Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday's Reading List

Here's a round-up of interesting articles for today:

  • Last night was the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Normally they bring in a comedian of some variety to roast the president; this year, the standout (or more accurately, stand-UP) was the president himself. The Washington Post has a good review of the evening, and The Huffington Post has full video on their website already.
  • The Washington Post reports that Obama has begun to narrow his list of choices for his Supreme Court justice pick, looking for "a pragmatic barrier-breaker who will be a distinguished jurist and whose nomination will cool the partisan warfare that has marked recent confirmation battles."
  • Sunday morning talk show round-up video from Politico: Former top Republicans Newt Gingrich and Dick Cheney slam the Obama administration and Colin Powell; is Osama bin Laden alive or dead...and does it even matter?
  • Concerns about "Talibanization" are on the rise in Swat, the region of Pakistan controlled by the militant Muslim group.
  • Pope Benedict XVI is in Amman, Jordan, and performed Mass at a sports stadium this morning. All eyes have been on him during his time in the Middle East, given his recent history of successfully insulting both the Muslims and the Jews.

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