Here’s what we have today:
- Court Backs Rendition (NYT) — The CIA wins a battle in the War on Terror, this one in a federal appeals court. A sharply divided court, that is. But if the ACLU can’t win in the 9th Circuit, where can it win?
- Karzai seeks to limit role of U.S. corruption investigators (WashPost) — Which is not exactly the way to clean up Afghanistan.
- Obama Takes Aim at Republicans (WSJ) — He’s had a certain edge in his speeches the last couple of days. Evidently, he has decided not to take this midterm election lying down.
- BP spreads blame over oil spill (BBC) — I’d play this bigger, but it was in newspapers this morning, so it’s old now.
- Candidates urged to keep Gov’s budget blueprint (thestate.com) — This is a small followup story, but worth your attention.
- Pastor Still Plans Quran Burning Despite Pressure (WSJ) — Just in case you’re still following this. I’m mindful about what some of y’all have said to the effect that if the media would have ignored this, we wouldn’t have a problem. True, as far as I know. But now it’s out there… Meanwhile, “Most Americans object to planned Islamic center near Ground Zero, poll finds.”