The Day In Politics, 5/6

Today we learned that Maine had legalized gay marriage (though the federal government won't recognize them); Bristol Palin campaigned for abstinence; Levi Johnston disagreed; one of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's former clerks said the left shouldn't look for a Scalia antidote; John McCain said detainees are war criminals, and can be held during war; the NRCC advertised its opposition's unchecked power; Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks it's time to have the marijuana debate; Gen. James Jones surfaced; Congress will hold its first hearing on the Bush interrogation memos; Nancy Pelosi is more concerned with jobs than gay marriage; and Eric Cantor claims his group is not on a listening tour.

We also deliberated on the political and social implications of a gay Supreme Court nominee, and why the government is propping up Chrysler.

Tomorrow, the administration releases its full budget and will talk about savings, savings, savings. The Treasury Department informs the world that about 10 banks will need cushion capital. Rep. Obey's House appropriations committee marks up the supplemental request for overseas contingency operations by the Obama administration. VP Biden is in Delaware and New Jersey. Labor Sec. Hilda Solis goes to the belly of beast: she's addressing the National Association of Manufacturers convention.

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