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4:55 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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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 …
Satyam / Think Progress:
Scalia: Court's Decision Restoring Habeas 'Will Almost Certainly Cause …
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:   The Gitmo Defeat  —  While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Supreme Court restores habeas corpus, strikes down key part …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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 …
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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.
Flip / Suitably Flip:
Kos Tries To Pass Off Obama's Birth Certification As Birth Certificate
Discussion: Hot Air and Daily Kos
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 …
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
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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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: Salon and TIME.com
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   And there it is — Huckabee inks deal with Fox
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 …
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 …
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
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Fox addresses baby mama drama: Producer used ‘poor judgment’  —  Since Salon's Alex Koppelman caught Fox News characterizing Michelle Obama as “Obama's Baby Mama,” there's been an uproar over use of such an offensive term.  —  “A producer on the program exercised poor judgment in using …
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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 …
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.
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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The Atlantic Online:
Furman and Social Security
Discussion: The Plank and New York Times
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: OBAMA'S BUMP
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Do Not Feed the Troll: Tell The National Press Club Not To Host Larry Sinclair
Discussion: Larry Sinclair …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: North Carolina Presidential Election
Discussion: Eunomia
CNN:
Bush meets ‘old friend’ Berlusconi in Italy
Discussion: Washington Wire
Associated Press:
U.K. rights group: U.S. has photographic evidence of torture
Discussion: Hullabaloo and I Am TRex
Tula Connell / Firedoglake:
When Did the American Dream Turn into Forced Labor?
Discussion: AFL-CIO NOW BLOG
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Rezko: Feds pressured to incriminate Obama
Discussion: TIME.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Question Of Empire, Ctd.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Eunomia
CNN:
Carville: Gore would make a great vice president...again
Discussion: TPMCafe
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
David Broder's Moonlighting: Post columnist benefits from corporate speaking deals
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John McCain: 'I can't be a referee'
Wall Street Journal:
$4 Gasbags  —  Anyone wondering why U.S. energy policy …
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Pamela McClintock / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comscore: Memorial Day weekend box office grossed an estimated $128.3M, a 29-year low, excluding 2020 and 2021, and down ~37% YoY; Furiosa led with just $32M

Alex Rogers / Financial Times:
Letter: Vivek Ramaswamy calls for BuzzFeed to axe staff, focus on video, and hire new voices, like Tucker Carlson, after raising his stake in BuzzFeed to 8.3%

Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
How a struggling actor duped friends and investors in a $690M+ Hollywood Ponzi scheme, claiming to buy cheap movie rights and sell them to major streamers

 
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