Wiretap: Battle over CIA torture report raging behind scenes

Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's alleged driver, was held in Cuba at Guantanamo Bay prison camp like these detainees. (Department of Defense photo by Petty Officer 1st class Shane T. McCoy, U.S. Navy)

In the afternoon before Barack Obama’s big immigration speech, a group of Senate Democrats engaged in a long battle with Obama officials over the CIA torture report. Mark Udall was reportedly among the most vocal in arguing that the Obama administration was siding with the CIA in censoring the report. Via the New York Times.

With his bold move on immigration, Obama has fulfilled his promise to progressives. Via the Atlantic.

Nate Cohn explains in the New York Times that while the Hispanic vote is important to Republicans, it’s not indispensable.

Ted Cruz goes after Emperor Obama on the Senate floor. All he needs is the Cruzian flair for the dramatic and a rewrite of Cicero (yes, Cicero). Via the Washington Post.

See the cool state-by-state map showing where the affected immigrants live. Via Time.

Tina Griego writes in the Washington Post about the immigrants who got in line – and are still waiting.

Why no one wanted to talk about Bill Cosby. Via the New Republic.

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