Fight at the Fed: As the Federal Reserve attempts to prevent Congress from chipping away at its role as the nation's bank regulator, the central bank is also experiencing dramatic internal changes. "Though partly a turf war, the fight over—and within—the Fed is much more than that. It is part of a broad battle over how America's financial system should be regulated, still unresolved 18 months after it stood at the brink," says The Wall Street Journal.
Big Law and Guantanamo: In this BLT post from Friday, Big Law partners say Republicans such as Liz Cheney should lay off criticism of Justice Department lawyers who represented Guantanamo Bay detainees while in private practice. Politico has a piece on Bush Administration officials who are also chiding Cheney.
Gun Slingers: The New York Times has its takeout on the open carry movement, which the paper says is beginning to make some traditional gun advocates uneasy.
Iraq: Millions of Iraqi voters went to the polls yesterday despite intensifying attacks by violent insurgents in the leadup. Writes The Washington Post: "Like past Iraqi elections, Sunday's vote will almost certainly be followed by fierce and protracted jockeying as coalitions recalibrate alliances and wrangle over top jobs. The process is expected to drag on for months, with political fights potentially spilling back into the streets and deepening sectarian and ethnic divides as Iraqis enter an era in which the United States will be increasingly powerless to shape events."