FROM THE BLOGS:
Closing Guantanamo - Steve Benen, Political Animal
First of All - Spencer Ackerman, ATTACKERMAN
Ohio, Yes! - Quin Hillyer, AmSpecBlog
Voinovich Hangs It Up - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
A Confession of Sorts - Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish
RNC Candidate: 'Homosexuality Is a Compulsion' - The Gist
Blackwell Represents GOP's Bigoted - Pam Spaulding, House Blend
Lawmakers Mull Ways To Overturn Bush Regs. - ACSBlog
Defending Condi: Olmert Shames Himself - S. Clemons, HuffPo
No Love Lost - Shmuel Rosner, Contentions
Israel Bans Arab Parties - Matthew Yglesias
Burris to be Seated - Mary Katharine Ham, Weekly Standard
Seating Burris is Right Outcome - Chris Bowers, Open Left
Obama Nominee Tied to Socialist Group - C.P. Liebau, Townhall
Hatch Backs Holder, Not McConnell - Mark Kilmer, RedState

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Advisers Say Obama Preparing to Close Gitmo - Associated Press
Burris Expected to Be Sworn in This Week - The Hill
A Reflective Bush Defends Decisions on Nat'l Security - NY Times
Bush to Give Farewell Address Thursday - The Hill