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1:20 AM ET, May 31, 2010

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Donald Douglas / American Power:
Immigrants and Socialists March Against SB 1070 in Phoenix  —  This is why I covered it.  Reading the morning newspapers on yesterday's illegal immigrant march in Phoenix, you'd think it was just a nice outing for families to stand up against Arizona's SB 1070.  But this was no weekend picnic.
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Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Foes and Supporters of New Law Gather in Arizona
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Truthdig
Blazing Cat Fur:
Ali Mallah CUPE Union Thug Assaults Blazingcatfur at Islamofascist Anti-Netanyahu Rally!  —  Shocking video!  Ripped from today's headlines!  Ali Mallah a notorious Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Union Thug Assaults intrepid blogger Blazingcatfur!
Andrew Roberts / The Daily Beast:
Nick Kristof's Unhinged Attack on Ayaan Hirsi Ali  —  Hungry Beast Giving Beast Women in the World  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Historian Andrew Roberts blasts Nick Kristof's condescending New York Times review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her new book, Nomad.  —  The bravest woman I know …
Discussion: Power Line and Pajamas Media
Honolulu Advertiser:
Case withdraws from Congressional race  —  Former congressman Ed Case said today that he will withdraw from the Democratic primary for Congress, explaining that too much is at stake to divide the party as it attempts to win back urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District from U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, (R-Hawaii).
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Ed Case ends his campaign for Hawaii House seat
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘SERVES HIM RIGHT’.... Conservative columnist George Will said this morning that President Obama is “being unfairly blamed” for the response to the BP oil spill disaster.  But, Will added, he's glad the president is receiving the unfair criticism anyway.  —  As the columnist sees it …
New York Times:
U.S. Plans ‘for Worst’ in Gulf, Seeing Risk in Leak Strategy  —  After the failure of an effort to seal off a well spewing oil one mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico, a top Obama administration environmental official said the government is “prepared for the worst” in case oil keeps gushing until relief wells …
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CNN:
After ‘top kill’ failure, BP plans to ‘redouble’ efforts
Discussion: Hot Air
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
O Canada  —  Looking north for economic inspiration.  —  Canada was called an “honorary member of the Third World” by the Wall Street Journal in 1995, and for good reason.  Out-of-control spending, soaring debt, and the government's bite of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) …
Discussion: Power Line
BREITBART.COM:
Israel recoils as US backs nuclear move  —  Washington's unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state although officials are cagey about openly criticising their biggest ally.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Kindle Woes  —  I've written several times before about the uncannily functional Kindle, which, aesthetic discomfort notwithstanding, has pretty much totally weened me from physical books.  But today I'm writing with a more tragic tale.  More or less out of the blue, my Kindle's screen has decided to commit suicide.
Lauren Seifert / CBS News:
Is BP “Lying,” Asks Dem, or Just “Incompetent”?  —  Discussing What Went Wrong in the Gulf, Rep. Markey Says Oil Company Is “Making It Up as They Go Along”  —  (CBS) Rep. Bob Markey, D-Mass., said today that BP knew the initial estimates of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the site …
Ironman / The Next Right:
BP's strange Democrat bedfellows … in - BP - Connecticut - Nancy Pelosi - oil spill - Rahm Emanuel - Rosa DeLauro - Stan Greenberg  —  Here's something you probably don;t know about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  —  One of the top media consultants for British Petroleum gave free rent …
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
Covering Obama, press encounters Nation of Islam  —  President Obama's home is in the same Chicago neighborhood as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.  On Saturday night, the overlapping of Obama's and Farrakhan's worlds made for a strange, and sometimes testy, encounter between the Secret Service …
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Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:   Farrakhan, press have minor ‘stand-off’ in Obama's neighborhood
 
 
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Jason Burke / Guardian:
Hundreds die in Indian heatwave
Discussion: MyDD
John Vidal / Guardian:
What about Nigeria's oil spills?
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
Scandal, South Carolina politics, and the Erick Erickson hoax
Discussion: RedState
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Taliban Using Chemical Weapons Against US Troops?
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Washington Post:
Oil could spew until August, officials say
Discussion: Emptywheel and NO QUARTER
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Vicki Needham / The Hill:
U.S. ‘on track’ to meet Iraq troop reduction deadline of Aug. 31
Discussion: CNN
Uzi Mahnaimi / Times of London:
Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran
Ben Smith / The Politico:
'Don't ask' deal spotlights Sarvis
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Washington Post:
To join the Army's Old Guard, Iraq war veteran learns to sweat the small stuff