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2:45 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.
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Supreme Court opens up Gitmo lawsuit floodgates; Scalia …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Early Reaction to Boumediene.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Supreme Court says Gitmo detainees must have access …
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:   The Gitmo Defeat  —  While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision …
Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
SCOTUS - Detainees Have Habeas Rights
Discussion: The Impolitic
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Habeas Rights Upheld For Gitmo Detainees By SCOTUS
Discussion: The Opinionator
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.
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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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Malkin Defends Fox
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 and WE Blog
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
The Unvetted Vetter
Discussion: Commentary, Hot Air and The Trail
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
 
 
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
PUTTING OBAMA'S LEAD INTO PERSPECTIVE
Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
Liveblogging the Texas GOP Convention
Canadian Press:
McCain coming to Canada for free trade speech
Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
Pentagon Inked $97 Million Deal With Kremlin-Tied Outfit …
Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
When Conscience and Closet Collide
TChris / TalkLeft:
A Quick Reading of Boumediene
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Question Of Empire, Ctd.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Eunomia
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CNN:
Carville: Gore would make a great vice president...again
Discussion: TPMCafe, The Caucus and Shakesville
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
Review: Troubling passages in texts at Va. school
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
David Broder's Moonlighting: Post columnist benefits from corporate speaking deals
Discussion: Salon and Open Left
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John McCain: 'I can't be a referee'
The Hill:
New Gang of 14 won't back McCain  —  Peterson wants answers …
Debbie Schlussel:
EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?: …
 

 
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Jack Herrera / Columbia Journalism Review:
A profile of Lorena López, the founder and editor of La Prensa de Iowa, an improbably successful Spanish-language paper serving rural farm towns in western Iowa

Jason Parham / Wired:
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Catherine Perloff / Adweek:
The Trade Desk threatens to demonetize Yahoo video ad inventory, saying Yahoo had misrepresented inventory as “in-stream”; Yahoo says it's working on changes

 
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