FROM THE BLOGS:
Mark Twain and the peace process - Jonathan Tobin, Contentions
Steele walks back torture problem comments - G. Sargent, Plum Line
Most dysfunctional state in the U.S. - J. Remmers, Moderate Voice
End TARP and the stimulus - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
Iraq, Al Qaeda and Torture, redux - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Cheap shot from Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process' Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Prisons chief: FBI investigating whether 'criminal enterprise' played role in Epstein death MORE - Paul Mirengoff, Power Line
The Torturer Times - emptywheel, Firedoglake
Your stimulus dollars at work - Michelle Malkin
Obama may not use tribunals after all - D. Eviatar, Wash. Ind.
Of jerks and caricatures - Michael Goldfarb, Weekly Standard
What does Geithner take seriously? - Chris in Paris, AMERICAblog
Netanyahu and Obama waste each other's time - Allahpundit, Hot Air
McConnell flip-flops on SCOTUS filibuster - Jed Lewison, Daily Kos
Webb changes course on Gitmo - Moe Lane, Red State
Of teenage lefties and Charles Krauthammer - Chris Orr, The Plank

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Senators offer healthcare options - The Hill
House panel kicks off climate change markup - The Hill
U.S. to issue tougher fuel standards - NY Times
Two-state solution a top priority - Washington Post