Quick Takes

By Dan Froomkin
11:34 AM ET, 04/ 8/2009

Glenn Greenwald blogs for Salon about the incredible saga of Binyam Mohamed, the British resident who was released last month from Guantanamo after years of captivity. Now his lawyer has been forbidden from writing a memo to Obama about the case.

Del Quentin Wilber writes for The Washington Post: "The father of a detainee at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan sent a letter (PDF) this week to President Obama pleading for his son's release, writing that 'my heart aches when I consider the terrible and degrading treatment he has been forced to endure.'"

Gillian Gaynair writes for the Associated Press: "The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities."

Hilary Leila Krieger writes for the Jerusalem Post: "President Barack Obama will celebrate Passover Thursday night with staff and friends in what is believed to be the first White House Seder attended by an American president. The event was slipped onto the president's public schedule Tuesday night with little fanfare, following a letter signed by Obama earlier in the day wishing Americans who mark the day a 'peaceful and relaxing holiday.'"

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