Daily Briefing: Taking a ‘Stan

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  • Terror detainee bill passes House, will “authorize the indefinite detention of non-citizens without access to courts – even if they are not charged with any crime.” [WP, NYT, LAT]

  • Democrats could win 6 seats and take control of Senate, “if the stars continue to align.” [NYT]
  • Jeb Bush talks smack about George Bush’s No Child Left Behind program, “not saying it’s bad, but needs to be better.” [NYT]
  • Bush “chaperoned” dinner for passive-aggressive Presidents Pervez Musharraf and Hamid Karzai last night. [BBC, NYT, CNN]
  • Kazakh president to be feted at White House state dinner Friday while accusations of rampant corruption, murder, and Borat obstructionism continue to hound him. [NYT, NYT]
  • Full NIE dealing with Iraq will not be released. [CNN, W$J]
  • Chelsea Clinton to host her dad’s 60th birthday party/fundraiser in New York. Guest list and activities humiliate the CakeLove cupcakes and six-pack you got. [WP]
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