Marlise Simons / New York Times:
Spanish Court Weighs Inquiry on Torture for 6 Bush-Era Officials — LONDON — A high-level Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation against six former Bush administration officials, including former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, MyDD, Booman Tribune, Riehl World View and Balloon Juice
Charles Lemos / MyDD: Spain's Baltasar Garzón Reviewing Case Against Six Bush …
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Bush Torture Lawyers Targeted in Criminal Probe — One of America's NATO allies—which supported the Bush Administration's war on terror by committing its troops to the struggle-has now opened formal criminal inquiries looking into the Bush team's legacy of torture.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, The Raw Story, The League of Ordinary …, The Daily Dish, Newshoggers.com, TalkLeft and Prairie Weather
Dorian De Wind / The Moderate Voice: While We Talk Truth Commissions, Others Target Bush Torture Lawyers …
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story: Pinochet judge seeks criminal probe of Bush ‘torture lawyers’
E.D. Kain / The League of Ordinary Gentlemen: ad hoc justice
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Wheels Of Justice
Jay McDonough / Newshoggers.com: The noose is tightening for Bush Administration torture authorizers
Leora Broydo Vestel / New York Times:
Do New Bulbs Save Energy if They Don't Work? — SAN FRANCISCO — It sounds like such a simple thing to do: buy some new light bulbs, screw them in, save the planet. — But a lot of people these days are finding the new compact fluorescent bulbs anything but simple.
Josh Painter / RedState: It's easy not being green
John Cook / Gawker: Al Gore's Light Bulbs Are Fail
John J. Miller / The Corner: Dim — I've been buying those flourescent bulbs—you know …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Obama order worries speech groups — Free speech advocates from across the political spectrum are accusing President Barack Obama of impinging on First Amendment rights and are gearing up to take their case public. — At issue is an unprecedented directive that Obama …
Discussion: Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, Liberty Street, Liberal Values, Lean Left and Hot Air
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: Obama Attempts to Rewrite The First Amendment
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Anti-lobbyist policy unconstitutional?
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
Obama Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers — President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft — though far from planted …
Discussion: TigerHawk, Gateway Pundit, Moe Lane, NewsBusters.org, 24Ahead, BeltwayBlips and SEIU
Michael M. Bates / NewsBusters.org: WaPo Reveals: ‘Obama Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers’
Kate Thomas / SEIU: SEIU RN Linda Bock speaks at Obama's online town hall
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Krugman: the left's new anti-Obama — A stark image of Paul Krugman, the bearded New York Times op-ed columnist and Princeton economist, appears on the cover of next week's Newsweek, with the headline “OBAMA IS WRONG: The Loyal Opposition of Paul Krugman.” — Krugman, who won the Nobel Prize …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
DougJ / Balloon Juice: A Nobel Prize in every pot
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CNN in third place in prime time for first time — NEW YORK - CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news genre nearly three decades ago.
Discussion: Hot Air, Scared Monkeys and The Politico
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: CNN falls to third place
Michael Calderone / The Politico: CNN falls to third place
New York Times:
White House Debate Led to Plan to Widen Afghan Effort — WASHINGTON — President Obama's plan to widen United States involvement in Afghanistan came after an internal debate in which Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. warned against getting into a political and military quagmire …
Discussion: Six Meat Buffet, New York Times, Liberty Street, ATTACKERMAN, Associated Press, MyDD, Outside The Beltway, Prairie Weather and Washington Post
Spencer Ackerman / ATTACKERMAN: Now Comes The Moment Of Great Great Decision
Charles Lemos / MyDD: The Thinking of Bruce Reidel
Dave Schuler / Outside The Beltway: Afghanistan Plan: Designed by a Committee
Michelle Levi / CBS News:
President Obama"s Face The Nation Interview
President Obama"s Face The Nation Interview
Krooney / TIME.com: Obama Gets Tough With Bank Bosses
Mark Silva / The Swamp: Obama: ‘Proof of pudding in the eating’
Michael Graham / The Natural Truth:
We Did It! — The good guys win! Ayers is out! Because you spoke out, got on the phones and sent the emails, Boston College did the right thing and told unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers to take a hike. — Here's how the Boston Herald reports it today:
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Biden: U.S. ready for ‘collaboration’ — Vice President Joe Biden and Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at the Progressive Governance Leaders' Summit today in Vina del Mar, Chile. (Photo by Martin Bernett / AFP / Getty Images.) — by Mark Silva
Krooney / TIME.com: Biden: U.S. Strategy Not Unilateral
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Bernanke to meet with Black Caucus — Fed Chief Ben Bernanke continues his Capitol Hill charm offensive on Monday, meeting behind closed doors with the Congressional Black Caucus, according to a Hill aide. — TARP czar Neel Kashkari was expected to appear, but may have to pull out, the staffer said.
