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12:00 AM ET, May 31, 2009

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The Politico:
GOP takes aim at Obamas' NYC trip  —  President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed in New York Sunday afternoon, and after taking a helicopter from JFK into Manhattan, drove up the West Side Highway, where the northbound lanes were shut down by police for their visit, past Ground Zero …
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Mike Baker / Fox News:
Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism  —  Even before the Obamas left Washington, the there-and-back trip drew criticism from Republicans who questioned the president's decision to travel to New York for a night of entertainment during a recession and while automakers struggle to survive.
Discussion: GayPatriot
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obamas' Broadway Saturday night out  —  The Obamas headed to New York City to see a play tonight  —  August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Belasco Theater on W. 44th Street, according to theater executives cited by The New York Times' The Caucus blog.
Gabriel Sherman / The New Republic:
Plan of Attack  —  Bob Woodward versus the White House.  —  In early May, White House Counsel Greg Craig circulated a memo inside the West Wing.  Part of a series of memos on protocol, it explained how to deal with writers researching books and articles on the White House.
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:   First Couple to Hit Broadway This Weekend
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Judge Sotomayor and Race — Results from the Full Data Set  —  I've now completed the study of every one of Judge Sotomayor's race-related cases that I mention in the post below.  I'll write more in the morning about particular cases, but here is what the data shows in sum:
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Evan Harris / Political Punch:
First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee Now Hopes for Clean Process  —  President Obama's expressed hope today in his weekly address “that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) …
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGER and Don Surber
The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Calls for Thorough and Timely …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Alex Conant
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Backs Saudi Royal Family on 9/11 Lawsuit  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is supporting efforts by the Saudi royal family to defeat a long-running lawsuit seeking to hold it liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.  —  The Justice Department, in a brief filed Friday …
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Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
DOJ to Supremes: Uighurs “free to leave”
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Administration opposes Uighurs' release in US
Discussion: Washington Monthly
BBC:   US presses Australia to take Uighurs
Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
White House moves to restrict criticism of stimulus projects  —  A new White House policy on permissible lobbying on economic recovery and stimulus project has taken a decidedly anti-First Amendment turn.  It's a classic illustration of Big Government trying to control every aspect …
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Terry Frieden / CNN:
U.S. vows to keep using ‘state secrets’ defense  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration has informed a federal judge it will continue to invoke the “state secrets” privilege in a legal battle with an Islamic charity suspected of funding terrorism.  —  The United States has designated …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Growth/Oil Hammer  —  I find the debate about whether or not we're seeing “green shoots” to be a bit confused.  Moreover, I don't believe I can see the future.  What I can see is the present, where markets react to any sign of good economic news with a big jump in oil prices.
Discussion: Blue Virginia, Eschaton and BBC
State Journal Register:
Ted Rall: It's increasingly evident that Obama should resign  —  MIAMI — We expected broken promises.  But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama's inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory.
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
If Obama's lost Ted Rall . . .
David Perlman / San Francisco Chronicle:
Fusion tests set at new Livermore facility  —  Outside a concrete slab of a building 10 stories high that holds the most powerful array of lasers and high-precision optics ever assembled, the scientists, engineers and workers who created the massive structure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory celebrated its dedication Friday.
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Supreme Court to Address Meeting the Needs of Special-Education Students  —  In a case with potential financial repercussions for school districts and families alike, the United States Supreme Court will soon decide when public schools must reimburse parents of special-education students for private-school tuition.
NY Daily News:
Rangel's advice for Obama's NYC visit?  Don't go to Harlem without ID  —  Congressman Charles Rangel, in a snide aside Saturday, suggested even President Obama was at risk on the streets after a black cop was slain by a white colleague.  —  The veteran Democratic politician was asked …
Michael James / The Note:
Presidents Bush, Clinton Team Up in Toronto; Clinton Says His View on Gay Marriage Is ‘Evolving’  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports: This afternoon in Toronto, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush shared a stage for a “conversation with presidents” at Toronto's Convention Centre …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush-Clinton Policy Talk Strikes a Congenial Tone
Discussion: The Swamp and Economist's View
 
 
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