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5:05 PM ET, May 29, 2011

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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
For Palin, a Short Ride With Lots of Rumbling  —  Sarah Palin, right, made an appearance at the annual “Rolling Thunder” rally in Washington on Sunday.  —  Sarah Palin made a grand entrance at the Rolling Thunder biker rally on Sunday, wearing a black Harley-Davidson helmet and visibly enjoying herself …
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
McCain: Palin can beat Obama  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has said he thinks Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in next year's presidential election, but he's far from certain that she will actually jump into the race.  —  The GOP's standard-bearer in 2008 also shrugged off …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sarah Palin's political mystery tour  —  The New Hampshire Republican Party found out Sarah Palin would be coming to town by hearing about it in the news.  —  Where would she be stopping?  They didn't know.  Palin's staff wouldn't even return their calls, leaving them to ask reporters for more answers.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Mixed feelings about Sarah Palin at Rolling Thunder  —  Potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin is joining the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally.  (John McDonnell - THE WASHINGTON POST) This post has been updated.  —  Participants in the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride …
Discussion: TPMDC
Fox News:
Palin Appearance at ‘Rolling Thunder’ Feeds Election Speculation Fury  —  Sarah Palin's participation in the annual Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., has fueled as much noise about a potential presidential candidacy as the thousands of motorcycle-riding veterans participating in the Rolling Thunder ride-along Sunday.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and JammieWearingFool
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
ROLLING THUNDER... SARAH PALIN Rides Hog Into DC (Video)  —  Sarah Palin joined the ROLLING THUNDER ride today in Washington DC.  —  It looks like she was a hit.  —  Bikers praise Sarah Palin.  —  Sarah Palin, right, made an appearance at the annual “Rolling Thunder” rally in Washington on Sunday.
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
At Rolling Thunder, Waiting for Palin
Discussion: The Impolitic
Molly Ball / The Politico:
Palin goes behind enemy lines
Datechguy / Datechguy's Blog:
Hey MSM any old Twit(erer) understands what Rep Weiner's numbers mean  —  I came to twitter very late in the game, so unlike many bloggers both bigger and smaller than me, my total number of followers is very small (787 as of this morning).  To give you an idea of how that stands with someone …
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The Politico:
Lewd photo was hack, Weiner says  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner says social networking identity hacking is to blame for the lewd material that a conservative news website reported was sent from his Twitter and yfrog handles to an unidentified woman from Seattle, Washington.
Ginger Adams Otis / New York Post:
Undies in a twist over ‘Weiner wiener’  —  Call it Weiner-gate.  —  Twitter followers of Rep. Anthony Weiner were shocked when a lewd photo popped up on his official account late Friday night.  —  The photo of a bulging male member cloaked in gray briefs was directed to a single Twitter user …
Abby Phillip / The Politico:
Daniels: I could have beaten Obama  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has taken himself out of the running for president, but he says he believes he could have defeated President Barack Obama for a second term.  —  “Yes, I think so,” Daniels said when asked whether he could have beaten Obama on ABC's “This Week.”
Discussion: Marbury
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Mitch Daniels Says He Could Have Beaten Obama If He Had Run
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Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Pro-Obama media always shocked by bad economic news  — TAGS: - Barack Obama - Bloomberg News - Business Insider - Christina Romer - cnbc.com - commerce department - Congressional Budget Office - Council of Economics Advisers - David Leonhardt - durable goods - George W. Bush - Glenn Reynolds …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and GayPatriot
almasryalyoum.com:
Brotherhood sheikh to run for president  —  Average:  —  ShareThis  —  Send to friend  —  Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his intention to run in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections.  —  He said that if elected he would implement Islamic sharia law and cancel the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
GOP freshman: We don't want to repeat George W. Bush's economic record  —  Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) criticized the economic record of his party's last president on Sunday, saying George W. Bush's administration was not committed enough to limiting government.  —  “He grew government.
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Gen. James Cartwright, on tap to lead Pentagon, became target for criticism  —  President Obama summoned one of his favorite and most trusted military advisers, Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, to the White House on May 21 for a one-on-one meeting.  It was a Saturday, less than three weeks since …
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
‘Comforter-in-chief’ heading to tornado-ravaged Missouri for memorial service
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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