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1:45 PM ET, June 6, 2010

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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Don't Get Mad, Mr. President.  Get Even.  —  IT turns out there is something harder to find than a fix for BP's leak: Barack Obama's boiling point.  —  The frantic and fruitless nationwide search for the president's temper is now our sole dependable comic relief from the tragedy in the gulf.
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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Obama loses the Left: suddenly, it's cool to bash Barack
Discussion: Don Surber
Paul Krugman:
Lost Decade, Here We Come  —  The deficit hawks have taken over the G20: … It's basically incredible that this is happening with unemployment in the euro area still rising, and only slight labor market progress in the US.  —  But don't we need to worry about government debt?
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
THOMAS UNDER FIRE FOR ISRAEL REMARKS  —  Longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas is coming under fire after a video circulated widely on Friday of her saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Poland and Germany.  —  The Hearst newspaper columnist …
Washington Post:
In gulf oil spill's long reach, ecological damage could last decades  —  Snorkeling along a coral reef near Veracruz, Mexico, in 2002, Texas biologist Wes Tunnell spotted what looked like a ledge of rock covered in sand, shells, algae and hermit crabs.  He knew, from years of research at the reef, that it probably wasn't a rock at all.
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Political Punch:
Allen Has Ordered ‘Uninhibited Access’ to Oil Spill Operations
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The Hill:
Incident commander says ‘right progress’ being made in Gulf spill
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Jerusalem Post:
Iran offers escort for Gaza ships  —  Supreme leader Khamenei offers military protection for activists.  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel  —  Middle East
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Reuters:
Iran Revolutionary Guards ready to escort Gaza ships  —  Source: Reuters  —  Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.
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Mike Levine / Liveshots:
Feds Arrest 2 NJ Men Headed To Terror Camps
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Lauren Johnston / NY Daily News:
Rush Limbaugh to wed gal pal Kathryn Rogers today in lavish Palm Beach ceremony  —  It's wedding bells for Rush Limbaugh - for the fourth time.  —  The conservative firebrand, 59, will exchange vows Saturday in Florida with Kathryn Rogers - a blond bombshell half his age …
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Jose Lambiet / Palm Beach & South Florida …:
Rush Limbaugh married, again  —  Limbaugh and Rogers, joined together for life (Click on the photo for more)  —  As the stifling evening fell on The Breakers Saturday in Palm Beach, Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh tied the knot with his much younger sweetheart …
Discussion: Advocate
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Washington Asks What to Do About Israel  —  WASHINGTON — Some topics are so inflammatory that they are never discussed without first inserting a number of caveats.  And so, when Anthony Cordesman, a foreign policy dignitary in this town's think tank circuit, dropped an article on Wednesday headlined …
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Haaretz:
Israel: We will not apologize to Turkey over Gaza flotilla deaths
Karin Laub / The Huffington Post:   Rachel Corrie, Aid Ship, Seized By Israel With No Resistance
BBC:
BP ‘capturing half Gulf oil leak’  —  A containment cap on a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is now funnelling off 10,000 barrels of oil a day, BP's chief executive Tony Hayward says.  —  The amount has risen since Saturday, and implies more than half the estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels leaking each day is now being captured.
Discussion: Guardian and Craig Murray
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BBC:
“We will stop the leak”  —  On Sunday 6 June Andrew Marr …
Discussion: The Hill, Politics Daily and Emptywheel
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Crist says Greer allegations ‘absolutely untrue’  —  Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Sunday that damaging charges made against him on Saturday by a former close ally are “absolutely untrue.”  —  Former Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman Jim Greer, through his attorney …
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
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Glenn Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Higher education's bubble is about to burst  —  SUNDAY REFLECTIONS CONTRIBUTOR — It's a story of an industry that may sound familiar.  —  The buyers think what they're buying will appreciate in value, making them rich in the future.  The product grows more and more elaborate …
Kathleen Lucadamo / NY Daily News:
Charles Rangel slams President Obama for being like Dick Cheney - fighting in Iraq only for oil  —  Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country's hunger for oil.
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. SENATE RACE: Angle takes lead in GOP primary  —  Percentage of undecided Republicans goes up  —  Continuing her stunning rise, Sharron Angle has shot into a clear lead in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, according to a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal that shows …
Discussion: Politics Daily
 
 
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