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4:45 AM ET, April 13, 2009

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Associated Press:
Obama twice approved force to rescue hostage  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama twice authorized the military to rescue a U.S. captain who was being held by Somali pirates and whose life appeared to be at risk, administration officials said after Sunday's rescue.
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CNN:
American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says  —  (CNN) — The captain of the Maersk Alabama was freed Sunday after being held captive since Wednesday by pirates off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the situation told CNN.
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
How the rescue happened  —  I just finished listening to the press conference w/ ADM Gortney about the rescue of Captain Phillips.  At the time it happened the USS Bainbridge was towing the lifeboat to calmer waters as the sea state was deteriorating.  One of the pirates was on board …
Caleb / Caleb's blog:
Captive Captain Saves President Obama  —  From the Daily News: … (h/t) Tammy Bruce & Moe Lane.  —  Playing pansy politics with pirates put the Captain's life at increased risk.  His first escape attempt was thwarted by the thugs as Phillips remained adrift from the aid and cover of the US Navy …
R.M. Schneiderman / New York Times:
U.S. Captain Held by Pirates Is Freed  —  Richard Phillips, the captain of an American cargo ship held hostage by armed Somali pirates for more than four days, was freed on Sunday after three of his captors were killed, government and shipping officials said.
Washington Post:
U.S. Ship Captain Rescued From Pirates by Navy Seals
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama: Captain's release, U.S. resolve
Discussion: The Politico
Dena Potter / Associated Press:
Rescued merchant ship captain grateful to US Navy
Discussion: The Obama Legacy
TigerHawk:
Captain Phillips has been rescued
Discussion: GayPatriot
AMERICAN DIGEST:   God Bless the Easter Seals!
Mark R. Probst:
Amazon Follies  —  On Amazon.com two days ago, mysteriously, the sales rankings disappeared from two newly-released high profile gay romance books: “Transgressions” by Erastes and “False Colors” by Alex Beecroft.  Everybody was perplexed.  Was it a glitch of some sort?
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Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy:
Amazon de-ranks so-called adult books, including National Book Award winner  —  One of these books has been removed from Amazon's sales rankings because of “adult” content; the other has not.  —  “American Psycho” is Bret Easton Ellis' story of a sadistic murderer.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News, MyDD and pandagon.net
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books:
Amazon Rank … Making this the top result, which is also dependent upon algorithms and s**t, requires help from you savvy folks.  —  I've created a page with the definition for “amazon rank.”  LINK TO http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/ amazonrank with “Amazon Rank” as the anchor text.
Publishers Weekly:
Amazon Says Glitch to Blame for “New” Adult Policy  —  A groundswell of outrage, concern and confusion sprang up over the weekend, largely via Twitter, in response to what authors and others believed was a decision by Amazon to remove adult titles from its sales ranking.
Vashtan / Meta Writer:
Amazon Censorship - Who is affected?
Discussion: Jezebel
Paul McGeough / Sydney Morning Herald:
Warning that Pakistan is in danger of collapse within months  —  PAKISTAN could collapse within months, one of the more influential counter-insurgency voices in Washington says.  —  The warning comes as the US scrambles to redeploy its military forces and diplomats in an attempt …
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Obama's Chief of Staff Grants Access, Gets Results  —  Lawmakers Respond to Improved Access to White House  —  As the House and Senate debated the budget earlier this month, Rahm Emanuel's spacious West Wing office took on the feel of a legislative bazaar.
Discussion: TIME.com
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
China Slows Purchases of U.S. and Other Bonds  —  HONG KONG — Reversing its role as the world's fastest-growing buyer of U.S. Treasuries and other foreign bonds, the Chinese government actually sold bonds heavily in January and February before resuming purchases in March, according to data released this weekend by China's central bank.
Discussion: naked capitalism
Stephen Gordon / The Liberty Papers:
Homeland Security document targets most conservatives and libertarians in the country  —  Thousands of racists and terrorists rally at Cincinnati Tea Party  —  Remember that now-retracted Missouri Information Analysis Center report which stated that small-government types (specifically Ron Paul …
Discussion: PoliGazette and The Other McCain
New York Times:
‘Surgical’ Bankruptcy Possible for G.M.  —  By MICHELINE MAYNARD and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED  —  DETROIT — The Treasury Department is directing General Motors to lay the groundwork for a bankruptcy filing by a June 1 deadline, despite G.M.'s public contention that it could still reorganize outside court …
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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