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12:00 AM ET, June 2, 2009


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William M. Welch / USA Today:
Recruiter shot dead outside Army office  —  A Muslim convert who said he was opposed to the U.S. military shot two soldiers outside an Arkansas recruiting station, killing one, police said Monday.  —  “This individual appears to have been upset with the military, the Army in particular …
USsoldiersgurl / KATV-TV:
One Dead, One Injured in West LR Shooting  —  Little Rock - One person is dead, another seriously injured, and a third is in custody following a double shooting in west Little Rock Monday morning.  —  Authorities say the incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. at a U.S. Army Navy Career Center inside …
1 dead, 1 hurt in recruiting office shooting  —  (CNN) — A U.S. soldier was killed and a second was wounded Monday in an apparent drive-by shooting at a recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said.  —  The second soldier's injuries were not life-threatening, said police Lt. Terry Hastings.
Michelle Malkin:
And now this: Shooting at military recruiting center; 1 dead, 1 wounded; suspect is anti-military Muslim convert  —  Scroll down for the Muslim domestic terrorist suspect, Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad...  Holy crap: A shooting at an Arkansas Army recruiting center has left one recruiter dead and one wounded.
Kyle / Right Wing Watch:
Terry Declares That Tiller “Reaped What He Sowed,” Then Asks If Someone Will Buy Him Lunch  —  Today, Randall Terry held a press conference at the National Press Club “to discuss how the pro-life movement should deal with Dr. [George] Tiller's death” and defend his statement …
Megan McArdle:
The War on The War on Abortion  —  Let me start off, in the obligatory way, by announcing that I am pro-choice.  I don't think abortions before, say, eight [months] weeks are even arguably murder.  Moreover, I don't think many other people believe it's murder, either, for all that they profess to.
New York Times:
Suspect Is Identified in Killing of Abortion Doctor  —  WICHITA, Kan. — The suspect in the fatal shooting of one of the nation's only doctors to perform late-term abortions had professed an anti-government, anti-abortion philosophy in years past, some who knew him said on Monday.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
The Campaign to Blame O'Reilly for Tiller's Death  —  Minutes after news broke yesterday that George Tiller had been murdered in Kansas, The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan declared “O'Reilly's Target Shot Dead In Church.”  Sullivan wrote that “there is a Bill O'Reilly connection” to a …
The Tiller Assassination & The Much Maligned Government Report …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
O'Reilly Responds To The Tiller Murder: 'No Backpedaling Here …
Discussion: Salon, The BRAD BLOG and Firedoglake
Megan McArdle:
A Really Long Post About Abortion and Reasoning By Historical Analogy …
Tommy Christopher / Politics Daily:
Playboy Magazine Officially Hates Women, Conservative or Otherwise  —  Over the years, “tasteful” porn dinosaur Playboy Magazine has been the subject of pop cultural debate for decades.  Is the nudity exploitation, or empowerment?  Does the magazine celebrate women, or degrade them?
Jimmie / The Sundries Shack:   I Don't Know Guy Cimbalo, but I'd Enjoy Punching Him in the Mouth.
The Huffington Post:
Cheney Offers Support For Gay Marriage  —  Dick Cheney rarely takes a position that places him at a more progressive tilt than President Obama.  But on Monday, the former vice president did just that, saying that he supports gay marriage as long as it is deemed legal by state and not federal government.
Michael Moore / Mike's Message:
Goodbye, GM Michael Moore  —  I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors.  By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled.  —  As I sit here in GM's birthplace, Flint, Michigan …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Cheney mixes up Obama, Osama  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney confused the president of the United States with the world's most-wanted terrorist in a speech on Monday.  —  Speaking at the National Press Club, Cheney answered a question as to why his administration had not caught Osama bin Laden.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Cheney: ‘Would do exactly the same’
Discussion: The Politico, Raw Story and The Note
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Minnesota Supremes Grill Coleman Lawyer On Lack Of Evidence  —  The oral arguments just finished at the Minnesota Supreme Court, in Norm Coleman's appeal of his defeat at the election trial, with Coleman's lead attorney Joe Friedberg arguing that serious constitutional issues mean …
Discussion: Wonkette and Talking Points Memo
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
GOP Has Always Been Dominated by White Voters  —  Gallup has data out suggesting that 89 percent of self-identified Republicans are white; the comparable figure among Democrats is 65 percent.  These numbers closely match those from last November's Presidential election …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
FRC spokesman calls Dr. Tiller, Dr. Killer by mistake  —  You can view this video right here by getting the latest version of Flash Player!  —  DOWNLOADS: (428)  —  PLAYS: (1264)  —  Contessa Brewer of MSNBC laid out the argument to Cathy Ruse, an FRC spokesman, who condemned the assassination …
Charles Savage / The Caucus:
Conservatives Ask Republican Senators to Filibuster on Sotomayor  —  Several years ago, when Senate Democrats were using filibusters to block confirmation votes on several of President George W. Bush's appeals court nominees, some conservatives decried the tactic as unconstitutional.
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
GOP Should Run Against the Power of the Center  —  Move to the center.  That's the advice Republicans are getting from quarters friendly and otherwise.  It seems to make a certain amount of sense.  If opinion is arrayed along a single-dimension, left-to-right spectrum and clustered …
Discussion: Jay Currie, Eunomia and Reason
Glenn Somerville / Reuters:
Geithner tells China its dollar assets are safe  —  * Dollar assets are safe, Geithner assures China  —  * Recession losing force; U.S., China must alter growth tack  —  * Backs strong dollar, calls for more flexible yuan  —  * China says cooperation can boost global confidence
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Kristol and Hume Call for Targeted Air Strikes on North Korea  —  As you probably know, a certain number of people are down-the-line pacifists.  They believe that war is wrong, no matter what the cause.  And as you've probably realized, none of them are major newspaper columnists …
Jackie Kucinich / Roll Call:
GOP Weighs Pelosi Assault  —  House Republicans, hoping to put Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) back on defense, are weighing whether to take another run at a resolution calling for an investigation into her allegations that the CIA lied to Congress about its use of enhanced interrogation techniques.
Agence France Presse:
Obama says US cannot impose its values: BBC interview  —  US President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States cannot impose its values on other countries, but argued that principles such as democracy and the rule of law were universal.  —  In an interview with the BBC ahead of a visit …
Discussion: MSNBC
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