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3:00 PM ET, April 21, 2009

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New York Times:
Obama Open to Prosecutions 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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Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Enhanced Interrogations Worked  —  In releasing highly classified documents on the CIA interrogation program last week, President Obama declared that the techniques used to question captured terrorists “did not make us safer.”  This is patently false.  The proof is in the memos Obama made public …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Politicizing Intelligence, Obama-style (cont'd)
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obama And Top Advisers Scale Back Use Of Word “Torture”
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
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 …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
White House Cheat Sheet: Cheney Keeps on Swinging  —  Former vice president Dick Cheney continued his one-man assault on President Obama, issuing a broad condemnation of the White House — from its handling of the CIA interrogation memos to the handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez …
Discussion: MSNBC, The Hill and The Page
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Cheney: 'I don't think we've got much to apologize for'
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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.
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: ATTACKERMAN and Emptywheel
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.
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 …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Feinstein to Obama: Torture prosecutions should still be on the table.  —  In recent days, President Obama has reiterated his pledge to oppose prosecutions of individuals responsible for torture under the Bush administration.  However, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Computer Spies Breach Fighter-Jet Project  —  WASHINGTON — Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project — the Defense Department's costliest weapons program ever — according to current and former government officials familiar with the attacks.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dem Rep Harman Did Urge Times Not To Publish Wiretapping Expose!  —  Whoa.  Dem Rep Jane Harman did in fact urge The New York Times not to publish its big expose of Bush-era warrantless wiretapping, apparently before the 2004 election, potentially changing the election's outcome and the course of history …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Big-Spending Conservative  —  We've all heard liberal speeches on the economy.  The central concern is inequality.  Power and wealth tend to concentrate at the top of society, so government must stand as a countervailing power.  It must defend the people against the powerful to ensure fairness and opportunity for all.
Ann Sanner / Associated Press:
National service bill to get Obama's signature  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - People who want to give back to their communities through service will get more opportunities to do so under a bill being signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
FBI's newest ‘Most Wanted’ terrorist is American  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - A fugitive animal rights activist charged with bombing two California offices has become the first domestic terrorist named to the FBI's list of “Most Wanted” terror suspects.
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
WOULD NATIONAL STANDARDS THREATEN CREATIVE TEACHING?  —  In response to my post on national curriculum standards, commenter Josh G. asks: … I've heard this question many times recently, and it's a good one.  But there is no reason why national curriculum standards would have to entail a loss of creativity for teachers.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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: Associated Press
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 …
Bill Kauffman / The American Conservative:
The Republic Strikes Back PDF  —  Digg Stumble Upon Newsvine Slashdot Mixx Diigo Google Delicious Reddit Facebook  —  American political discourse, defined as it is by Arthur Schlesinger's ghost and Bill Bennett's ghostwriter, has contracted to such a pinpoint …
Discussion: Reason and Swords Crossed
 
 
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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?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Syed Shoaib Hasan / BBC:
Pakistan Taleban expand control
Discussion: Jihad Watch
The White House:
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO CIA EMPLOYEES
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Ranking Senate partisans
Discussion: Political Machine and MSNBC
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
VIDEO: Logan: I'm no D.C. socialite
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Pelosi, other Dem leaders pressure members to oppose ethics measure
Discussion: Pajamas Media and TigerHawk
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Krugman:
$100 million here, $100 million there  —  “pretty soon …
Discussion: The Foundry and QandO
Mike / Rortybomb:
Ban Mortgage Prepayment Penalties at the Federal Level, 1: Texas
Discussion: Portfolio and The Opinionator
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Sebelius wins committee approval as HHS secretary