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5:15 PM ET, April 22, 2009

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Lindsey Ellerson / The Note:
Hillary Clinton Questions Dick Cheney's Credibility  —  ABC News' David Chalian Reports: Hillary Clinton stepped directly into the middle of this week's political fray when she questioned former Vice President Dick Cheney's credibility on the torture memos recently released by the Obama administration.
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Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Cheney hits Obama again: ‘Devastating’ economic policies  —  (CNN) — President Barack Obama's expansion of the federal government into the financial sector is likely to have “devastating” effects in the long term, former Vice President Dick Cheney said in his latest salvo directed at the new White House administration.
Byron York / www.washingtonexaminer.com:
Did the Times bury its story on interrogations' effectiveness?  —  If you go to Memeorandum, the most talked-about story on the Web today, or at least as of 11:20 this morning, is Peter Baker's New York Times piece, “Banned Techniques Yielded ‘High Value Information,’ Memo Says.”  The story begins:
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Who's Politicizing Intelligence Now?
Discussion: Commentary and Power Line
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Confronting the Bush Legacy, Reluctantly
Discussion: The Page
Jonathan S. Landay / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Report: Abusive tactics were used to find Iraq-al Qaida link  —  WASHINGTON — The Bush administration put relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘COLONELS IN MIRRORED SUNGLASSES’.... I can appreciate why Karl Rove is upset about recent revelations about Bush administration torture policies.  After all, who wants their friends and colleagues to end up looking like war criminals?  Rove has a specific job to do: make Bush and his team look better …
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Rove claims prosecuting torture memo authors will turn Obama admin “into the moral equivalent of a Latin American country run by colonels in mirrored sunglasses”
Discussion: Don Surber and The Daily Dish
The Huffington Post:
MoveOn Torture Ad Highlights Cheney For Investigation  —  MoveOn.org is set to launch an aggressive new ad campaign calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the use of torture during the Bush administration and even raising the specter of targeting former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Jane Mayer In / New Yorker:
JANE MAYER: THOUGHTS ON THE LEVIN REPORT
wtopnews.com:
Acting Freddie Mac CFO commits suicide  —  VIENNA, Va. — David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, committed suicide in his Hunter Mill Estates home Wednesday morning.  He hanged himself.  —  Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Mary Anne Jennings tells WTOP police responded …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Court Debates Strip Search of Student  —  WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court spent an hour on Tuesday debating what middle school students are apt to put in their underwear and what should be done about it.  —  Justice Stephen G. Breyer, for instance, said it struck him as …
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Levi Johnston's shockingly candid answers to CNN's Larry King  —  Well, once again Larry King's bookers have got the big get — Levi Johnston is scheduled to be on the CNN show tonight, unless his pickup breaks down in Saskatchewan.  —  It's billed as an “exclusive” — at least for this week.
Discussion: Gawker and Wonkette
Michael P. Tremoglie / thebulletin.us:
Earth Day Philly Style  —  Environmentalist Loved Planet, Murdered Girlfriend  —  Today is Earth Day, a holiday created to honor the planet and to raise the consciousness of man's effect on the environment.  Philadelphia has a very strong tie to this day.
Discussion: Moonbattery and Townhall.com
National Post:
The border for dummies  —  Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job?  She appears to be about as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo.  —  In an interview broadcast Monday on the CBC …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Rachel Lucas
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CTV.ca:   U.S. security boss clarifies comments about border
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
First Movers  —  Bronnenberg, Dhar and Dube report on first mover advantage in consumer packaged goods brands: … Tyler Cowen remarks: … This reminds me of Andrew Gelman's map of Starbucks vs Wal-Mart.  Here's Starbucks:  —  And here's Wal-Mart:  —  You see some of the stereotype …
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why is Heinz Ketchup still so popular in Pittsburgh?
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Morgan Neill / CNN:
Obama misread Cuban offer, Castro says  —  HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — President Obama misinterpreted Cuban President Raúl Castro's offer to start talks with the United States, Castro's brother Fidel said Wednesday, appearing to dismiss the U.S. leader's call for Cuba to release political prisoners.
