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4:45 PM ET, May 26, 2012

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Alex Pareene / Salon:
Luke Russert, nepotist prince  —  Luke Russert is being groomed as a simulacrum of his father — but without the inspiring rags-to-riches story … Tim Russert was not the unalloyed saint of tough journalism that his celebrators describe in posthumous tributes, but he was at least …
BuzzFeed:
Meet The Weiner Truthers  —  One year later, a dogged handful still believe that Anthony Weiner was framed.  —  New York congressman Anthony Weiner resigned in disgrace a full year ago, admitting to having sent lewd photos to female fans of his on Twitter.  —  But for one corner of the Internet, Weinergate is very much not over.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bill Maher: What Exactly Has Obama Done That Has Made Conservatives So Angry?  —  Bill Maher finally got around to Ted Nugent in his final New Rule of the night, but used the rocker's recent tirade against President Obama to ask the larger question about conservative outrage over the president.
Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
Number of the Week: Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits  —  49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011.  —  Cutting government spending is no easy task …
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter could be left off primary  —  Throwing his congressional race into turmoil, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said Friday evening that he may not have turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the Aug. 7 Republican primary in his suburban Detroit district.
Discussion: Politico, The Hill, Mediaite and Althouse
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Florida Supervisor of Elections: Gov. Scott's Voter Purge Will Remove Eligible Voters From Rolls  —  According to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, eligible voters will be removed from the voting rolls as a result of the massive voter purge ordered by Governor Rick Scott.
Michael Wilson / New York Times:
Crime Scene: With Confession in the Patz Case, the Difficult Work Begins  —  The man breaks down and cries and says yes, I did it.  I killed that 6-year-old boy 33 years ago.  I did it.  —  It should be a detective's dream come true.  The police have their man, their investigation sewn up with a tidy bow of his own damning words.
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions ‘My Sons,’ While Defending Contraception Mandate  —  In two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned “my sons” when defending his administration's regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans …
Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
Johnson: Every member of Wisc. legislature received death threats [VIDEO]  —  Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that every member of the state legislature in Wisconsin received an email that said “we're going to put a bullet in your head.  We know where you and your family live.”
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
John Waters Tries Some Desperate Living on a Cross-Country Hitchhiking Odyssey  —  Updated  —  An advisory to readers who may be driving on this Memorial Day weekend: If, as you travel the nation's highways, you spot a hitchhiker with a wiry build, a pencil mustache and a mischievous look in his eyes …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Associated Press:
Vatican confirms pope's butler arrested in embarrassing leaks whodunit  —  VATICAN CITY — The Vatican confirmed on Saturday that the pope's butler has been arrested in its embarrassing leaks scandal, adding a Hollywood twist to a sordid tale of power struggles, intrigue and corruption …
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Monthly
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Billionaire Finds New Role in Anti-Obama Campaign  —  When news broke last week that the billionaire investor Joe Ricketts had considered financing a $10 million advertising effort linking President Obama with the fiery race-based rhetoric of his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. …
Ian Black / Guardian:
Egyptian results a ‘nightmare scenario’  —  Fears of weeks of tension as results point to a run-off between the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a former general  —  Egypt looks set for weeks of tension and uncertainty after the first round of its landmark presidential election produced …
 
 
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New York Times:
Bloomberg Added Home No. 11 in 2011, His Tax Records Show
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Lunch with the FT: Paul Krugman
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
A Zealous Romney Fan Becomes a Valuable Campaign Asset
Discussion: New York Magazine
Maggie Habermanand Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Cory Booker's brand takes a hit
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
California City Saves Itself by Ditching Blue Model
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Two years ago today: Obama celebrates Solyndra
New York Times:
Regulators' Role at Chase Scrutinized
Discussion: Firedoglake
 Earlier Items: 
Robin Bravender / Politico:
Stakes high in Wisconsin's other recalls
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops
Discussion: Politico
Ben Wolfgang / Washington Times:
Number of high-school students with jobs hits 20-year low
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and CNN
Ben Simmoneau / CBS Philly:
I-Team: Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At PHL
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
GOProud slams Meghan McCain for calling Breitbart ‘extremist’
CBS Baltimore:
Flash Mob Steals From Baltimore 7-Eleven; Beats Store Manager Who Tries To Stop Them
Discussion: NoisyRoom.net and Belmont Club
 

 
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Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

 
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