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9:20 AM ET, May 30, 2009

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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
G. Gordon Liddy On Sotomayor: 'Let's Hope That The Key Conferences Aren't When She's Menstruating'  —  Yesterday on his radio show, conservative host G. Gordon Liddy continued the right wing's all-out assault on Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  First, just like Tom Tancredo, Liddy slammed Sotomayor's affiliation …
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The Huffington Post:
GOP Hispanic Strategists Stunned, Outraged By Sotomayor Attacks  —  Top-ranking Republican strategists who specialize in Hispanic outreach say they are outraged, disturbed and concerned by the type of reception Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court has received from conservative activists.
MSNBC:
Obama calls criticism of Sotomayor ‘nonsense’  —  But president tells NBC nominee would like to have ‘restated’ comments  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor “nonsense” Friday, telling NBC News that while Sotomayor would probably rephrase …
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Sessions ‘uneasy’ with Gingrich's ‘rhetoric’ against Sotomayor.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Fix
CNN:
White House responds as GOP continues Sotomayor attacks
Megan McArdle:
The Problem of Affirmative Action
Discussion: TigerHawk
Theresa Cook / Political Punch:
White House Says Judge Sotomayor Would 'Say Her Word Choice …
Bob Owens / Pajamas Media:
Sotomayor: Obama's End Run on the Second Amendment
Margery Eagan / Boston Herald:
Men in throes of Supreme panic
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Washington Wire:
Sotomayor Tape Reveals Views on Ricci v. DeStefano Discrimination Case
Discussion: Salon
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
In which the president discovers an American intelligence agency at Five Guys  —  On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the President appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency …
Discussion: Wizbang, Erick's blog and Hot Air
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bush, Cheney split on Obama  —  Former President George W. Bush is sticking by his promise to leave President Barack Obama alone - prompting some second-guessing by allies of Vice President Dick Cheney, who is determined to confront the new president.  —  Bush has stuck to his memorable declaration …
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Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Judge Sotomayor and Race — Results from the Full Data Set  —  I've now completed the study of every one of Judge Sotomayor's race-related cases that I mention in the post below.  I'll write more in the morning about particular cases, but here is what the data shows in sum:
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Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Uighurs: Sometimes, the Obama Friday Night Bad News Dump Is Bad for the Left  —  The Obama Justice Department told the Supreme Court this evening that the Uighurs have no right to be released into the United States.  The Uighurs, Chinese Muslim detainees held at Guantanamo Bay …
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State Journal Register:
Ted Rall: It's increasingly evident that Obama should resign  —  MIAMI — We expected broken promises.  But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama's inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google's Top Policy Executive to Join Obama Administration  —  Andrew McLaughlin, Google's head of global public policy, is leaving the company to join the Obama administration, according to two people with knowledge of Mr. McLaughlin's plans.  —  Mr. McLaughlin will be deputy chief technology officer …
Mancow Muller / Big Hollywood:
Bored Bloggers Are All Wet  —  I am not a magician.  Many news cameras were there!  —  Obviously, it was on the radio and I wasn't in prison.  I'm also not a radicalized Muslim terrorist.  But it was not a hoax!  I repeat: NOT A HOAX.  —  We kept telling management, the insurance companies …
Jamison Foser / Media Matters for America:
Michael Goldfarb continues to embarrass himself  —  The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb remains on the lookout for evidence that Sonia Sotomayor has benefited from “preferential treatment.”  —  On Wednesday, Goldfarb argued that one such example was when a law firm apologized to Sotomayor …
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Tucker Carlson Starting “Right-Leaning” HuffPo  —  Because I just don't think you can see Jon Stewart smack down Tucker often enough.  Have I properly whetted your appetite for some serious mocking?  Because this is just laugh-out-loud funny: … *snicker* Oh...facts.
Discussion: The Other McCain
James C. McKinley Jr / New York Times:
The Talk, and the Talk, and the Talk, of Austin  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — They call it chubbing, and while it sounds like a way to fatten pigs, it is actually a maneuver to slow business in the Legislature to a crawl — a filibuster of sorts, Texas-style.  —  For five pivotal days this week …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush-Clinton Policy Talk Strikes a Congenial Tone  —  TORONTO — Former President Bill Clinton really misses the presidency.  “All of a sudden nobody plays a song,” he told an audience here on Friday, referring to “Hail to the Chief,” the anthem played at presidential events.
Discussion: Economist's View
Michelle Malkin:
Lefty blogs punked by Mancow “torture” stunt(?); Updated  —  Last week, liberal blogs went ga-ga over radio talk show host Mancow's waterboarding stunt.  —  Matthew Yglesias wet his pants.  He featured Mancow's photo and the blaring headline: “Conservative Radio Host Has Himself Waterboard …
Discussion: Say Anything
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Michael Rubin / The Corner:
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Is the New York Times Printing Gossip?
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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
‘Roadless’ Forest Areas Now Under Vilsack
Discussion: New York Times, MyDD and PrairiePundit
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Peggy Noonan Calls Rush, Newt, Conservative Activists “Idiots” …
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
What DealerGate Says About the Conservative ‘Message’ Problem