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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just a few more links on today's big story.

* Bio from Washington Monthly.
* White House talking points.
* How Sonia Sotomayor saved baseball.
* Sotomayor and campaign finance.
* Sotomayor, Giuliani, and free speech.
* Sotomayor and the environment. That's a big one.
* Sotomayor and affirmative action.
* Sotomayor on everything else.
* Let the misquotes commence.
* Senate votes from Sotomayor's last confirmation in 1998.
* Anatomy of a failed whisper campaign.
* The politics of opposition: "How do Republicans oppose the first potential Hispanic Supreme Court justice, given their much-vaunted outreach to Latinos in 2006 and 2008, the losses the GOP has suffered with this group given the party's immigration stands, and the party's desperate need to expand racially and demographically among such groups?" Answer: they don't.
* The political dangers of attacking a "Latina single mother": when talking points go bad.
* Still more on race and wedge politics here.
* The MeFi thread.