The Daily Muck

The D.C. Court has once again blocked the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. (Think Progress)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered that posts in Baghdad be the top priority for hiring and appointment within the Department. How many of those new appointments will speak Arabic, we’re not sure. (Associated Press)

A court is preparing to hear arguments on a case that will decide whether the federal government can block states from investigating aspects of its terror fighting agenda. The Justice Department is hoping to prevent states from asking private companies if they illegally provided customer information to the NSA. (LA Times)

The CIA likely took tips from two psychologists –James Mitchell and Bruce Jensen– in designing its secretive, “enhanced” interrogation techniques. Both men are currently under investigation for their actions. (Salon)The U.S. has decided to continue holding five captured Iranians through at least October. The five were thought to be due for review this July, but were in fact reviewed in April; officials say that no one can receive two reviews within a six-month period. Both General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker acknowledge that they were unaware of the first review. (Washington Post)

The Washington Post digs deeper into the politicization in the Civil Rights Division under Bradley Schlozman’s watchful eye.

The Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for protecting the United States from cyber attacks, has itself been the victim of over 800 hacker attacks. (USA TODAY)

New Orleans is still struggling. A recent report from the Army Corps of Engineers found that large portions of the city would be flooded in a major storm; the Corps estimates a one percent chance of significant flooding every year. Meanwhile, the city’s police force remains underfunded, making recruitment a challenge. (NY Times, TIME)

Both Arkansas senators support a letter sent Monday to the Justice Department asking for an investigation into allegations of vote caging against former Arkansas interim attorney Tim Griffin. (The Brad Blog)

The Senate Education Committee is looking to transfer $18 billion in subsidies from student loan companies over directly to needy students, primarily because of the ensuing scandal within the student loan industry. (Reuters)

A tape stolen last week in Ohio not only contained personal information on state employees, it also had the names and Social Security numbers of over 225,000 taxpayers. If you’re a buckeye, check your credit. Often. (Associated Press)