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Today's coverage agenda: car dealers, Pelosi, Obamas, nukes, Netanyahu

By Marshall Ingwerson / May 15, 2009

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Jeremy Kutner talks to Chrysler dealers among the 789 getting closure notices today from Chrysler headquarters.

Speaker Pelosi, embattled over accusations that she didn't do all she should have to check harsh interrogations of terror suspects, has come back swinging at her critics – even accusing the CIA of lying. Gail Chaddock looks at how much has her leadership been damaged by the torture flap?

• A US appeals court finding that police can use GPS devices to track suspects’ travels – without a warrant or other judicial approval – represents an expansion of police powers and, by the judges’ own admission, is possibly a “troublesome” invasion of privacy. Yvonne Zipp probes where the law stands, beyond that one judicial district, on the issue of GPS use in law enforcement.

• After hearing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan deliver the commencement address, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo talks to graduating seniors and their parents at St. Michael’s College in Vermont about higher education and money.

Mark Guarino is reporting on priests and devout Catholics objecting to Obama giving the commencement address at Notre Dame, and exploring whether Obama's policies on abortion and stem-cell research are starting to cost him some Catholic support.

• The Obama administration plans to resume military commissions to try the Guantanamo detainees, after making some modifications to the rules of evidence. It’s yet another step closer to Bush administration policies on handling of terrorism suspects, and Peter Grier finds that so far it is satisfying no one.

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