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9:30 AM ET, June 1, 2009


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Gabriel Winant / Salon:
O'Reilly's campaign against murdered doctor  —  The Fox News star had compared Tiller to a Nazi, called him a “baby killer,” and warned of “Judgment Day”  —  When his show airs tomorrow, Bill O'Reilly will most certainly decry the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday …
Michelle Malkin:
Notes on the murder of George Tiller  —  *Late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down at his church in Kansas Sunday morning in a thoroughly evil, cold-blooded act of domestic terrorism.  Yes, terrorism.  Not “extremism.”  Interesting how the t-word has been rediscovered.
Judy L. Thomas / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Suspect supported killing abortion providers, friends say  —  George Tiller's body removed from church.  —  The suspect in custody for the slaying of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller was a member of an anti-government group in the 1990s and a staunch opponent of abortion.
Little Green Footballs:
Tiller Murder Suspect Identified, Posted at Operation Rescue  —  The man arrested on suspicion of murdering Dr. George Tiller has been identified as Scott Roeder: … And Scott Roeder posted a creepy comment at the Operation Rescue website in 2007, in this topic about Dr. Tiller …
Discussion: BizzyBlog and The Daily Dish
Stan Finger / Wichita Eagle:
George Tiller shot to death at Wichita church  —  WICHITA - George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who became a national lightning rod in the debate over abortion, was shot to death this morning as he walked into church services.  —  Tiller was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church …
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Right-wing hate reacts to murder of Dr. George Tiller.  —  Earlier today, George Tiller, a Kansas doctor who administered abortions, was murdered “as he stood in the foyer of his church.”  Tiller, who frequently wore a bullet-proof vest for protection, was shot and killed by an assailant …
Attaturk / Firedoglake:
They are ‘terrorists’ … There's no point in sugar coating it, Dr. George Tiller was assassinated.  Tiller is the fourth physician to be murdered by self-identified “pro-lifers” since 1993.  And nobody can say they were surprised.  Imagine if this guy's name was Randall al-Terry:
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Shannyn Moore / The Huffington Post:
Christian Fundamentalist Terrorism.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Oh, God, not this: Tiller assassinatedMORE UPDATES:: Suspect arrested
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:   Suspect in Murder of Dr. Tiller Allegedly Member of ‘Operation Rescue’ Forum
New York Times:
Abortion Doctor Shot to Death in Church
DougJ / Balloon Juice:
From the comments  —  Commenter deekaa6 on his experiences with Dr. George Tiller:
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Hunter / Daily Kos:
Suspect Identified in Tiller Assassination
Discussion: Salon and Talking Points Memo
La Shawn / La Shawn Barber's Corner:
Child Killer George Tiller Killed
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Kansas Abortion Doctor Is Slain at His Church
Discussion: Salon
Melinda Henneberger / Politics Daily:
George Tiller's Lawyer: ‘I Never Detected Fear in Him’
Discussion: Macsmind and Exurban League
New York Times:
G.M. to Seek Bankruptcy and a New Start  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will push General Motors into bankruptcy protection on Monday, making a risky bet that by temporarily nationalizing the onetime icon of American capitalism, he can save at least a diminished automaker that is competitive.
Wall Street Journal:
New Era in Autos as GM Set for Bankruptcy  —  DETROIT — General Motors Corp. will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday, marking the humbling of an American icon that once dominated the global car industry and setting up a high-stakes gamble for U.S. taxpayers.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
The New GM: Five Political Challenges  —  The economists and business writers will evaluate the GM restructuring with authority.  From our vantage point, here are four political questions that the administration will no doubt be challenged by over the next few months.
Discussion: USA Today and Washington Wire
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Reagan Did It  —  “This bill is the most important legislation for financial institutions in the last 50 years.  It provides a long-term solution for troubled thrift institutions. ...  All in all, I think we hit the jackpot.”  So declared Ronald Reagan in 1982, as he signed the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act.
Peter Wallsten / Los Angeles Times:
GOP senators bring race issue to forefront of Sotomayor nomination  —  Republican lawmakers, toning down their initial criticisms of Limbaugh and Gingrich, who called the high court pick a racist, now question her ability to make fair decisions.  —  Reporting from Washington …
Zombie / zomblog:
Vigilante stalkers harass Professor John Yoo at his private home  —  On Thursday, May 28, the Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper published an article encouraging people to join a vigilante-style protest in front of the private home of Professor John Yoo.  The article read in part:
Discussion: protein wisdom
Kim Sengupta / The Independent:
Army fury at refusal to bolster Afghan campaign  —  Senior commanders warn British strategic alliance with United States is being put at risk  —  Britain's most senior military commanders have warned Gordon Brown that unless he sends more troops to Afghanistan Britain will lose credibility …
Discussion: The Agonist and Weasel Zippers
Missing Air France jet ‘hit by electric fault’  —  PARIS, France (CNN — An Air France plane missing over the Atlantic with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact, the airline said Monday, describing the incident as a “catastrophe.”
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