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11:15 AM ET, May 2, 2010

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New York Times:
Police Find Car Bomb in Times Square  —  A crude car bomb of propane, gasoline and fireworks was discovered in a smoking Nissan Pathfinder in the heart of Times Square on Saturday evening, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers on a warm and busy night.
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WCBS-TV:
Police Check Times Square Cameras After Car Bomb  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― Police said an SUV found parked on 45th Street was loaded with explosives, smoking and moments from blowing up when an alert t-shirt vendor noticed something wasn't right and alerted a mounted police officer.
Michael S. Schmidt / City Room:
T-Shirt Vendor Takes On New Persona: Reluctant Hero of Times Square  —  About 12 hours had passed since a T-shirt vendor in Times Square had alerted police to a suspicious S.U.V. that was packed with a bomb.  But by 7 a.m. Sunday, with the S.U.V. towed away and the streets safe and reopened …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Telegraph:
Times Square car bomb: police investigate South Park link  —  Police in New York are investigating whether a car bomb in Times Square was targeted on the makers of South Park over a controversial depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.  —  The device, which failed to detonate …
Discussion: Clusterstock and JammieWearingFool
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Attempted car bomb in Times Square?  Update: “Moments from blowing up”  —  I'm reluctant to raise the alarm before the NYPD's finished its investigation, but this makes me nervous: … What makes me nervous is the use of propane.  Remember that London bombing plot three years ago …
Discussion: New York Post and Mediaite
Richard Esposito / ABCNEWS:
NYC's Times Square Evacuated in Bomb Scare  —  SUV Was on Fire in Tourist Area; Bomb Squad Called In  —  The incident in New York City's Times Square that began with a suspicious vehicle appears to have developed into a real threat from a fire bomb, according to police.
msnbc.com:
Crude car bomb found in Times Square  —  msnbc.com staff and news service reports  —  NEW YORK - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday that authorities were recovering evidence from the car bomb discovered in New York's Time Square.
Wall Street Journal:
Times Square Reopens After Bomb Scare
Nick Allen / Telegraph:
Times Square car bomb was act of terrorism
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
W.H. C'spondents: Humor birthing room  —  President Barack Obama's approval ratings may be down among the American public.  At least, he said before a black-tie dinner crowd in Washington, he remains popular in “the country of my birth.”  —  That's the way the laugh-lines …
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Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Obama Kills At WHCD: ‘Approval Ratings Are High In Country Of My Birth’ (VIDEO)  —  Well if his day job doesn't end up working out President Barack Obama may have a comedy career to fall back on.  Obama addressed the star-studded crowd (for Washington, anyway) at the White House Correspondents dinner tonight …
CNN:
Celebs, politicos join for night of comedy
Discussion: The Confluence
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Immigration Advocates Rally for Change  —  WASHINGTON — In protests fueled by anger over a tough anti-illegal immigrant law in Arizona, tens of thousands of demonstrators joined marches and rallies Saturday in cities across the country, calling on Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
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Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
LAPD estimate crowd at immigrant rights rally is about half …
Discussion: Nice Deb
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Rep. Gutierrez arrested outside of White House in immigration protest
Discussion: CNN, The Page and Ben Smith's Blog
Felix Salmon:
Blaming Rubin  —  My commenters are pretty unanimous that I shouldn't have published yesterday's post on Bob Rubin.  So I'll not mention the subject again, and leave that debate to the comments of that post.  For there's more than enough Rubin debate to go around, especially now that Jacob Weisberg …
Discussion: Slate and The Sideshow
Julian Walker / Virginian-Pilot:
Cuccinelli opts for more modest state seal  —  Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently isn't fond of wardrobe malfunctions, even when Virginia's state seal is involved.  —  The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus, or virtue, wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, her left breast exposed.
 
 
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