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8:00 PM ET, May 28, 2011

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Publius / Big Government:
Weinergate: Congressman Claims ‘Facebook Hacked’ as Lewd Photo Hits Twitter  —  Hacked or hung?  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9″) finds himself in a late night online pickle.  —  This evening a photo surfaced on Congressman Weiner's yfrog account and in his verified Twitter timeline of a man in his underwear with an erection.
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Stranahan / Patterico's Pontifications:
Rep. Anthony Weiner Selectively Edits Himself  —  I'm one of those people who thinks sex scandals are funnier when they happen to Republicans.  Sorry, I do.  But this one is too funny.  Anthony Weiner is a real favorite of a lot of Democrats because he's not afraid to put it out there.
Associated Press:
Aunt: Will Norton Missing After Graduation Dies  —  JOPLIN, Mo. — A teenager believed to be ejected or sucked from his father's car on the way home from graduation in the massive Joplin tornado last week is dead.  —  Will Norton's aunt, Tracey Presslor, said Saturday that the family received confirmation …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Judge Denies James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles' First Amendment Defense  —  James O'Keefe has had a mixed blessings week.  The IRS has granted his ridiculously hacky “investigative” group C3 (non-profit) status. … I don't know, seems to me that illegal acts like attempting to break and enter …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and The BRAD BLOG
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Don't Scorn Paul Ryan  —  I hadn't realized until I met him on Tuesday that Paul Ryan had been a protégé of Jack Kemp.  But the minute I heard him talking about his late mentor, everything suddenly made sense.  —  Kemp — the former pro football quarterback …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egypt Lifts Blockade, Along With the Gazans' Hopes  —  RAFAH BORDER CROSSING, Egypt — Hundreds of Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip arrived here by the busload on Saturday to pass through the reopened border into Egypt, taking the first tangible steps out of a four-year Israeli blockade.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62  —  Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him a notable voice of black protest culture …
Discussion: Telegraph, Mediaite, Jezebel and PopEater
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Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output  —  CATARINA, Tex. — Until last year, the 17-mile stretch of road between this forsaken South Texas village and the county seat of Carrizo Springs was a patchwork of derelict gasoline stations and rusting warehouses.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama's Euro paean ends  —  WARSAW, Poland - It could be called a spring fling.  —  For six days, President Barack Obama hopscotched through Europe, greeted by rapturous crowds that remain obsessed with all things Obama, from the bulletproof Cadillac that whisks him around to the kitten heels on the first lady's feet.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
A Coming Arab Winter?  —  The Fatah-Hamas deal may presage a new Iranian approach to the Middle East.  —  It can't give many Americans much lasting pleasure that the Israeli prime minister humbled our commander in chief this week on his home turf.  To be sure, a president who seems …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and FrumForum
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Unimpressed By Palin's Bus Tour, Pawlenty Goes After Obama: ‘Any Doofus Can Go To Washington’  —  After rolling out his campaign infrastructure with an elaborate video and a gaffe or two, Tim Pawlenty is going negative, mildly, and with polls showing almost anyone but Pawlenty …
Xinhua News Agency:
Al-Qaida declares Yemen's southern city as capital of its “Islamic Emirate”: residents  —  The Yemen-based al-Qaida wing on Saturday declared the provincial capital city of southern Abyan province as the capital city of its “Islamic Emirate” in a statement the group read in front of local residents.
First Read / msnbc.com:
Rolling Thunder: Sarah Palin not invited  —  By Andrea Mitchell and Lauren Stephenson, NBC News  —  WASHINGTON — One day after Sarah Palin announced her bus tour, a group sponsoring a Memorial Day weekend event she plans to attend said they never invited her.  —  “She wasn't invited.
 
 
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KSL-TV:
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Detroit News:
GOP draft plan targets Peters, Levin
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Senate Gadfly Who Isn't Shy About Buzzing
Elizabeth Williamson / Wall Street Journal:
Dispute Threatens Key Deals on Trade
Discussion: FrumForum
Associated Press:
Bachmann notes ‘calling’ to run for president
Discussion: Hot Air and New York Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
The Atlantic Online:
Once Again, We Cannot Pay For Social Security By Ending the Bush Tax Cuts on High Earners
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
John Edwards: A jerk, not a felon
Discussion: Don Surber and Prairie Weather
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
By blocking its leader, GOP constrains new consumer bureau's reach
Discussion: RedState and Reuters
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Iran reportedly aiding Syrian crackdown
Discussion: Outside the Beltway