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With Taliban Threat Rising, Obama Presses Visiting Allies New York Times | Obama pledges more help for Afghanistan and Pakistan, asks for more progress in return.
Shimon Peres on Iran: Overreaction Is Better Than Underreaction The Atlantic | Israeli president preaches vigilance on the Iranian threat.
Tortured Logic New Republic | Jonathan Chait mocks the conservative argument that it's best to ket bygones be bygones on the subject of interrogation policies.
How to Get Elected to Congress With 11,956 Votes FiveThirtyEight | A wonky breakdown of the upcoming special election in Hilda Solis' district.
Voinovich Seat at Risk as Dems Show Ohio Strength The Hill | More evidence of how much Ohio has changed in just a few election cycles.
Torture Memos: Inquiry Suggests No Prosecutions New York Times | This won't end the controversy, though it would give Obama a firmer leg to stand on when he tells liberals he prefers not to prosecute.
Ginsburg: Court Needs Another Woman USA Today | Justice gives an unusually lengthy and frank interview. How much longer does she plan to stick around?
Support Waning for New Gun Laws Houston Chronicle | More reasons why Democrats won't be pushing gun control again anytime soon.
Condition Is Set for Banks' TARP Exit Wall Street Journal | Government won't make it easy for banks to get out of TARP program.
Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer Forge an Unlikely Partnership Politico | They're still not friends, but they've developed a working relationship.

By Ben Pershing  |  May 6, 2009; 4:45 PM ET
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