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3:09 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Brian Chilson / ArkansasTimes:
Cops: double shooting terror act
Noah Trister / Associated Press:
Police: Recruiting center gunman targeted military
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
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 …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
O'Reilly Responds To The Tiller Murder: ‘No Backpedaling Here...Every Single Thing We Said About Tiller Was True’  —  After yesterday's brutal shooting of George Tiller, a Kansas doctor who administered abortions, many anti-choice groups quickly condemned the murder and attempted to separate themselves from the actions of the killer.
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG, Salon and Firedoglake
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Sarah Palin, like most right-wingers, doesn't get it: Abortion-clinic violence is terrorism  —  You can view this video right here by getting the latest version of Flash Player!  —  DOWNLOADS: (1088)  —  PLAYS: (3394)  —  Right-wingers have a problem admitting that there's such a thing as right-wing terrorism.
The Tiller Assassination & The Much Maligned Government Report …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
It's official: Playboy is a hate site; Update: Playboy pulled it  —  Playboy likes to claim that it prints pictures of naked women as a means to empower them.  Uh-huh.  It seems that Playboy and Hugh Hefner only like to empower women to the extent that they'll take off their clothes …
Anne Schroeder Mullins / Anne Schroeder's Blog:
Playboy 's “Top 10 Conservative Women We Hate to Love”  —  Playboy has concocted a list of GOP women they “hate to love.”  —  “So Right, It's Wrong,” they say.  —  And the list is:  —  1. Michelle Malkin  —  2. Megyn Kelly  —  3. Mary Katharine Ham  —  4. Amanda Carpenter
Michelle Malkin:
Moron of the day  —  No, the moron of the day award does not go to the Neanderthal who published a Top 10 list (now yanked from the site and replaced with a Playboy model shoving her backside at readers) of conservative women he'd like to “hatef*ck.”
Tommy Christopher / Politics Daily:
Playboy Magazine Officially Hates Women, Conservative or Otherwise
Discussion: Moe Lane
Jimmie / The Sundries Shack:
I Don't Know Guy Cimbalo, but I'd Enjoy Punching Him in the Mouth.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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.
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.
Megan McArdle:
A Really Long Post About Abortion and Reasoning By Historical Analogy …
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, The Note and Raw Story
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 …
Nancy A. Youssef / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Why'd Obama switch on detainee photos?  Maliki went ballistic  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reversed his decision to release detainee abuse photos from Iraq and Afghanistan after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki warned that Iraq would erupt into violence and that Iraqis …
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.
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Tom Tancredo Staffer Pleads Guilty to Karate-Chopping Black Woman  —  For years, conservative writer and activist Marcus Epstein has worked with the mainstream of the immigration restrictionist movement.  He wrote speeches for former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) during his presidential bid …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 and Weasel Zippers
Jerusalem Post:
‘Halting W. Bank growth unreasonable’  —  Article's topics: Binyamin Netanyahu, Settlements, FADC, Tzipi Livni  —  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized on Monday as “unreasonable” US demands to freeze all building east of the Green Line, adding that he was “still unclear” …
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