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5:30 PM ET, April 21, 2009

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New York Times:
Obama Open to Inquiry in Interrogation Abuses  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday left open the door to creating a bipartisan commission that would investigate the Bush administration's use of harsh interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects, and he did not rule out taking action …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Source: Despite Claim, Cheney Didn't Really Ask CIA To Release Torture Intelligence  —  Did Dick Cheney really “formally” ask the CIA to release reams of intelligence allegedly showing that the torture program worked, as Cheney claimed last night on Fox News?
Huma Khan / Political Punch:
President Holds Open Door For Prosecutions of Bush Officials For Interrogation Policies, Truth Commission  —  ABC News' Jake Tapper, Sunlen Miller and Yunji de Nies report:  —  President Obama suggested today that it remained a possibility that the Justice Department might bring charges …
CNSNews:
CIA Confirms: Waterboarding 9/11 Mastermind Led to Info that Aborted 9/11-Style Attack on Los Angeles  —  (CNSNews.com) - The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” …
www.washingtonexaminer.com:
GWS  —  I am not angry Mr. York.  I am afraid.  Afraid of the hatred for this President generated by the likes of FOX news and this newspaper.  I know that MSNBC is in the bed with the Democrats, but FOX is married to the Republicans.  Promoting this tea party is a prime example.
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Jeff G. / protein wisdom:   “In time of victory, why is the left so angry?”
Stephen Gordon / The Next Right:   A sincere warning to big-government Republican politicians
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
McCain facing 2010 primary  —  Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year.  —  Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure …
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
McCain gets conservative primary challenger
Discussion: Townhall.com
Wall Street Journal:
America's Newest Profession: Bloggers for Hire  —  In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers.  Already more Americans are making their primary income from posting their opinions than Americans working as computer programmers, firefighters or even bartenders.
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Megan McArdle:
Blogging For Big Bucks
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THIESSEN RATIONALIZES MUSLIM TORTURE... Just 48 hours after President Obama was inaugurated, former Bush chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen said Obama “is already proving to be the most dangerous man ever to occupy the Oval Office.”  With a record like this, it's probably unwise to expect …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Mark Thiessen: It Was Torture
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obama And Top Advisers Scale Back Use Of Word “Torture”
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Sister Toldjah
Philip Zelikow / Shadow Government:
The OLC “torture memos”: thoughts from a dissenter  —  I first gained access to the OLC memos and learned details about CIA's program for high-value detainees shortly after the set of opinions were issued in May 2005.  I did so as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's policy representative …
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Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
DOJ Sits on Secret CIA Interrogation Memo
Discussion: Emptywheel and ATTACKERMAN
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Civil War Raging in Right-Wing Blogosphere  —  Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, jazz musician and Web designer Charles Johnson has devoted his blog, Little Green Footballs, to exposing Muslim extremism in and outside the United States.  His targets have included the Council …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Is Cheney Panicking?  —  The one thing you saw most plainly in the Plame affair is how obsessed Dick Cheney is with public image, the chattering classes and spinning stories that might reflect poorly on him.  The act is the elder statesman, authoritatively reviewing the world scene …
Chuck Neubauer / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Senator's husband's firm cashes in on crisis  —  Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency that awarded contract to spouse  —  On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency …
Chicago Breaking News:
Blagojevich's reality show on court's agenda  —  Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich may learn today if a federal judge will allow him to leave the country to participate in a reality TV show.  —  Lawyers who represent Blagojevich in his pending corruption trial are scheduled to appear at 11 a.m …
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Juan Williams / FOX Forum:
Obama's Outrageous Sin Against Our Kids  —  As I watch Washington politics I am not easily given to rage.  —  Washington politics is a game and selfishness, out-sized egos and corruption are predictable.  —  But over the last week I find myself in a fury.
The Politico:
Why GOP is devouring one book  —  There aren't any sex scenes or vampires, and it won't help you lose weight.  —  But House Republicans are tearing through the pages of Amity Shlaes' “The Forgotten Man” like soccer moms before book club night.  —  Shlaes' 2007 take on the Great Depression questions …
Los Angeles Times:
Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases — for starters  —  The special inspector general says TARP is ‘inherently vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse.’ The risk grows as the plan becomes more complex, he says.  —  Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles — In the first major disclosure …
Ceci Connolly / Washington Post:
Health-Care Dialogue Alarms Obama's Allies  —  As Congress returns to begin an intense debate over reshaping the nation's $2.2 trillion health-care system, prominent left-leaning organizations and liberal House members are issuing a warning to their Democratic allies: Don't cave on us.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  The New York Times' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record …
John / Power Line:
Criminalizing Conservatism  —  Many liberals don't just want to defeat conservatives at the polls, they want to send them to jail.  Toward that end, they have sometimes tried to criminalize what are essentially policy differences.  President Obama hinted at another step in that direction …
Discussion: Lean Left
THE WEEK News & Opinion:
The Republicans' Paranoid Style  —  In 1964, historian Richard Hofstadter described “the paranoid style” as a periodic recurrence in American national life, characterized by “the use of paranoid modes of expressions by more or less normal people . . . heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy.”
Discussion: PoliGazette
Wall Street Journal:
Our Selective Moral Outrage  —  Why does Israel face more opprobrium than Russia?  —  Few places on earth have been as systematically brutalized over the past decade as Chechnya.  So you might have thought that the Russian government's decision last week to declare an end to its …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama: ‘Shaka’ hang-loose for Navy  —  Proof that Barack Obama is from Hawaii:  —  At a ceremony honoring the Naval Academy's football team today, the president found some pride in the heritage of the team's head coach - Ken Niumatalolo - as well as that of its starting quarterback - Kaipo Noa Kaheaku Enhada.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Atrios / Eschaton:
Justice  —  I'm so old I can remember those ancient days when it was accepted that the Justice Department was independent from the president, that the Attorney General and others should make decisions absent political considerations, and that when it seemed as if independence might not be possible …
Discussion: Salon
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Go Organic — No Artificial Blogging.  Support Marcy Wheeler!  —  Yesterday, Marcy Wheeler made the front page of the New York Times with her scoop about about Khalid Sheik Mohammed being waterboarded 183 times in one month.  Her liveblogging of the Libby trial was one of the seminal moments …
East Valley Tribune:
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
A conservative health care champion
Discussion: Wonk Room
The Independent:
Pirates: the $80m Gulf connection
Gloria Borger / CNN:
A little outrage, please, Mr. President
Discussion: David Rothkopf and Commentary
Victoria McGrane / The Politico:
Geithner defends bailout
The Campaign Spot:
Meghan McCain Gives Rave Review to Eminem's Video Depicting Sex with Faux Sarah Palin
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Obscene: Ahmadinejad entourage screams “Zionazi” at ... Elie Wiesel
Discussion: Political Punch and Pajamas Media
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Gitmo  —  Helen Thomas: Why is the president blocking …
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press:
Franken lawyers seek expedited handling of appeal
Discussion: The Page
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOU DO HERE?
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Ranking Senate partisans
Discussion: Political Machine, Open Left and MSNBC
Ann Sanner / Associated Press:
Obama signs national service bill
Discussion: Political Machine