The Day In Politics, 5/21

Today, President Obama laid out his national security doctrine, which was panned by civil-liberties and human-rights groups and saw split reactions from bloggers; John McCain won a round in his long fight to overhaul the military's procurement process; Mitch McConnell said Obama should show "flexibility" on Guantanamo; and we learned that the FCC can search your house without a warrant.

We also considered whether packaging is the main difference between Obama and Bush on national security; Dick Cheney's speech as a rebuttal of Bush's second term; whether GOP deterioration means gains for Obama; and the value of automated polls.

Tomorrow, President Obama delivers a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unveils a public service ad campaign about swine flu; Joe Biden meets with Lebanon's president, prime minister, and parliamentary speaker in Beirut.

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