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2:45 PM ET, May 30, 2009

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State Journal Register:
Ted Rall: It's increasingly evident that Obama should resign  —  MIAMI — We expected broken promises.  But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama's inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory.
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
If Obama's lost Ted Rall . . .  . . . he's lost un-America: … (Via Memeorandum.)  You might also want to read this: … Of course, if Ted Rall becomes an ex-Democrat, he'll likely end up Green, but a complete 180 from far Left to far Right is not unimaginable.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Moe Lane
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Judge Sotomayor and Race — Results from the Full Data Set  —  I've now completed the study of every one of Judge Sotomayor's race-related cases that I mention in the post below.  I'll write more in the morning about particular cases, but here is what the data shows in sum:
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The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Calls for Thorough and Timely Confirmation for Judge Sonia Sotomayor  —  WASHINGTON - In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called for a rigorous, principled and swift confirmation for his Supreme Court nominee, Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
Discussion: Politics Daily and Alex Conant
Megan McArdle:
The Problem of Affirmative Action
Discussion: TigerHawk and PoliBlog
Sharon Theimer / Associated Press:
SPIN METER: Sotomayor has conflicting images
Discussion: No Sheeples Here!
The Huffington Post:
GOP Hispanic Strategists Stunned, Outraged By Sotomayor Attacks  —  Top-ranking Republican strategists who specialize in Hispanic outreach say they are outraged, disturbed and concerned by the type of reception Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court has received from conservative activists.
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Margery Eagan / Boston Herald:
Men in throes of Supreme panic
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
White House moves to restrict criticism of stimulus projects  —  A new White House policy on permissible lobbying on economic recovery and stimulus project has taken a decidedly anti-First Amendment turn.  It's a classic illustration of Big Government trying to control every aspect …
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The White House:
Update on Recovery Act Lobbying Rules: New Limits on Special Interest Influence  —  Another update from Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, in the spirit of transparency as always:  —  I am writing with an update on the President's March 20 …
Jim Myers / Tulsa World:
U.S. Rep. John Sullivan checks in to Betty Ford clinic  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Sullivan, who has spoken openly about former problems with drinking, announced Friday that he has checked himself into a treatment center to seek help for his alcohol addiction.
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Uighurs: Sometimes, the Obama Friday Night Bad News Dump Is Bad for the Left  —  The Obama Justice Department told the Supreme Court this evening that the Uighurs have no right to be released into the United States.  The Uighurs, Chinese Muslim detainees held at Guantanamo Bay …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush-Clinton Policy Talk Strikes a Congenial Tone  —  TORONTO — Former President Bill Clinton really misses the presidency.  “All of a sudden nobody plays a song,” he told an audience here on Friday, referring to “Hail to the Chief,” the anthem played at presidential events.
Discussion: The Swamp and Economist's View
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Michael James / The Note:
Presidents Bush, Clinton Team Up in Toronto; Clinton Says His View …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
CNN:
Gates: Nuclear-armed N. Korea not acceptable  —  (CNN) — The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference.  —  “We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction …
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Commentary
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Gabriel Sherman / The New Republic:
Plan of Attack  —  Bob Woodward versus the White House.  —  In early May, White House Counsel Greg Craig circulated a memo inside the West Wing.  Part of a series of memos on protocol, it explained how to deal with writers researching books and articles on the White House.
Niall Ferguson / Financial Times:
How economists can misunderstand the crisis  —  On Wednesday last week, yields on 10-year US Treasuries - generally seen as the benchmark for long-term interest rates - rose above 3.73 per cent.  Once upon a time that would have been considered rather low.  But the financial crisis has changed …
Discussion: The New Republic
 
 
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Michael Rubin / The Corner:
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