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In Turkey, Obama Says U.S. ‘Never’ at War With Islam New York Times | Note Obama's "bold" reference to his own upbringing in a Muslim country. Watch the blogosphere go wild.
Gates Proposes Major Changes to U.S. Military Programs, Weapons Buys Wall Street Journal | Gates vows to cut some politically popular programs. Good luck with that.
Lincoln Says She Will Vote Against Employee Free Choice Act Arkansas Business | If the card check bill wasn't already dead for the near future, it is now.
Barton's Foundation Not so Charitable Washington Times | Congressional charities are the source of a lot of potential shadiness.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Kim Jong-il? Slate | Fred Kaplan says "tangling with North Korea is like playing highway chicken with a wild but calculating kid." How comforting.
Obama Urges EU to Accept Turkey, But Member Nations Remain Cool Wall Street Journal | President's powers of persuasion tested as he tries to help key ally.
For Obama, Politics May Be Hard to Avoid in Auto Bailout Los Angeles Times | Will Obama force auto workers to make more concessions?
A Rich Education for Summers (After Harvard) New York Times | Obama adviser gained valuable private-sector experience. Very, very valuable.
Obama Trip no 'European Vacation' Politico | President has maintained a grueling schedule abroad.
The Bush Six New Yorker: Talk of the Town | A look at the man who helped prod a Spanish court to investigate Bush administration officials on torture charges.

By Ben Pershing  |  April 6, 2009; 4:22 PM ET
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