Breaking from CNN: "U.S. Supreme Court says detainees at Guantanamo Bay have constitutional right to challenge their detention in civilian courts."
AP article : "The vote was 5-4, with the court's liberal justices in the majority... The court said not only that the detainees have rights under the Constitution, but that the system the administration has put in place to classify them as enemy combatants and review those decisions is inadequate." Open thread.
Record load weighs on mass transit - Any predictions on how high the fuel prices will go?
Bush: No regrets over Iraq - "But he admitted once again that he regretted the tough rhetoric he had used in the run-up to the conflict which had made it appear he was eager to go to war."
Doesn't seem like that much happening today. How is your Wednesday going?
Obama today is calling for another round of stimulus checks, while McCain still wants a gas tax holiday. They better save some pander for the stretch run, or they'll be promising to give every American a new hybrid and a house by October. Open thread, posted at 7:30 AM(!) -- I expect lots of comments from the early birds =)
Nobody else had posted one yet.
Today is Monday, June 9th, 2008.
"I put instant cofee in the microwave, I almost went back in time."
Edited the title in the vein of stinerman. - Specter
Jobless rate takes biggest jump since '86 - the jump to 5.5% is somewhat worrying. Let's hope it is not a trend.
McCain sets his sights on Clinton supporters - and he'll need them if Grandpa wants to stay competitive. Besides his poor teeth he has plenty of other problems going forward even against a candidate with a lot of baggage like Obama.
Obama, Clinton talk unity - good for them. I doubt Hillary has the power bring all of her supporters over. I do not see Obama being very competitive for Reagan Democrats.
Have a great Friday!
Clinton plans to suspend her campaign and endorse Obama Saturday.
Red Wings win the Stanley Cup by defeating the Penguins 3-2. NBA finals begin tonight.
Tough times for airlines, as Continental also announces layoffs and plane groundings in the wake of continuing high fuel prices. Open thread -- what's happening?
Obama clinched the nomination last night and Clinton stopped short of withdrawing but pledged to help unite the party. Pejman at Redstate : "Finally--and this has to be written--congratulations to Barack Obama. ...For everyone who hoped that we would at long last begin to get over and beyond the mindlessness of racial prejudice, tonight was a very special night indeed, no matter who you end up voting for in the fall."
While our elections can seem chaotic at times, today brings a reminder from abroad of just how much we take orderly transitions for granted. "Zimbabwe police have detained presidential contender Morgan Tsvangirai, just weeks before the June 27 runoff election against President Robert Mugabe. The Movement for Democratic Change leader was picked up by officers on Wednesday because he was going to attend an unauthorized meeting in southern Zimbabwe, a police spokesman told CNN."
Open thread, to discuss elections or whatever else is on your mind.
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This is absolutely insane.
Dunkin Donuts has pulled an advertisement featuring Rachel Ray after Michelle Malkin and friends accused her of promoting terrorism (possibly inadvertently) by wearing a scarf with the faintest resemblance to the traditional Arabic head-dress, the Kaffiyeh .
100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time -- what do you think?
Deadline to move out of FEMA trailers is today : "There's good reason for the move. The trailers can't withstand hurricane winds, and the formaldehyde used to make them -- at five times the safe level -- is making people sick, especially children. But many of the trailer residents have nowhere else to go."
Ted Kennedy is scheduled for brain surgery today . Open thread; what's happening?
Hey y'all come over to the Minority Report.... we're having a liveblogg join us....
It's a slow news day -- there isn't much in the news today that everybody doesn't already know about.
Bear Stearns shareholders approved the JPMorgan buyout of their company. The buyout is responsible for thousands of layoffs at both JPMorgan and Bear Stearns.
On this Friday:
The "government" of the Paris Commune falls (1871).
GLBT rights activists are celebrating New York's recent acceptance of out-of-state gay marriages as well as the California Supreme Court's ruling that requires the state to accept gay marriage applications. California will start issuing marriage licenses on June 17.
Italian police used cell phone and hotel records to determine which CIA agents abducted Abu Omar over 5 years ago. Currently, 25 CIA agents and a military officer are being tried in absentia for kidnapping.
In lighter news, the lavatory on the international space station is broken . The Russian-made toilet is having problems with a pump mechanism, so spare parts are being flown up on the double.
On this day:
Boris Yeltzin was elected President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic by parliament. (1990)
Nepal is abolishing their monarchy and becoming a republic . The current monarch will have 30 days to leave his royal palace or else he will be forced out by the popular government.
Fmr. Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a book out that charges the Bush administration with relying on propaganda and not being forthright with regards to Iraq.
On this day:
The Phoenix Mars Lander successfully started its mission by making a safe landing. The lander will excavate the surface of Mars to find whether or not simple life forms can life on the surface of the planet.
The new Indiana Jones movie nearly set a record for opening weekend sales. The film earned $311 million worldwide with $151.1 in the US/Canada.
Ed. note: My fiancée enjoyed it, but said it was very unrealistic.
On this day:
The SCOTUS declared the National Industrial Recovery Act , a new deal program, unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States . The legislation created the National Recovery Administration, which was famous for being an overly stereotypical bureaucracy.
(Brendan, hope you don't mind. Nobody had made an open thread yet and then I realized I could technically.)
Today is Memorial Day in the US, May 26th 2008.
Hat tip to Publius Endures (PE) for this little expose' of the mind of a Modern Conservative.
The article he links to is from Michelle Malkin and written by "See-Dubya".
Says Mark at PE: (emphasis mine)
Across the pond, the Tories flipped a seat in a by-election (special election for us yanks). This does not bode well for the increasingly unpopular PM Gordon Brown and his Labour Party.
The Texas polygamist case has taken on a twist. An appeals court ruled that Texas authorities had no grounds by which to take the over 400 children from their parents. The court ruled that the state can only take children away from their parents if the children are in immediate danger, which the state did not prove.
On this day:
Ed. note: Changed title to weekend thread. As far as I'm concerned, Friday is the weekend. :-)
Oil continues to rise; prices hit over $135/bbl , which is a 30% increase since April. Prices are partially due to a weak dollar which fell to about $1.58 per Euro.
On this day:
Birthdays: San Francisco politician Harvey Milk (1930), Former Liberal Democrat (UK) leader Sir Menzies "Ming" Campbell (1941), Mathematician and terrorist Theodore Kazynski (1942), and the gentlewoman from Alaska, Lisa Murkowski (1957).
Windows 3.0 was released by Microsoft. System requirements were an x86 processor, 640K memory, and 7MB of hard drive space.
Ed. note: Who else is feeling really drained and tired of politics right now?