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1:40 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 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  —  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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Supreme Court says Gitmo detainees must have access …
Cernig / Newshoggers.com:   SCOTUS - Detainees Have Habeas Rights
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:   The Gitmo Defeat  —  While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision …
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
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.
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.
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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Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
The Unvetted Vetter
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.
Discussion: The Trail
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Michelle Cottle / The New Republic:
Penn Does GQ
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and TIME.com
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
Associated Press:
Not all Democrats going for Obama  —  Variety of issues prevent party members from falling in line  —  WASHINGTON - Nothing personal, Sen. Obama, but our re-election comes first.  —  Barack Obama, for all his attention and primary successes, does not go over so well in a fair number of Democratic lawmakers' home districts.
Discussion: MyDD
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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 …
Discussion: Washington Wire and Think Progress
WisPolitics.com:
WisPolitics.com: Obama bests McCain in first UW Dept. of Political Science/WisPolitics.com General Election Poll  —  CONTACT: UW Political Scientist Ken Goldstein at 608-263-2390, Charles Franklin at 608 263-2022.  —  In the inaugural UW Dept. of Political Science/WisPolitics.com survey taken immediately …
 
 
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Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
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The Hill:
New Gang of 14 won't back McCain  —  Peterson wants answers …
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
The recognitions  —  Yesterday the White House announced six recipients …
Discussion: The Corner and White House
Wall Street Journal:
$4 Gasbags  —  Anyone wondering why U.S. energy policy …
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A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

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

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

 
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