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12:25 AM ET, May 29, 2012

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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chris Hayes Apologizes For Saying He Feels ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Killed Soldiers ‘Heroes’ (VIDEO)  —  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … FOLLOW:  —  MSNBC, Video, Chris Hayes, Memorial Day, Chris Hayes Heroes, Chris Hayes Soldiers, Chris Hayes Uncomfortable, Media News
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
MSNBC Host Issues Apology for Saying He's ‘Uncomfortable’ with Calling Fallen Soldiers ‘Heroes’  —  MSNBC host Chris Hayes has issued an apology one day after saying on national television that he is “uncomfortable” with calling fallen soldiers “heroes.”  —  “On Sunday, in discussing the uses …
Discussion: Pull My Chain
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
VFW slams MSNBC host who said he was ‘uncomfortable’ calling dead soldiers ‘heroes’
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Somebody Tell Nina Totenberg Her Buddy Brett Kimberlin Is Making News Again … FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION  —  In the fall of 1988, when convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin was still locked up in federal prison and claiming to have sold dope to GOP vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle …
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Donald Trump / CNN:
Romney doesn't back away from ‘birther’ Trump  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney said Monday he wasn't concerned about Donald Trump's commitment to the “birther” conspiracy, one day before the GOP presidential candidate hosts a fund-raiser alongside the celebrity business magnate.
Raymond Ibrahim / Gatestone Institute:
Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald's Toy They Say “Insults Muhammed” … Saudi Arabians are angry at a McDonald's toy which they say mocks their prophet Muhammad.  According to a report appearing today (5/27/12) on the Arabic news website, Kermalkom.com, the McDonald's fast food restaurant …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama  —  Veterans responsible for Romney's advantage among men overall  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34% …
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama honors troops, says ‘dark cloud’ from decade of war is lifting  —  President Obama commemorated Memorial Day with a speech marking the end of a decade of U.S. conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, honoring soldiers killed in those wars.  —  The president on Monday joined the top members …
Discussion: American Power and Politico
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Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama Pledges No More Wars Unless ‘Absolutely Necessary’
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Firedoglake and Corrente
Patrick Reis / Politico:
Obama touts path to peace at Arlington visit
Discussion: New York Magazine
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers  —  Map showing the number and geographical location of Flame infections detected by Kaspersky Lab on customer machines.  Courtesy of Kaspersky  —  A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems …
Paula Hancocks / CNN:
Defectors describe horror, heartbreak in North Korea's labor camps  —  Seoul (CNN) — Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just.  They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held in until Shin overheard …
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
Humans Are Not Like Slowly Boiling Frogs ... We Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs  —  Even though people keep using the famous simile — “the fatally slow human response to climate change makes us like a slowly boiling frog” — it is not quite right.  —  As Wikipedia puts it …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Nat Ives / AdAge:
What Print Cuts at Times-Picayune Mean for Papers  —  New Orleans Daily Latest to Reduce Publishing Schedule in Bid to Survive Digital Revolution  —  The New Orleans Times-Picayune survived Hurricane Katrina.  Now it is making its play to stay alive during the digital revolution …
Tommy Wilkes / Reuters:
Star bank traders struggle to shine with own funds  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest traders to have swapped working at a bank for running their own hedge funds are finding it much tougher on their own, with returns since they launched lagging rivals and disappointing investors.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Eschaton
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Barney Frank Tells Black Degree Recipient He Hopes “No One Will Shoot At You” For Wearing A “Hoodie”  —  Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was one of several speakers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement that took place this Sunday.
Discussion: Mediaite
WSVN-TV:
New details emerge in causeway police involved shooting  —  MIAMI (WSVN) — Disturbing new details and surveillance video have been released in the fatal police involved shooting off a causeway that involved naked men and cannibalism.  —  While Larry Vega rode his bicycle off the MacArthur Causeway …
 
 
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Sen. McCain talks Syria, Iran and tensions with Pakistan; Cardinal Wuerl on Catholic institutions …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Campaign 2012
Ahmed Al-Haj / Associated Press:
Yemen: US drone strike kills 5 militants
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Political Memo: Campaigning Tests Obama's Staying Power
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
New York Has Some Prisons to Sell You
Lauren Davis / io9:
What are the tax implications of the zombie apocalypse?
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Robert / Jihad Watch:
France: Muslims stone Christians in church during Mass
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Pat Dollard
New York Times:
Fragile Calculus in Plans to Fix Pension Systems
Discussion: Via Meadia
Daily Mail:
CLAIMS OF INNOCENCE THAT SLOWLY UNRAVELLED
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Big Fiscal Phonies
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
 

 
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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
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