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3:25 PM ET, April 4, 2011


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Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
KSM to be tried by military commission at Gitmo; Holder set to make announcement today  —  Attorney General Eric Holder today will announce that self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad will be tried in a military commission, CBS News has learned.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
In Reversal, 9/11 Plotter to Be Tried by Military Panel  —  WASHINGTON — In a major reversal, the Obama administration has decided to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for his role in the attacks of Sept. 11 before a military commission at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and not in a civilian courtroom.
Lauraklairmont / CNN:   TRENDING: Gitmo tribunal move the latest in a long line of Obama shifts
9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be Tried by Military Commission
Discussion: Weigel
Accused 9/11 terrorists to face military tribunals
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Will Paul Ryan Propose a Giant Tax Hike To Make Tax Cuts For the Rich Affordable?  —  Based on Carl Hulse's reporting from yesterday it's clear that Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) intends to go through with his plan to replace Medicare with vouchers to buy private health insurance, and then cut spending on the vouchers.
Naftali Bendavid / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Aim: Cut $4 Trillion  —  Budget Plan Would Transform Medicare, Reset Budget Debate; Democrats Balk  —  Republicans will present this week a 2012 budget proposal that would cut more than $4 trillion from federal spending projected over the next decade and transform the Medicare health program …
Paul Krugman:
Privatizing Medicare  —  So they're really going to propose it.  —  More when we have some details.  But two key points:  —  1. Privatizing and voucherizing Medicare does nothing whatsoever to control costs.  We've seen that from the sorry history of Medicare Advantage.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
House GOP's ‘Radical’ Plan For Medicare, Medicaid
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hullabaloo
Fox News:
(CROSSTALK)  —  WALLACE: Are we talking 20 percent?
Michael Muskal / Los Angeles Times:
Obama launches reelection campaign with e-mail, web video  —  The president pledges to focus on his job, but will pick up the tempo of campaigning this month with several fundraisers.  The campaign is hoping to raise a record $1 billion.  —  President Obama speaking in March (Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images))
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pawlenty ribs Obama's reelection announcement
Discussion: Ballot Box and CNN
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
41 senators vow to oppose Planned Parenthood rider  —  Forty-one senators have pledged to filibuster any bipartisan spending bill that includes an amendment to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, threatening an impasse with House conservatives.  —  The group, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama to host budget talks Tuesday  —  President Obama will host the Congressional leadership and the leaders of House and Senate spending panels for budget talks at the White House Tuesday.  —  He's scheduled to meet with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
Discussion: FrumForum
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
The Hill Poll: GOP seen as more reasonable in spending-cut debate
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
41 Senate Dems oppose GOP Planned Parenthood cuts
Discussion: Cubachi and Weasel Zippers
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
MONEY TALKS  —  Eight of the current Supreme Court Justices are known for their zeal in questioning lawyers.  That tendency was on display last week during the oral argument over the constitutionality of an Arizona law known as the Citizens Clean Elections Act, a law that attempts …
Discussion: Law Blog
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:   Will Supreme Court Allow Companies to Donate Directly?
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Re: Lindsey Graham and the First Amendment  —  Andrew, ever since I ran into a spot of bother in Canada, I've found myself giving speeches in defense of freedom of expression in Toronto, London, Copenhagen, etc.  I did not think it would be necessary quite so soon to take the same stand …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
John Phillips: Why Hillary Clinton must run in 2012  —  If Hillary Clinton's primary voters and President Obama had their relationship status listed on their Facebook pages, it would change from “Married” to “It's complicated.”  —  To be fair, Hillary voters never fell in love with Obama, they just fell in line.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
A Tea Party Star Stirs Iowans, and She Isn't Palin  —  WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Sarah Palin, the reigning heroine of many social conservatives, has given few signals that she will make a presidential bid.  Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 on the strength of his appeal …
Margot Roosevelt / Los Angeles Times:
Critics' review unexpectedly supports scientific consensus on global warming  —  A UC Berkeley team's preliminary findings in a review of temperature data confirm global warming studies.  —  A team of UC Berkeley physicists and statisticians that set out to challenge the scientific consensus …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Truth, Still Inconvenient
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
No degree, little experience pay off big  —  Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.  —  Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration overseeing environmental …
Discussion: Wonkette, The Raw Story and Daily Kos
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Four Hidden Messages In Obama's 2012 Reelection Launch  —  If you haven't yet seen it, here is the video that President Obama is using to launch his 2012 campaign.  —  Notice anything?  Here's what I saw:  —  1. The new slogan—"It begins with us"—is not a statement of fact.
Setting The Record Straight on GE's Taxes  —  There's a heated debate over General Electric's taxes in places ranging from the front page of the New York Times to the blogosphere to, of all places, “The Daily Show.”  In the 10 days since the Times touched off this debate …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
OBAMA 2012 LAUNCH VIDEO: ‘IT BEGINS WITH US’ — Rodell Mollineau to big outside group — BP: What spill?  — Couric leaving ‘Evening News’; Scott Pelley is likely successor  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA, in email to supporters: “Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Clinton: Shutdown would hurt GOP but might not be ‘traumatic’ for economy  —  A government shutdown might not have a “traumatic” effect on the economy, former President Bill Clinton said Monday.  —  Clinton, who faced a shutdown during his 1995 budget negotiations with congressional Republicans …
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Mark S. Smith / Associated Press:
West Wing disappears behind noisy construction job
John E. Sununu / Boston Globe:
Presidential feints by two media stars
Discussion: GOP 12, Washington Post and The Hill
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Case For Freshman Ineligibility
Discussion: Get Schooled and Eschaton
Rod Nordland / New York Times:
Afghan Officials Say 2 American Soldiers Killed in Shooting
Discussion: National Review and Jihad Watch
Steve Chapman / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's ‘Bloodbath’: Can We Believe the Hype?
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Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
GOP shouldn't panic if whites become a minority
Discussion: National Review
Mike Mulcahy / Minnesota Public Radio:
Bachmann hires former top Huckabee staffer
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Jon Huntsman, the rock ‘n’ roll years
Paul Krugman:
Diminished Individualism Watch
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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
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