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10:25 AM ET, May 2, 2009


 Top Items: 
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Red State's Erik Erickson writes that Judge Souter is a “goat f*&king child molester”  —  The conservative movement is in shambles and this doozy comes from online conservative blogger Erik Erickson of Red State.  Do we need any more proof that they are all certifiable?  What's up with conservatives and their tweets?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama's one-man press show: ‘Cool’
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama shares thoughts, plans on David Souter and replacement process
Discussion: QandO, Commentary and Don Surber
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Flashback: Specter Opposed Confirmation Of Potential Obama Supreme Court Nominee
Discussion: The Note and Commentary
Media Matters:   FLASHBACK ... Kristol called for 2006 and 2008 to be “a referendum” …
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 …
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.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Saying No to Justice  —  I did something today that I've never done before.  The Department of Justice, which I proudly served for a quarter century as an assistant U.S. attorney and a deputy U.S. marshal, asked me for help, and I declined.  Actually, what I declined to do was attend a meeting.
Discussion: Fausta's Blog and Weasel Zippers
Jennifer Steinhauer / The Caucus:
Schwarzenegger May Support a Democrat  —  LOS ANGELES — If Republican candidates for governor of California are hoping for an automatic high five from the sitting governor, they ought not to get too comfortable.  —  When asked Friday after giving a speech on health care …
Discussion: Calitics and Donklephant
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.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Mixed reviews for W.H.'s FEC pick  —  In a surprise move that is prompting mixed reactions in the campaign finance community, President Obama on Friday afternoon nominated leading labor lawyer John J. Sullivan to the Federal Election Commission.  —  The commission press office was caught off guard …
Wall Street Journal:
Citi Said to Need Up to $10 Billion  —  Bank Disputes ‘Stress Test’ Result; U.S. to Let Lenders Convert Loans to Common Stock  —  WASHINGTON — Citigroup Inc. may need to raise as much as $10 billion in new capital, according to people familiar with the matter, as the government continues negotiations …
Frank J. Fleming / Pajamas Media:
The Superior Moral Position on Torture  —  How dare we support tough measures against those we label as “evil” just because they want to blow up our citizens! … If the CIA torture memos tell us anything, it's that Americans still have a long way to go towards civility.
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Washington Times:
Congress to oversee CIA more closely
Discussion: Emptywheel and Wonk Room
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
White House MySpace seeking BFF
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and The Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Jon Stewart: Hey, sorry for calling Harry Truman a war criminal
Discussion: Commentary
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
‘Secret’ CIA document on White House Flickr feed
Discussion: Moe Lane and Weekly Standard