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10:25 AM ET, May 20, 2012

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Donovan Slack / Politico:
NAACP backs gay marriage  —  CAMP DAVID - The board of the NAACP, one of the nation's oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obama's public endorsement of same-sex unions.
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   NAACP offers Obama political cover on gay marriage
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
NAACP endorses gay marriage as ‘civil right’
Discussion: Politico
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
In Largely Symbolic Move, N.A.A.C.P. Votes to Endorse Same-Sex Marriage
Discussion: Mediaite
NAACP:
NAACP PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY
JSOnline:
We recommend Walker; his removal isn't justified  —  Scott Walker's policies are controversial, but arguments over policies - no matter how sharp - aren't reason enough to end a governor's term.  —  No governor in recent memory has been so controversial.  No governor in America is so polarizing.
Campbell Brown / New York Times:
Obama: Stop Condescending to Women  —  WHEN I listen to President Obama speak to and about women, he sometimes sounds too paternalistic for my taste.  In numerous appearances over the years — most recently at the Barnard graduation — he has made reference to how women are smarter than men.
Frank Main / Chicago Sun Times:
‘NATO 3’ had targeted Obama campaign HQ, Rahm's house, police stations, prosecutors say  —  Attorneys for three men charged in Chicago with possession of an explosive device and conspiracy to commit terrorism say they were pulled over by police in Bridgeport last week.  Here is a video circulated by Occupy Chicago.
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Three charged in plot to firebomb Obama campaign headquarters
Alan Dershowitz / NY Daily News:
Drop George Zimmerman's murder charge  —  New evidence suggests Trayvon Martin's killer acted in self-defense  —  A medical report by George Zimmerman's doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting.
BBC:
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi ‘dead’  —  Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing above Scotland, which killed 270 people, has died at home in Libya, his brother has told news agencies.  —  Megrahi, 59, was convicted by a special court in the Netherlands in 2001.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Pelosi: Boehner ‘wants to go over the edge’ in debt-limit debate  —  Pelosi on Sunday said lawmakers could not wait to tackle budget issues until after the elections.  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday challenged Speaker John Boehner to move forward …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Hill
Los Angeles Times:
House Republicans add gay marriage measure to defense bill  —  The chamber passes the annual spending bill 200 to 120, including the provision that would ban same-sex ceremonies at military chapels.  —  Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) wrote one of the gay marriage provisions in the defense spending bill, which passed 299 to 120 in the House.
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Charting Obama's Journey to a Shift on Afghanistan  —  It was just one brief exchange about Afghanistan with an aide late in 2009, but it suggests how President Obama's thinking about what he once called “a war of necessity” began to radically change less than a year after he took up residency in the White House.
Discussion: Politico and JustOneMinute
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Group of 8 Leaders Confront German Focus on Austerity  —  CAMP DAVID, Md. — Leaders of the world's richest countries banded together on Saturday to press Germany to back more pro-growth policies to halt the deepening debt crisis in Europe, as President Obama for the first time gained widespread support …
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Great Barry  —  Self-invention on shifting postmodern sands  —  It used to be a lot simpler.  As E. C. Bentley deftly summarized it in 1905: … But that was then, and now Biography is also about maps.  For example, have you ever thought it would be way cooler to have been born in colonial Kenya?
 
 
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