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7:35 PM ET, May 22, 2010

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
President Lays Out Security Strategy Based in Diplomacy  —  WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Obama outlined a new national security strategy rooted in diplomatic engagement and international alliances on Saturday as he repudiated his predecessor's emphasis on unilateral American power and the right to wage pre-emptive war.
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Ann Arbor / CBS News:
Text of Obama's Speech to West Point 2010 Cadets  —  Tells Graduating Class Their Honor, Duty, Love of Country Wins Support of a Proud and Grateful Nation  —  (CBS) Transcript of remarks by the president at the commencement ceremony of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, held at Michie Stadium …
Discussion: Associated Press
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama forms BP commission …
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama defends escalation of Afghan war in address to 2010 West Point class
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
At West Point, Obama talks up national security strategy
Discussion: Hot Air and The Moderate Voice
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHEN EXTREMISM AND IGNORANCE COLLIDE.... Republican Senate candidate and right-wing ophthalmologist Rand Paul got into a little trouble this week while explaining his opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  To a lesser extent, his disagreement with the Americans With Disabilities Act also raised a few eyebrows.
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New York Times:
Limits of Libertarianism  —  By denigrating several of the signal achievements of modern American society, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, Rand Paul has performed a useful service for voters who are angry at their elected officials.
David Weigel / Right Now:
Defending Rand Paul, Part II
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Rep. Van Hollen: Wall Street vote shows rift between Tea Party, Republicans  —  The chief campaign strategist for House Democrats thinks the GOP made a strategic error in voting against Wall Street reform.  —  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) made the case that Republicans' widespread opposition …
Discussion: Washington Post, The Politico and CNN
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama campaigns against Bush - again  —  President Barack Obama is trying to ride the wave of anti-incumbency by taking on an unpopular politician steeped in the partisan ways of Washington.  —  It doesn't matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago.
Discussion: Hot Air
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Tea Party Makes Gains, but McConnell Seems Secure  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, keeps a card tucked away in his jacket, or close at hand on his desk in the Capitol, with a running tally of how Senate Republicans would come down on a certain big issue.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
The Huffington Post:
James Carville Takes On Obama On Oil Spill: He's ‘Risking Everything’ With ‘Go Along With BP Strategy’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Democratic strategist James Carville and MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, two reliable supporters of President Barack Obama, have issued withering critiques …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Obama Creates Oil Spill Panel: Too Little Too Late?
Jeff Randall / Telegraph:
Whatever Germany does, the euro as we know it is dead  —  Angela Merkel's ban on short-selling is just a distraction from the horror to come  —  “Money can't buy you friends, but it does get you a better class of enemy” - Spike Milligan  —  For Angela Merkel, leader of the eurozone's richest country …
Discussion: NewsReal Blog and Big Journalism
New York Times:
Cuomo Opens Campaign for New York Governor  —  Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced his candidacy for governor on Saturday, saying he was seeking not only to lead New York but to remake a state mired in political scandal and paralyzed by financial crisis.  —  Multimedia
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Jordan Fabian / Ballot Box:
Cuomo makes NY governor bid official
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and The Note
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Andrew Cuomo announces run for NY-Gov
Discussion: MyDD and Joe. My. God.
NY Daily News:
Tiger willing to give Elin $750M - to keep quiet … TIGER SCANDAL SCORECARD … EDITORS' PICKS … BEST OF NYDN.COM
Jonathan Tilove / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
BP is sticking with its dispersant choice … BP has told the Environmental Protection Agency that it cannot find a safe, effective and available dispersant to use instead of Corexit, and will continue to use that chemical application to help break up the growing spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Associated Press:
Man Who Shot Police Had Antigovernment Views  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An antigovernment Ohio man who had had several run-ins with the police around the country was identified Friday as one of two people suspected of gunning down two officers during a traffic stop in Arkansas.
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Texas board approves social studies standards that perceived liberal bias  —  The Texas state school board gave final approval Friday to controversial social studies standards that minimize the separation of church and state and say that America is not a democracy but a “constitutional republic.”
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE FAMILIAR RING OF THE K STREET PROJECT.... The notorious K Street Project became synonymous with Republican excesses of the Gingrich/DeLay/Bush era, and for good reason.  Among its components was a heavy-handed scheme to “encourage” corporate PACs to contribute to Republican candidates, or face adverse consequences.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Washington Post:
Corporate PACs betting on Republicans to regain control of Congress
Paul / Power Line:
You're either for or against the military we have  —  Robert Merrill is a captain in the Marine Corps.  He fought in Iraq and currently serves as a legal adviser to a Marine infantry batallion in southern Afghanistan.  In between, he attended and graduated from Harvard law school.
 
 
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The Israeli-Arab Alliance Against Iran
Charles Levinson / Wall Street Journal:
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Bob Bennett / Washington Post:
What the Tea Party can learn from Jimmy Carter
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
The Paygo Con  —  Paygo rules notwithstanding, Democrats …
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