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8:05 AM ET, May 30, 2010

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New York Times:
Effort to Plug Well Faces Another Setback  —  HOUSTON —As BP engineers failed again to plug the gushing oil well on Saturday, officials said that the company was eyeing other options to stem the flow spreading into the Gulf of Mexico.  —  BP made a third attempt Friday night at what is termed the …
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Washington Post:
As ‘top kill’ effort fails, BP must fall back on oil spill containment strategy  —  It is the well that will not die.  —  BP's three-day effort to throttle the leaking gulf oil well with multiple blasts of heavy mud has failed.  The attempted “top kill” of the well was abandoned late Saturday afternoon …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
The Times-Picayune / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
BP says top kill has not stopped Gulf oil leak and now considering other options  —  A BP executive says the company has yet to stop the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and is considering other ways to plug the leak. … A source told The Times-Picayune that officials would announce …
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Obama says new procedure needed to stop offshore oil leak
Discussion: The Politico
Associated Press:
BP shifts strategy to cap Gulf spill
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Report: Email Circulating Stating BP's ‘Top Kill’ Has Failed (Update)
Robert L. Cavnar / The Huffington Post:
Top Kill Likely a Failure
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Western conservatives and Southern conservatives battle for the soul of the Republican Party. … - Prince of Persia: The Characters Had More Depth in the Video Game- I Fly the American Flag Outside My House.  Want To Make Something of It?  - The Orientalist Claptrap of Sex …
Discussion: Metablog
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Obama's Katrina?  Maybe Worse  —  FOR Barack Obama's knee-jerk foes, of course it was his Katrina.  But for the rest of us, there's the nagging fear that the largest oil spill in our history could yet prove worse if it drags on much longer.  It might not only wreck the ecology of a region …
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Illinois Senate candidate admits claim about military award was inaccurate  —  The Republican candidate for President Obama's old Senate seat has admitted to inaccurately claiming he received the U.S. Navy's Intelligence Officer of the Year award for his service during NATO's conflict with Serbia in the late 1990s.
Patterico / Hot Air:
Destroyed by court order: The footage of a Landrieu staffer admitting the senator's office had no problem with their phones  —  I recently reported that the judge in James O'Keefe's criminal case ordered the destruction of the footage of James O'Keefe's entry into Senator Mary Landrieu's offices.
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Associated Press:
Video gone from phone activist used in La. caper  —  NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Conservative activist-videographer James O'Keefe said video he shot of conversations with staffers of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was deleted when his cell phone was returned after he and three others pleaded guilty to charges …
Discussion: NewsReal Blog
David Leppard / Times of London:
Muslim preacher of hate is let into Britain  —  THE home secretary, Theresa May, is facing a stiff test of the Conservative party's claims to oppose radical Islam after her officials chose to allow a misogynist Muslim preacher into Britain.  —  Zakir Naik, an Indian televangelist described as a …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Los Angeles Times:
Census nonsense  —  By counting illegal immigrants the same as citizens in the census, some states get more congressional seats than they deserve.  —  Official political innumeracy, enshrined in the census, steals our democracy.  We count illegal immigrants the same as citizens and assign states congressional seats accordingly.
Daniel Indiviglio / The Atlantic Online:
The Atlantic Home  —  Go  —  Daniel Indiviglio - Daniel Indiviglio is a blogger and staff editor.  Prior to joining The Atlantic, he wrote for Forbes.  He also worked as an investment banker and a consultant.  —  Comparing Financial Stability Oversight Councils
Discussion: American Thinker
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Weakening America: Mitch McConnell Shows How  —  Depressed about how hard it is to get first-rate people into federal jobs, so they're ready to handle emergencies like the BP oil disaster?  Wondering if our systems of self-government really are up to the challenges of the moment?
Discussion: U.S. Senate
Fox News:
Obama to Arizona Governor: Don't Call Me, I'll Call You  —  President Obama has turned down Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's request to meet while she's in Washington next week as tensions mount between his administration and Arizona over the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants.  (AP)
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer abruptly suspends state's attorney general …
Discussion: Don Surber, Hot Air and RedState
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Dennis Hopper, an ‘Easy Rider’ Misfit, Dies at 74  —  Dennis Hopper, who was part of a new generation of Hollywood rebels in portrayals of drug-addled misfits in the landmark films “Easy Rider,” “Apocalypse Now” and “Blue Velvet” and then went on to great success as a prolific character actor …
Discussion: Guanabee
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Associated Press:
Dennis Hopper dead at 74
Discussion: Big Hollywood
 
 
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