Juan Cole's top 10 Things Bush won't tell us about the State of the Union.
The Carpetbagger discusses Russ Feingold's questions for Gonzales. The Wisconsin senator has accused Gonzales of lying to the Senate about the president's power to authorize wiretaps without warrants. The Attorney General was asked in 2005 whether the president had such powers, and he told the Senate Judiciary that it was impossible to answer the question because it concerned a hypothetical situation. However, we now know that the situation wasn't hypothetical at all--the president authorized warrantless wiretapping in 2001, (if not earlier). [WaPo]
The Gothamist reports that a woman is suing the Century 21 department store after she was allegedly detained and beaten by store security on suspicion of shoplifting. The store says the surveillance tapes were "mistakenly thrown out."
CNET News on the anonymous blogger unmasked as GOP operative. Michael Brodkorb's true identity came to light when a Democratic political consultant sued Brodkorb, a former Republican party spokesman, for defamation.
A nation of snitches: "Unverified" reports of terror threats are piling up in the Pentagon's Talon database, including reports on peaceful activists. Talon reports are supposed to be purged every 90 days if their allegations can't be substantiated. [WaPo]
InkBlog on tattoos from ground zero--how the workers of Local Union 79 commemorated their 10 months of service to the WTC cleanup.