- Tony Romm has an opinion piece in Politics Daily about NH Gov. Lynch's decision to sign the state's gay marriage bill if certain changes are made to accommodate the faith-based community.
- Politico reports that former VP Al Gore is now criticizing former VP Dick Cheney for getting back into weighing in on politics too soon after leaving office.
- Reversing course on a policy he had opposed as a senator, President Obama today announced that he plans to revive the military courts that were used under former President George W. Bush to try suspected terrorists...but under different rules, designed to make it more legally viable.
- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently claimed that the CIA mislead her about its use of waterboarding on suspected terrorists, and is now taking considerable heat for it. CIA Chief Leon Panetta today issued a memo to CIA employees that they did not mislead Congress on the issue, indicated by several documents from the time period. David Ignatius has a piece in the Washington Post about Pelosi's dance between the CIA and her political self-interest, and how it may affect Obama.
- Speaking of Congress, recent setbacks have showed the Democratic leadership that even should Al Franken win the Minnesota Senate seat and get them to 60 seats, they will still not be assured of getting everything they want done this session.
- Today President Obama nominated NYC Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden to lead the Center for Disease Control-- a significant post given the recent health challenges and panics sparked by the swine flu.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Friday 5/15 Reading List
Here's an article round-up for today: