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2:30 PM ET, February 20, 2010

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New York Times:
Report Faults 2 Authors of Bush Terror Memos  —  WASHINGTON — After five years of often bitter internal debate, the Justice Department concluded in a report released Friday that the lawyers who gave legal justification to the Bush administration's brutal interrogation tactics …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Holder admits nine Obama Dept. of Justice officials worked for terrorist detainees, offers no details  —  Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Yoo and Bybee Cleared, Justice Department's Shoddy Investigation Exposed  —  The Justice Department has finally closed a sorry chapter in its history — the attempt to criminalize the work of Department lawyers who rendered legal judgment on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques …
Balkinization:
Justice Department Will Not Punish Yoo and Bybee Because Most Lawyers Are Scum Anyway  —  At long last we have the Department of Justice report on the professional conduct of John Yoo and Judge Jay Bybee in writing the infamous torture memos, along with previous versions of the Office …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Judiciary chairmen vow hearings on torture memos report
Anne Gearan / Associated Press:
Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies  —  WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, a four-star general who served as a top adviser to three presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own, died Saturday of complications from an infection, his family said.  He was 85.
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies at 85  —  Retired Army Gen. Alexander Haig, who held influential positions in the United States military and in politics and who as White House chief of staff shepherded Richard M. Nixon toward peacefully resigning the presidency …
Stephen Miller / Wall Street Journal:
Alexander Haig Dies at Age 85  —  Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, a retired four-star Army general who advised three presidents, died Saturday at age 85 of complications from an infection.  —  Gen. Haig was a prominent figure in American politics for more than a decade …
CNN:   Alexander Haig dies at 85
BBC:
White House veteran Alexander Haig dies
Discussion: Truthdig
The Hill:
Senate GOP: Dems lack votes to use partisan tactic on health reform  —  Senate Republicans are claiming Democrats lack the votes to pass healthcare reform through reconciliation rules, but their math appears a bit fuzzy.  —  Senate Republicans on Friday distributed a press release titled …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Reid: Democrats will use 50-vote tactic to finish healthcare within 60 days  —  Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said.  —  Reid said that congressional Democrats …
Theresa Poulson / Insider Interviews:
Cook: Health Care Is Obama's Iraq
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Obama slams Anthem rate increase in pushing healthcare bill
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Why Obama needs Rahm at the top  —  Let us now praise Rahm Emanuel.  —  No, seriously.  —  It is the current fashion to blame President Obama's disappointing first year on his chief of staff.  “First, remove Rahm Emanuel,” writes Leslie Gelb in the Daily Beast, because he lacks …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
SHOCK VIDEO— Obama Caught in a Major ACORN Lie  —  The brazen dishonesty of this president is a bit concerning to say the least.  —  A newly discovered video shows Obama lying to the American people about his relationship with ACORN:  —  Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) …
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Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
‘Family Guy,’ Palin and the Limits of Laughter  —  “Family Guy,” the Fox animated comedy series, is either irreverent or crass, depending on your tolerance for unmannerly humor.  Viewers come for its pop-cultural free associations and flatulence gags, not necessarily to debate pressing issues of the day.
Scott / Power Line:
The case of Rashad Hussain, part 2  —  Rashad Hussain is the deputy associate White House counsel who is Obama's recently designated representative to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.  We wrote about his appointment here, noting his 2004 expression of support for convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian.
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Islam envoy retreats on terror talk
Discussion: Big Government and The Page
Dan Hirschhorn / pa2010.com:
BREAKING NEWS: Welch withdraws from 6th District race  —  KENNETT SQUARE—Republican Steven Welch abruptly dropped out of the race for Congress in the 6th District Saturday morning, allowing the GOP to avoid an expensive primary fight and dimming Democratic hopes of winning the suburban Philadelphia district.
CNN:
Dingell announces he will seek reelection  —  Dingell announced Saturday he will run for reelection.  —  (CNN) - Longtime Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell announced Saturday he will seek reelection:  —  “Given the current status of our economy, Michigan needs experienced leaders …
Discussion: The Page
 
 
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New York Times:
Paterson Declares Intention to Seek Full Term
Discussion: New York Magazine
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Santorum: GOP in Washington should stop ‘showing their hand’ in races
Discussion: CNN
The Huffington Post:
Bush Official Criticizes Obama For Killing Too Many Terrorists
Discussion: Washington Monthly and FrumForum
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The Huffington Post:
Feds Bullied Kerik Into 4-Year Term, Hurting Us All
Discussion: TalkLeft and LewRockwell.com Blog
Macroeconomic Advisers / Macroadvisers:
MA on fiscal stimulus, the definitive answer: it works. …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Econbrowser
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Al Gore slams Exxon's ‘lies’ as advocates seek to regain momentum
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Bob Barr shouted down at CPAC for saying waterboarding is torture
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
Sally Quinn / Washington Post:
Sally Quinn's The Party: No ÂÂ'dueling' Bradlee weddings …