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U.S. Jobless Rate Hits 8.9%, but Pace of Losses Eases New York Times | The economy lost "only" 539K jobs in April. Um, hooray?
The Borking Of Joe Biden National Journal | How Biden's relationship with liberal advocacy groups deteriorated two decades ago.
Feds Strike Out Against Another Lawmaker? ABC News: Rood From Washington | Somehow, Curt Weldon might escape federal prosecution.
Pelosi Questions Accuracy of CIA Interrogation Report Roll Call | Pelosi keeps pushing back on the CIA briefings issue. Maybe she should just let this issue go away quietly.
MPs' Expenses: Commons Authorities Ask Police to Investigate The Telegraph | A juicy parliamentary scandal from across the pond.
Several Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Be Released in Washington, D.C., Suburbs, Say Sources New York Daily News | Get ready for this to be a big story, both nationally and locally.
Stress Tested: Has Geithner's Bank Confidence Game Worked? Time | Stress test results are released, and "in a remarkable bit of salesmanship, Geithner has managed to package those findings as positive."
CIA Says It Briefed Congressional Leaders Wall Street Journal | The back and forth continues over what Pelosi knew and when she knew it. The stories are bad for the Speaker, but not conclusively so.
The AfPak Puzzle Slate | Even if he knows what's wrong, fixing Afghanistan and Pakistan may be beyond Obama's power.
Efforts to Lift Veil on Lobbyists Still a Work in Progress USA Today | Most federal agencies not yet following new administration transparency policies.

By Ben Pershing  |  May 8, 2009; 4:32 PM ET
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