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3:10 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.??
Michelle Malkin:   Supreme Court opens up Gitmo lawsuit floodgates; Scalia …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Supreme Court says Gitmo detainees must have access …
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Early Reaction to Boumediene.
Discussion: Firedoglake, SCOTUSblog and Corrente
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
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
KEY QUOTES FROM BOUMEDIENE V. BUSH: In this post, I want to excerpt …
Discussion: American Spectator and Commentary
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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 and Hot Air
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 …
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
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
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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Tula Connell / Firedoglake:
When Did the American Dream Turn into Forced Labor?
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Shalala  —  The Medal of Freedom for Donna Shalala …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Rezko: Feds pressured to incriminate Obama
Discussion: TIME.com
The Trail:
Huckaboom Hits TV
Discussion: TIME.com
Matthew Yglesias:
Request: Parfit and the Election
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
PUTTING OBAMA'S LEAD INTO PERSPECTIVE
Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
Liveblogging the Texas GOP Convention
Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
When Conscience and Closet Collide
 Earlier Items: 
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 and The Caucus
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?: …
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Some Hill Dems won't endorse Obama