The Day In Politics, 6/8

Today, we learned of Lakhdar Boumediene's treatment as a detainee; Sarah Palin said "told ya so" to President Obama's economic policies; Obama praised Lebanon's elections; the Supreme Court inssued a ruling on a judicial election eerily reminiscent of a John Grisham novel; College Republicans are trying to find their way; Iran is preparing for its election and the 2008 election saw $1.8 billion raised.

We also considered Hezbollah's defeat and what it means for Obama; Obama's new stimulus tour; the regulation of tobacco, and why there isn't a similar plan for obesity; Virginia's gubernatorial primary; the Supreme Court's delay of the Chrysler deal; and we graded Obama's four-day trip abroad.

Tomorrow: the House Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on derivatives market regulation; the Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on TARP oversight; Robert Gates testifies on the Defense budget before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

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