Discussion: Gawker and TVNewser
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Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Fidel Castro: Obama ‘misinterpreted’ Raul's words
Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
Clinton on Cheney: 'It won't surprise you that I don't consider him a particularly reliable source.'  —  In testimony today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) that she did not view former Vice President Cheney as a …
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Clinton: interrogation officials should be reviewed
Discussion: NY Daily News, Gothamist and The Page
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Who's More Popular Than Republicans These Days?  —  Yes, stealing this blatantly off of a liberal website, but it explains why the White House is so confident and has so much breathing room: As Chris Bowers writes: “A new CNN poll has found that Venezuela — an anti-American, socialist-block forming …
Michelle Malkin:
$%^&*!!: Civility and tolerance in the Age of Obama  —  My syndicated column today looks at the outbreak of Obama-esque discourse across the country.  Couldn't even mention some of the misogynist sleaze prompted by the Tea Party movement because newspapers wouln't print it.  And they call us an “unhinged mob?”
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Democrats Consider Bypassing G.O.P. on Health Care Plan  —  WASHINGTON — With solid majorities in both houses of Congress, Democrats are tempted to use their political muscle to speed passage of health care legislation with minimal concessions to the Republican minority.
Discussion: The Page and Prairie Weather
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Fuzzy Math  —  According to an MIT study, cap and trade could cost the average household more than $3,900 per year.  —  It's just another inconvenient truth: If Americans want any of the government remedies that would supposedly save a planet allegedly imperiled by global warming, it's going to cost them.
The Hill:
Stopping Dem 60 ‘real hard,’ Cornyn fears  —  The man in charge of electing more Republicans to the Senate said it will be difficult to stop the Democrats from winning a 60-seat majority in 2010.  —  Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the new head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Matt Drudge — Nowhere Man?  —  (Photo by Jenny Zeiner for Washington Post)  —  Loyal Fix readers know that we follow the movements of one Matt Drudge — and his eponymous Web site — quite closely.  —  Why?  Because, despite any number of critics across the media sphere …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dirk Smillie / Forbes:
New Guinea Tribe Sues The ‘New Yorker’ For $10 Million  —  They challenge a story depicting them as rapists, murderers and pig thieves.  —  In an April 21, 2008, New Yorker story, “Vengeance Is Ours,” Pulitzer Prize-winning geography scholar Jared Diamond describes blood feuds that rage …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gawker
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
EXPLAINING THE LACK OF OUTRAGE.... Jonathan Martin has a fairly long, 1,600-word piece today, exploring why President Obama is largely unaffected by the controversies the right has tried to gin up. … Martin, trying to get to the bottom of this, considers a few angles, including the lack …
Kate Barrett / The Note:
Leahy Will Defy Obama to Pursue Bush-Era Torture Inquiry  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports from Capitol Hill: Sen. Patrick Leahy pledged today that if he cannot get the votes to create a bipartisan commission to investigate U.S. torture policy under former President George W. Bush …
Jimmy Vielkind / Politicker NY:
The Recount Will Go On: NY-20 Judge Says Residency Objections Will Be Heard ‘Case by Case’  —  <!—[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]—><!— [if gte mso 9]> <![endif]—><!— [if !mso]> <![endif]—>  —  ALBANY—The ballot-counting the race …
Dafna Linzer / ProPublica:
Dozens of Prisoners Held by CIA Still Missing, Fates Unknown  —  Last week, we pointed out that one of the newly released Bush-era memos inadvertently confirmed that the CIA held an al-Qaeda suspect named Hassan Ghul in a secret prison and subjected him to what Bush administration lawyers called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
ABCNEWS:
ABC News Exclusive: Torture Tape Implicates UAE Royal Sheikh  —  Police in Uniform Join In as Victim Is Whipped, Beaten, Electrocuted, Run Over by SUV  —  A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country's royal family mercilessly torturing a man with whips …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Dems to brand GOP as party of Gingrich, Cheney
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WH communications director leaving
Steve Schifferes / BBC:
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Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Blames America