Howard Fineman / Newsweek:
No Clones and No Crazies  —  What John McCain is looking …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Associated Press:
U.K. rights group: U.S. has photographic evidence of torture
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BBC:
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