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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Gun Right  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.  —  The court's 5-4 ruling struck down the District …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court: A constitutional right to a gun  —  Answering a 127-year old constitutional question, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun, at least in one's home.  The Court, splitting 5-4, struck down a District of Columbia ban on handgun possession.
Paul Duggan / Washington Post:
High Court To Announce Ruling on D.C. Gun Ban
Discussion: Bark Bark Woof Woof
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
The Obamacons Who Worry McCain  —  What is an “Obamacon?”  The phrase surfaced in January to describe British conservatives entranced by Barack Obama.  On March 13 the American Spectator broadened the term to cover all “conservative supporters” of the Democratic presidential candidate.
Discussion: Salon
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Mevanh / TIME.com:
Novak Sees Colin Powell Defection to Obama
Discussion: Spin Cycle
New York Times:
U.S. to Take North Korea Off Terror List  —  TOKYO — North Korea took a major step on Thursday toward re-integration into the world community and rapprochement with the United States by submitting for outside inspection a long-delayed declaration of its nuclear program.
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
John McCain doesn't work weekends  —  Since effectively capturing the Republican nomination when Mitt Romney dropped out of the race on February 7, John McCain has held just one public campaign event on a weekend.  —  Instead, after workweeks full of fundraisers, town hall meetings and interviews …
Ian Welsh / Firedoglake:
The Real FISA Vote Passes 80 to 15 With the Presidential Nominees Passing  —  They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.  - Benjamin Franklin  —  The FISA Cloture vote just passed.  The Senate will now consider the motion …
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama On FISA: Telecom Immunity Issue Doesn't Override National Security
New York Times:
Democrats in Delicate Talks to Unify Party  —  WASHINGTON — With the help of one of Washington's best-connected lawyers, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are negotiating a thicket of complicated issues, like how to repay Mrs. Clinton's campaign debt and her role at the Democratic convention.
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Poll: Obama leads, economy rules  —  Are you better off now than you were a year ago?  —  Some 42 percent of Americans say they're actually doing worse economically than last year, according to a new nationwide survey by a Pennsylvania pollster, and that is pushing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama …
Discussion: Cogitamus
Dan Eggen / The Trail:
While Fundraising, Bush Mounts Attack on Obama  —  LIVONIA, Mich. — President Bush came to suburban Detroit Wednesday to mount a clear attack on Sen. Barack Obama, though he never actually mentioned the Democratic candidate's name.  —  Instead, Bush suggested through red-meat GOP rhetoric …
Jacqueline L. Salmon / Washington Post:
ACLU Might File Suit To End Lunch Prayer  —  The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the U.S. Naval Academy unless it abolishes its daily lunchtime prayer, saying that some midshipmen have felt pressured to participate.  —  In a letter to the Naval Academy, Deborah Jeon …
Discussion: protein wisdom and PoliPundit.com
TBogg:
“Optical intercourse”  —  TPM Muckraker adds to the rogues gallery that made up the Justice Department's God-Squaders: … Thanks to TPM reader Citoyen92, we learn a few things about Pensacola Christian College which makes the Yearning For Zion Ranch look like Hef's mansion:
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Jesus' General
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
It's All About Obama  —  Many candidates have measured the Oval Office drapes prematurely.  But Barack Obama is the first to redesign the presidential seal before the election.  —  His seal featured an eagle emblazoned with his logo, and included a Latin version of his campaign slogan.
Discussion: marbury and TIME.com
Redstate:
Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Bill to Chemically Castrate Sex Offenders  —  On the heels of today's SCOTUS decision in Kennedy v. Louisiana barring the death penalty for sex offenders, Gov. Bobby Jindal released a statement calling the ruling an “affront to the people of Louisiana” - and what's more …
 
 
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Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Top McCain Adviser Has Found Success Mixing Money, Politics
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Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
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Discussion: Hot Air and TownHall Blog
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