Tricky Dick’s at it again

Former VP Dick Cheney is in the hot seat as secret CIA files from 2001 are uncovered, revealing a plot to assassinate top Al Qeada leaders. Current CIA director Leon Panetta says Cheney gave direct orders to conceal the plan from the House and Senate, which Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now deeming illegal. (Reuters)

Representatives and Senators who are also doctors, like Texas Rep. Michael Burgess, take a different position on the health care debate. (NYT)

Sonia Sotomayor‘s confirmation hearings commence today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Wash Post)

After paying back its bailout money, Goldman Sachs is projected to post strong profits today, making a nice recession success story. (WSJ)

Sarah Palin‘s resignation may have been too hasty, but she’s still poised to take hold of the GOP. (NYT)