Krooney / TIME.com: Bernanke to Sit Down With Black Caucus
Akmuckraker / The Mudflats:
In Exposing the Identity of Mudflats, Rep. Mike Doogan Exposes Himself. — Anonymity is an interesting thing. Anyone who has read my “About” page knows that Mudflats popped out of my head and on to my keyboard last May. I, like many of you, get frustrated with my government.
Rep. Mike Doogan / AKDemocrats.org: Rep. Mike Doogan in Juneau
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: Mike Doogan v. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison
Videmus Omnia / Conservatives4Palin.com: ‘Name That Party’ at the Huffington Post Over Alaskan Blogger Outing
Rep. Mike Doogan / BeltwayBlips: House Democrats AKDEMOCRATS.ORG
Publius / Washington Monthly:
OMINOUS CANARY SONGS.... Count me among the skeptical of Obama's new Afghanistan strategy. What really worries me is what I'll call the “reverse canary” problem. Simply put, the wrong people are too happy. — You're all familiar with the phrase “canary in the coal mine.”
Discussion: The Opinionator and White House Watch
Tobin Harshaw / The Opinionator: Weekend Opinionator: The Art of War in Afghanistan
Dan Froomkin / White House Watch: But Where's the Exit Strategy?
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
White House finalizing plan for more auto aid — WASHINGTON - The Obama administration was finishing work on a plan to give more financial aid to two Detroit automakers in return for tough cost-cutting measures that will ensure the companies' survival. — President Barack Obama's auto …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Obama's Man on the Budget: Just 40 and Going Like 60 — WASHINGTON — At 6 in the morning, Peter R. Orszag is racing: across wet pavement for a 35-minute run, into a shower and a suit, and through a living room that looks rather like an office, the walls painted presidential gold and hung with pictures of federal monuments.
Discussion: marbury, TIME.com, On Deadline, Brendan Nyhan and The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Rahm on Orszag: 'He's made nerdy sexy'
Local & Florida:
Cape “tea party” canceled; City fears too many attendees — CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government. — Why? They feel too many people could show-up. — Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
The White House:
Weekly Address: Crisis and Service — This week the President dedicates his address to the people of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota as they face down disastrous flooding. He speaks of what the government is doing, but also stresses that times of crisis like this are reminders …
Discussion: Shopfloor, Political Machine, Associated Press and Wonk Room
Carter Wood / Shopfloor: Volunteerism and Earth-Moving Equipment
Christopher Weber / Political Machine: Obama's Weekly Address: Crisis and Service
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Pledges Attention to Flooding
Obama Pledges Attention to Flooding
Discussion: Alex Conant, The Swamp, The Politico and The Caucus
Aconant / Alex Conant: Obama's First Natural Disaster
Mark Silva / The Swamp: Obama: Red River's call to service
Nia-Malika Henderson / The Politico: VIDEO: Obama promotes relief efforts
Ben Werschkul / The Caucus: Video: Not Your Father's O.M.B.