MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Birthers try out a new line of attack
FrumForum's David Frum notes that the so-called "birthers" have adopted a somewhat different argument for why President Obama is ineligible to be president. Frum looks back into history and highlights that this argument has been made before.

Is Bernanke aiming for 1 percent inflation?
On Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech Wednesday, Brad DeLong was most surprised about a part concerning inflation.  

Huckabee’s doings raise more questions of intent
Despite reports to the contrary, it appears that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is still considering running for president and plans to make a decision this summer, Jim Rutenberg writes at The Caucus

This isn't good
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit responds to the news that user information on 77 million PlayStations was stolen.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama shakes up war council, moving Panetta to Pentagon
The Hill's John T. Bennett reports on the Obama administration's plans to name CIA director Leon Panetta as secretary of Defense and replace Panetta with Gen. David Petraeus. 

DeMint eyes Senate Finance Committee seat vacated by tarnished Ensign
Tea Party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is eying a seat on the Senate Finance Committee after Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) vacated it, The Hill's Vicki Needham writes.