The general election strategy Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWater has experienced a decade of bipartisan success Kentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump MORE campaign manager David Plouffe mapped out during a meeting with reporters is being closely examined by bloggers Wednesday. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) rewrite up this week in the Senate and a coming Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment also have bloggers talking.

Plouffe said the long Democratic primary will pay big dividends for Obama because he already has teams on the ground where John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump congratulated Putin after his national security team told him not to: report Trump faces backlash after congratulating Putin on election win McCain rips Trump's congratulatory call to Putin as an insult to Russian people MORE, the GOP presidential candidate, never really campaigned, Marc Ambinder writes. Political Ticker meanwhile points out that Plouffe showed there are a lot of ways Obama can get to 270 electoral votes, but that most of the strategies depend on the same states that Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryKentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice Breitbart editor: Biden's son inked deal with Chinese government days after vice president’s trip State lawmakers pushing for carbon taxes aimed at the poor MORE (D-Mass.) had to win in 2004.

There seems to be growing opposition to the FISA overhaul among Democrats who many assumed would vote in favor, writes mcjoan from Daily Kos. Michelle Malkin begrudgingly agrees with the liberal blogger, pointing to Sen. Jay RockefellerJohn (Jay) Davison RockefellerSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Overnight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term MORE's (D-W.Va.) floor speech praising Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTrump presses GOP to change Senate rules Only thing Defense’s UFO probe proves is power of political favors Nevada Democrat accused of sexual harassment reconsiders retirement: report MORE (D-Nev.), who opposes the rewrite.

And while Wednesday's Supreme Court decisions were contentious, they may be dwarfed by tomorrow's ruling on a Second Amendment case, TalkLeft's Jeralyn writes. The Court's anticipated ruling Thursday may decide whether the Second Amendment does convey the individual right to bear arms, a decision that could send shock waves through much of the electorate going into November.

Judicial Activism - Ramesh Ponnuru, The Corner
No Decision Yet on D.C. Gun Case - Jeralyn, Talk Left
FISA on Floor - Michelle Malkin
Obama to Get Pentagon Briefing - First Read
FISA Action - Christy Hardin Smith, Firegdoglake
FISA on the Floor - Michelle Malkin
Nader Defends Remark - The Caucus
Plouffe on McCain's Squandered Time - Marc Ambinder
Alhurra Paid Former White House Aide, D.C. Journalists - Pro Publica

New Wine in Old Bottles - Washington Post
House Passes AMT Patch - The Hill
Court Cuts Damages Award in Exxon Valdez Spill - New York Times