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2:15 PM ET, May 2, 2009


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William Glaberson / New York Times:
U.S. May Revive Guantánamo Military Courts  —  The Obama administration is moving toward reviving the military commission system for prosecuting Guantánamo detainees, which was a target of critics during the Bush administration, including Mr. Obama himself.
Darren Hutchinson / DISSENTING JUSTICE:
Kinder, Gentler Military Tribunals?  You Betcha. . . .  Is President Obama planning to use highly criticized military courts to prosecute detainees at Guantanamo Bay?  —  According to a New York Times article, he is.  —  Civil libertarians within Obama's liberal base passionately opposed …
Discussion: Opinio Juris
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Condi's Really Bad Day  —  For eight years, Condoleezza Rice dealt with the Beltway punditry and the access-craving White House press corps.  The reception she got, with a handful of exceptions, was fawning.  Which leaves her totally unprepared for a return to an academy populated …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Obama Has Chance to Select Justice With Varied Résumé  —  WASHINGTON — The current Supreme Court, made up entirely of former federal appeals court judges, is in some ways the most insulated and homogenous in American history.  —  None of the justices have held elective office.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Red State's Erik Erickson writes that Judge Souter is a “goat f …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama's one-man press show: ‘Cool’
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
YOUR ENLIGHTENED MAINSTREAM: Video: Miss California is a piece of garbage with breast implants or something.  —  It's stuff like this that makes all the “have you no decency, sir?” stuff from the left hard to swallow.  Plus, “gay gynephobia?”  There does seem to be a lot of misogyny coming out of the gay-marriage crowd lately.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GET TO KNOW RULE IV.... With the Senate Democratic caucus up to 59 seats, chances are pretty good that President Obama's Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed, no matter how big a fit the right throws.  Even if Republicans abandon everything they said during the Bush years and launched a filibuster …
Discussion: Washington Post and Time
John Hawkins / Pajamas Media:
The Right Needs to Play as Dirty as the Left  —  It's time to give them a taste of their own medicine. … When I was in college, I studied Southern Long Fist Kung Fu for more than a year and my teacher told me something that I never forgot.  He said that when you're being attacked …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Biden to appear at AIPAC  —  Vice President Joe Biden will headline the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference, which begins tomorrow in Washington, D.C., a source at the group said.  —  The announcement that Biden will speak Monday morning comes a day after a victory …
Fox News:
Study: Obama's Early Popularity Only Average Among Predecessors  —  Though President Obama's job approval score has been strong since he took office, historical polling data shows his popularity during his first 100 days is right in the middle of the scores other new presidents received from the public over the past 60 years
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Micheline Maynard / New York Times:
Union Takes Rare Front Seat in Chrysler Deal  —  DETROIT — Labor unions usually dread bankruptcy, and for good reason.  Their pay, benefits and pensions typically suffer significant cuts, as airline and steel workers can attest.  —  But for the United Automobile Workers union …
David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
Change the GOP should believe in  —  It was a mere four years ago that the Republican Party governed — and I assure you I employ the word “govern” reluctantly — every level of federal government.  Few experts construed this to mean that the Democratic Party was forever irrelevant or a rotting cadaver.
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
Charles Karel Bouley / The Huffington Post:
The Majority of Muslims Who Attend Mosque Weekly Feel Torturing For Their Cause Is Just**  —  **It's Not True  —  The headline “Majority Of Muslims That Attend Mosque Weekly Feel Torturing For Their Cause Is Just” got your attention, didn't it?  It's not true, I made it up, but the thought of it probably already angered some.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama Approval High Among Muslims, Jews, and Catholics
Discussion: PoliGazette, The Swamp and Hot Air
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Frank J. Fleming / Pajamas Media:
The Superior Moral Position on Torture
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Mixed reviews for W.H.'s FEC pick
Jennifer Steinhauer / The Caucus:
Schwarzenegger May Support a Democrat
Discussion: PoliGazette, Calitics and Donklephant
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Jon Stewart: Hey, sorry for calling Harry Truman a war criminal