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8:10 AM ET, May 11, 2009


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Tahman Bradley / Political Punch:
Wanda Sykes' Jokes About Rush Limbaugh Prompt Debate  —  There's some chatter in the blogosphere and on cable TV about comedian Wanda Sykes' routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night, particularly her jokes about conservative talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh.
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
The WHCD Cont'd  —  It's funny how criticizing the White House Correspondents' Dinner generated piles of really nasty and asinine email overnight.  Apparently any dissent from another celebration of Obama is beyond the pale.  Anyway, why did I think it was awful?
Discussion: Salon, Sadly, No! and TBogg
Malcom_X / The Politico:
Obama: ‘Boehner ... is person of color’
Sean Lengell / Washington Times:
Cheney: Obama endangers the nation  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday continued his verbal attack against President Obama, saying that the country is more vulnerable to a potential terrorist attack since the Obama administration took power.  —  Mr. Cheney said that administration's …
CQ Politics:
CQ Transcript: Former Vice President Cheney on CBS's ‘Face the Nation’  —  CQ Transcriptswire  —  FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DICK CHENEY  —  [*] SCHIEFFER: Today on “Face the Nation,” former Vice President Dick Cheney , and he's talking.  His old boss George Bush has left town …
John / Power Line:
Cheney on Face the Nation
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:   Cheney May Be Willing To Testify Under Oath About Torture Program
Michael J. Sniffen / Associated Press:   Cheney Backs Limbaugh Over Powell on GOP Future
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Harry, Louise and Barack  —  Is this the end for Harry and Louise?  —  Harry and Louise were the fictional couple who appeared in advertisements run by the insurance industry in 1993, fretting about what would happen if “government bureaucrats” started making health care decisions.
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Former Hospital CEO Rick Scott Leads Opposition to Obama on Health Care  —  Ads Cite Long Waits In Canada and Britain  —  The television ads that began airing last week feature horror stories from Canada and the United Kingdom: Patients who allegedly suffered long waits for surgeries …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama: Healthcare reform no ‘luxury’
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Politico
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
King Abdullah of Jordan's ultimatum: peace now or it's war next year  —  Richard Beeston and Michael Binyon in Amman  —  America is putting the final touches to a hugely ambitious peace plan for the Middle East, aimed at ending more than 60 years of conflict between Israel and the Arabs …
Discussion: Harry's Place and Israel Matzav
Richard Beeston / Times of London:
King Abdullah: ‘This is not a two-state solution, it is a 57-state solution’  —  How has the Pope's visit gone?  —  I think it's gone extremely well.  I said to His Holiness that this is the right time.  You're coming here on a spiritual pilgrimage with a message of peace …
Discussion: Power Line
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Administration Plans to Strengthen Antitrust Rules  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market dominance to elbow out competitors or to keep them from gaining market share.
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Page
Mickey Meece / New York Times:
Backlash: Women Bullying Women at Work  —  YELLING, scheming and sabotaging: all are tell-tale signs that a bully is at work, laying traps for employees at every pass.  —  During this downturn, as stress levels rise, workplace researchers say, bullies are likely to sharpen their elbows and ratchet up their attacks.
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
China Outpaces U.S. in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants  —  TIANJIN, China — China's frenetic construction of coal-fired power plants has raised worries around the world about the effect on climate change.  China now uses more coal than the United States, Europe and Japan combined …
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Joe Biesk / Associated Press:
Senate seat is talk of dinner
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