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6:55 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
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Domestic Terrorist Kimberlin Has Conservative Blogger Arrested ...Update: Aaron Worthing Released - Seeks Assistance  —  The World Is Upside-Down  —  Conservative blogger Aaron Walker was arrested today after the Maryland hearing on the Kimberlin case.
Ken / Popehat:   Brett Kimberlin and Aaron Worthing: Censorship And Retaliation Through Lawfare
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
And you thought justice was blind... [update]
Discussion: That Innocuous Girl
LEE STRANAHAN dot COM:   Everyone Blog About Aaron Walker Day Is Right Now
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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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Trump, Romney's surrogate, goes on ‘birther’ offensive  —  While the Obama campaign actively works to tie Mitt Romney to the controversial “birther” assertions of Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality show host is ramping up his focus on the purported conspiracy ahead of a campaign fundraiser …
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.
BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Accuses Obama Campaign Of “Reverse Psychology” On Birther Issue
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Romney's pants on fire
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Obama edges Romney by 4 points in latest Colorado poll
Discussion: CNN
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.
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The Daily Beast:
Drones: How Obama Learned to Kill
Discussion: Mediaite and Suburban Guerrilla
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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Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Sting Caught On Video, Released By Anti-Abortion Activists
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
New Live Action video shows Planned Parenthood encouraging gender-selective abortion, Medicaid fraud
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.
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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 …
Maggie Habermanand Emily Schultheis / Reuters:
New Sarah Palin approach; better results  —  Everyone has wondered who the Sarah Palin of 2012 would be.  The answer is...Sarah Palin.  —  Palin's star power faded along with that of the other conservative Mitt Romney alternatives and her media presence has dwindled.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Taylor Marsh
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Pauls Build A Libertarian Machine
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
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
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.
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.
BuzzFeed:
Obama “Polish Death Camps” Comment Spurs Polish Outrage  —  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.  Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Thaddeus McCotter / detroitnews.com:
“You clean up your own mess”  —  Why I will run a write-in primary campaign  —  Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," John Lennon mused.  How right he was.  —  Last Friday, shortly before a Memorial Day weekend wreath-laying commemorating and honoring …
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 and Crooks and Liars
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Role of Uncle Sam  —  From the dawn of the republic, the federal government has played a vital role in American economic life.  Government promoted industrial development in the 18th century, transportation in the 19th, communications in the 20th and biotechnology today.
 
 
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