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10:50 AM ET, May 16, 2009

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Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Huntsman to accept ambassadorship to China  —  Announcement Saturday » Gary Herbert to become Utah governor  —  Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. will resign from office to accept a nomination to become the ambassador to China.  —  Sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune that an announcement is scheduled for Saturday.
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The Politico:
Huntsman chosen ambassador to China  —  President Barack Obama named Republican Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. as his pick for ambassador to China, likely removing one of his strongest potential challengers in the 2012 presidential campaign from the running.  —  In an unusual Saturday …
Washington Post:
Republican Governor of Utah Selected to Be Envoy to China  —  Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. (R) will be introduced today as President Obama's choice as ambassador to China, a source familiar with the decision said last night.  —  Huntsman, 48, was mentioned this spring as a potential Republican contender …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Huntsman to China, 2012 Aspirations Fade  —  Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is likely out of the 2012 sweepstakes.  Photo by Lucian Perkins of the Washington Post  —  The news that Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. will be the ambassador to China for President Barack Obama almost certainly forecloses …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
CIA director says Pelosi received the truth  —  CIA Director Leon Panetta challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusations that the agency lied to her, writing a memo to his agents saying she received nothing but the truth.  —  Panetta said that “ultimately, it is up to Congress to evaluate …
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Mike Madden / Salon:
Cheney's torture trap for Democrats  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 14, 2009.  —  You might have thought getting torture back in the news would be a bad move for any Republican; after all, it was the Bush administration that authorized the torturing.
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
White House Dodges Question About Pelosi
Discussion: TigerHawk and The Campaign Spot
Washington Post:
CIA Chief Panetta Rebuts Pelosi's Charges on Interrogation Briefings
Discussion: ThreatsWatch and Media Blog
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oh my: Pelosi was told the truth, says ... Leon Panetta
Discussion: Redhot
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Panetta to CIA: We told Pelosi the truth
Michael Stokes Paulsen / Weekly Standard:
Obama's Injustice Department  —  The irresponsible Office of Professional Responsibility.  —  Government lawyers in the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) appear to have leaked to the press parts of a confidential—and classified—draft report concerning the actions of Bush administration lawyers.
Discussion: Power Line
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Don't Wince.  Fight!  —  Dick Cheney, Most Valuable Republican.  —  When accused of being too aggressive on behalf of the United States at the United Nations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was fond of repeating a French proverb: “Cet animal est fort méchant, / Quand on l'attaque il se défend.”
Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
O'Reilly: Americans should be able to go out in public without being harassed by people with cameras.  —  After the Wednesday edition of the O'Reilly Factor, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly complained on his daily “O'Reilly Factor Post Game Show” that, in his view, today's technology means “we don't have any privacy at all.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly, D-Day and Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Military Tribunals  —  Another Friday, another bow to Bush's antiterror legacy.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  President Obama's endorsements of Bush-Cheney antiterror policies are by now routine: for example, opposing the release of prisoner abuse photographs and support …
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Yes, Nancy, There Really Is a God Nemesis  —  There is an odd sense among Democrats that nemesis simply does not exist.  A once-vein-bulging Al Gore who barnstormed the country slurring President Bush by calling him a liar now seems baffled about the precedent he set of a vice president …
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
Coal, Electric Industries Big Winners in Climate Bill Deal  —  Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) (WDCpix)  —  Even as House Democrats are celebrating their deal with conservative-leaning colleagues on climate change legislation, the real winners under the compromise …
Michael Riley / Denver Post:
Dems red-faced over veteran imposter  —  Democrats are incensed over how a man duped the party and veterans during the '08 campaign.  —  WASHINGTON — Rick Strandlof, executive director of the Colorado Veterans Alliance and the man most colleagues knew as Rick Duncan, was front and center during …
USA Today:
Al Gore joins Cheney-Obama feud  —  In a CNN interview this morning, former Vice President Gore got involved in the political feud over his successor Dick Cheney.  —  Gore said he wished Cheney would have given President Obama more time in office before criticizing national security policy.
Discussion: Don Surber and Opinion L.A.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Gore chides Cheney
Discussion: Hot Air, Weekly Standard and The Swamp
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Familiar Obama Phrase Being Groomed as a Slogan  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama told doctors and insurers on Monday that revamping health care would “lay a new foundation for our economy.”  He told graduating college students on Wednesday that “we need to build a new foundation.”
Discussion: The Swamp and The Caucus
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
REVIVING THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS.  —  Obama's decision to revive the military commissions is a contradiction of his campaign promise to abolish the military commissions.  The AP reports that only 20 of the 241 detainees at Guantanamo will be tried under military commissions.
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Julian E. Barnes / Baltimore Sun:
Obama won't end tribunals for accused terrorists
Discussion: D-Day
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:
The Arkansas lineup  —  On paper, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) looks like she could be facing a tough re-election campaign in a state that gave John McCain a 20-point margin of victory.  —  And a new poll, commissioned by the Arkansas Republican party, suggests that Lincoln is vulnerable.
Discussion: The Tolbert Report and Eye on 2010
Bloggingheads.tv:
go to forum  —  Re: The Week in Blog: Celebrity Lookalike Edition (Brian Beutler & Matt Lewis)  —  Pretty funny that Matt says “liberal bloggers” will be the ones who care about Crist's orientation, given that Matt brought it up in this diavlog, plus named a conservative blogger who was hinting at the (non-)issue.
 
 
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