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10:10 PM ET, May 19, 2011

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama ‘disrespected’ Israel, threw it ‘under the bus,’ says Romney  —  President Obama “disrespected” Israel and threw it “under the bus” in a wide-ranging speech on the Middle East on Thursday, GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney charged.  —  Romney strongly criticized Obama, who …
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New York Times:
Obama Sees '67 Borders as Starting Point for Peace Deal  —  WASHINGTON — Seeking to harness the seismic political change still unfolding in the Arab world, President Obama on Thursday publicly called for the borders prevailing before the 1967 Israeli-Arab war to be the starting point for talks …
The Atlantic Online:
Nothing New in the Idea That '67 Borders Should Guide Peace Talks (UPDATED)  —  I'm amazed at the amount of insta-commentary out there suggesting that the President has proposed something radical and new by declaring that Israel's 1967 borders should define — with land-swaps — the borders of a Palestinian state.
New York Times:
Obama's Mideast Speech  —  Following is a text of President Obama's prepared speech on the Middle East, delivered on Thursday in Washington, as released by the White House:  —  I want to thank Hillary Clinton, who has traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new landmark - one million frequent flyer miles.
Facebook:
PMO Announcement following President Obama's speech  —  Israel appreciates President Obama's commitment to peace.  Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Netanyahu Responds Icily to Obama Remarks  —  JERUSALEM — President Obama's endorsement on Thursday of using the 1967 boundaries as the baseline for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute — the first by an American president — prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel …
Discussion: Yglesias, The Lede and The Daily Dish
The White House:
Remarks by the President on the Middle East and North Africa State Department, Washington, DC  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please, have a seat.  Thank you very much.  I want to begin by thanking Hillary Clinton …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Obama alters U.S. policy, tells Israel to start with '67 borders  —  In his 45-minute speech on the Middle East Thursday, President Obama spoke of his admiration for the wave of protests movements rocking the region, attempting to square U.S. interests with the democratic aspirations of an increasingly restive Arab street.
Simon Wiesenthal Center:
SWC: Israel Should Reject a Return to 1967 ‘Auschwitz’ Borders  —  The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended President Obama's call for further democratization in the Arab world but expressed deep disappointment that he called for Israel's return to the pre-June 1967 borders.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Obama Embraces His Inner Bush
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pawlenty: Obama's Israel proposal a ‘disaster waiting to happen’
Discussion: The Hill
The Atlantic Online:
Gingrich: I Wasn't Talking About Ryan's Plan on ‘Meet the Press’  —  Newt Gingrich said today that he wasn't referring to Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.)  Medicare plan when he uttered the words “right-wing social engineering” last Sunday — a comment that has earned the former House speaker …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich Tells Limbaugh That His Phrase ‘Right-Wing Social Engineering’ Was Not A Reference To Ryan Plan
Discussion: USA Today, Daily Kos and Yglesias
The Politico:
Leaders reach Patriot Act deal
Discussion: CNN
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Gingrich: ‘And By The Way, It Was Not A Reference To Paul Ryan’ (AUDIO)
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Senate GOP filibusters Goodwin Liu  —  Senate Republicans staged the first successful filibuster of a judicial nominee since 2005 on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration on the long-stalled nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell / Judicial:
Why the Senate should reject Goodwin Liu
Discussion: The Note, Balkinization and Moe Lane
Ryan J. Reilly / TPMDC:
Cornyn: Democrats To Blame For Republican Filibuster Of Goodwin Liu
Wall Street Journal:
Stephen Colbert's Free Speech Problem  —  The comedian runs up against campaign-finance law in an attempt to lampoon the Supreme Court.  —  Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert, like most of his friends and allies on the left, thinks that last year's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is, literally, ridiculous.
People.com:
Sarah Palin's Son Track Gets Married!  —  Duane and Elizabeth Hanson, Britta Hanson, Track Palin, Sarah and Todd Palin  —  The Palin family is growing!  —  Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track, 22, recently married his high school sweetheart, Britta Hanson, 21, in a small ceremony in Hatcher Pass, Alaska.
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi: 'We have a plan.  It's called Medicare.'  —  “It is a flag we've planted that we will protect and defend.  We have a plan.  It's called Medicare.”  —  That's from Nancy Pelosi, who called me from Wisconsin, where she's holding events today defending Medicare in Paul Ryan's back yard.
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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Judge overturns Miller decision on open special election … CARSON CITY — A District Court judge on Thursday overruled a decision by Secretary of State Ross Miller to allow any qualified candidate to run in a Sept. 13 special election to fill a U.S. House vacancy in Nevada.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitch Daniels Not Only Took ObamaCare Funds, He Pushed Similar Reforms … Mitch Daniels , Health Care Reform , Medicaid , Daniels Affordable Care Act , Daniels Obama Policy , Daniesl Obamacare , Health Care Indiana , Indiana Health Care , Mitch Daniels Health Care , Mitch Daniels Mandate , Politics News
Steve / Teapot Party Blog:
Willie Nelson Changes His Tune  —  The Teapot Party began two days after Willie Nelson was arrested for marijuana possession in Texas on Nov. 28.  He sent me an email suggesting the need for an alternative to the Tea Party - the “Teapot” Party.  I started the Facebook page and and within 48 hours …
Derek Wallbank / MinnPost:
What Bachmann is thinking about as she considers a run for president  —  Michele Bachmann at the 2011 Time 100 Gala ceremony in April.  —  WASHINGTON — As she mulls over a run for the White House, Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is spending time reading books about presidential campaigns …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Bowen concedes in Calif., Republican to face Hahn in general  —  California Democrat Debra Bowen conceded Thursday and congratulated Republican Craig Huey on his moving into the July runoff of the House special election.  —  Bowen, the California secretary of State, trailed Huey by 206 votes …
Discussion: The Politico
Harold Hongju Koh / Opinio Juris:
The Lawfulness of the U.S. Operation Against Osama bin Laden  —  [Harold Hongju Koh is the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.]  —  I write in response to those who have raised questions regarding the lawfulness of the recent United States operation against Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
 
 
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