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10:05 PM ET, May 29, 2012

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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
REPORT: Aaron Walker Arrested After Maryland Hearing on Kimberlin Case UPDATE: Walker Now Released  —  UPDATE 6:25 p.m. ET: Sources say that blogger Aaron Walker has been released from custody in Rockville, Maryland.  He was charged with “incitement,” but released on his own recognizance.
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Dmoynihan / Munsey's Technosnarl:
When Your Honor, This Man Is a Convicted Domestic Terrorist Is Not Enough  —  Update: Apparently Walker was arrested on Battery Charges filed by Kimberlin over an iPad at the close of the hearing.  Also, welcome everyone, this site is mostly about free ebooks, especially pulp fiction …
Tiffany Gabbay / TheBlaze.com:
BLAZE CONFIRMS: CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER ARRESTED FOLLOWING COURT HEARING WITH CONVICTED SPEEDWAY BOMBER BRETT KIMBERLIN  —  This is a breaking story.  Please check back frequently for updates.  —  UPDATE I: The Blaze spoke to a clerk at the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County …
Chris Smith / Twitchy:
Blogger and Brett Kimberlin target Aaron Walker arrested in Maryland … This is absolutely outrageous.  In a positively Kafka-esque turn of events, a Maryland judge has ordered that Walker be taken into police custody while serial harasser, terrorist, and killer Kimberlin remains free.
SOOPERMEXICAN:
Judge in Kimberlin Hearing Woefully ignorant of Internet, Twitter  —  From @OlympiaPress, who attended the Brett Kimberlin hearing [I added emphases]: … Read the entire post here  —  Update  —  I inquired of @OlympiaPress about the death threats:
Discussion: An Ex-Con's View
LEE STRANAHAN dot COM:   Everyone Blog About Aaron Walker Day Is Right Now
Ken / Popehat:
Brett Kimberlin and Aaron Worthing: Censorship And Retaliation Through Lawfare
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Daley Gator
Donald Trump / CNN:
Blitzer and Trump go at it over Trump's ‘birther’ claims  —  (CNN) - Donald Trump did not back down Tuesday from his questioning of President Barack Obama's birthplace, instead arguing heatedly with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that “a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate,” …
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BuzzFeed:
This Is What Mitt Romney's Birth Certificate Looks Like  —  ...in case you were wondering.  The campaign released a copy of it to Reuters the same day Romney planned to appear with noted birther Donald Trump at a Las Vegas fundraiser.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Accuses Obama Campaign Of “Reverse Psychology” On Birther Issue
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Donald Trump takes shot at CNN ratings
Discussion: CNN
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Donald Trump Doubles Down On Birther Nonsense, Gets Flogged By Wolf Blitzer
BuzzFeed:
Poles Demand Obama Apology For “Polish Death Camps” Comment  —  The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance.  UPDATE: “The President misspoke,” says Vietor.  —  Rosie Gray  —  an hour ago
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’  —  Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outrage today at President Obama's reference earlier to “a Polish death camp” — as opposed to a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland.  —  “The White House will apologize …
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
E.L. / Eastern approaches:
Mind your language  —  FEW things annoy Poles more than being blamed …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Lachlan Markay / The Heritage Foundation:
Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair  —  President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.  —  Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
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Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Obama awards Dylan Medal of Freedom, ‘I am a really big fan’
Discussion: ABCNEWS
New York Times:
Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama's Principles and Will  —  WASHINGTON — This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties.  The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout.
David Smith / Guardian:
Robert Mugabe appointed as UN international envoy for tourism  —  The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism  —  With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
In Defense of Chris Hayes  —  The MSNBC host is getting beat up for remarks he made about the heroism of American soldiers.  Really, his critics are the ones who should be apologizing.  —  Very few Americans wake up early on weekend mornings to watch public intellectuals chat.
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Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
Edwards put move on gal, 25  —  GREENSBORO, NC — Horndog hubby John Edwards shamelessly hit on comely co-eds just months after his wife, Elizabeth, died of cancer.  —  Edwards, 58, who is on trial on charges of campaign-finance violations, flexed his trial-lawyer charm on pretty Andrea Love …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Max Pizarro / Politicker NJ:
Booker communications director resigns  —  Anne Torres, communications director for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is resigning, effective today.  —  Sources say her resignation comes amid internal adminstration strife in the aftermath of Booker's appearance on Meet the Press.
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Pro-life group's hidden camera footage shows complicity in ‘sex-selective’ abortions  —  Live Action says Planned Parenthood and other U.S. abortion providers are willing to assist in the termination of baby girls for pregnant women who choose abortion because they want to have baby boys.
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Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Lena Dunham's Looks, the Misogyny of the ‘Girls’ Backlash, and Staying In Your Assigned Story  —  In a much-circulated comment in a thread about this week's episode of Girls, the AV Club's Todd VanDerWerff, in response to a commenter declaring that Lena Dunham needs to be funnier …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The A.V. Club
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama safe in Michigan  —  Barack Obama won't have to worry too much about holding Michigan for the Democrats this fall- he leads Mitt Romney 53-39 there, a lead little changed from PPP's last poll of the state in February when his advantage was 54-38.  —  Romney just doesn't have much of a home field advantage in the state.
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
Stubborn Infection, Spread by Insects, Is Called ‘The New AIDS of the Americas’  —  Chagas disease, caused by parasites transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects, has been named “the new AIDS of the Americas” in a lengthy editorial published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Discussion: Jezebel and The Daley Gator
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
The Twitter account for “Attack Watch,” the combative in-house spin machine for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, has gone dark as of Tuesday morning.  According to Twitter, the account is now private.  —  Through “Attack Watch,” the Obama campaign was watching The Daily Caller …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Vodkapundit
rt.com:
'Allah's enemy!'  Radio host slash-attacked for anti-Islam rant on air  —  Photo from www.radiomayak.ru  —  A radio host has been hospitalized after being cut 15 times by an unidentified criminal.  Two weeks ago the journalist ventured to criticize the founder of Islam, the Prophet Mohammed, on air.
CBS Miami:
Causeway Cannibal Identified; Fears Grow Over Drug Possibly Involved  —  MIAMI (CBSMiami) - The crime shocked South Florida and has drawn the attention of the world.  A naked man is shot by Miami Police while eating another naked man's face on the MacArthur Causeway.
Craig Pittman / Tampa Bay Times:
Wetlands expert suspended by DEP after she refuses to approve permit  —  Florida's top state wetlands expert has been suspended after she refused to issue a permit on a controversial project — one that she said her boss was willing to bend the rules to approve.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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