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12:20 PM ET, May 3, 2010

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John Bolton / Wall Street Journal:
Get Ready for a Nuclear Iran  —  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and others will surely follow suit.  —  Negotiations grind on toward a fourth U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran's nuclear weapons program, even as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York to address …
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Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Clinton in struggle for Israel's nuke secret  —  Iran to defend buildup; Egypt wants new pact  —  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will try this week at the United Nations to keep the worst-kept secret in the Middle East: Israel's status as a nuclear power.
Discussion: Commentary and Israel Matzav
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Ahmadinejad likely to stir sanctions debate with address at U.N. nuke summit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
New York Times:
U.S. Is Pushing to Deter a Mideast Nuclear Race
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Page
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Owner of Explosives-Packed Nissan Found in Times Square Is Located  —  PERSON OF INTEREST The police were examining this video of an unidentified man walking away from West 45th Street.  More Photos »  —  The police and F.B.I. investigators have tracked down the owner …
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New York Post:
Times Square bombing suspect caught on tape
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and msnbc.com
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
For Obama, a changed tone in presidential humor  —  Barack Obama, the Insult Comic President, was up to his old shtick Saturday night.  —  Breaking with presidential punch line tradition for the second consecutive year, Obama dropped zinger after zinger on his opponents and allies alike …
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Miriam Jordan / Wall Street Journal:
Conservative Latinos Rethink Party Ties  —  Adam Bustos, a third-generation Mexican-American, has voted Republican since Ronald Reagan ran for president.  But he has been reconsidering his party affiliation since Arizona State Gov. Jan Brewer signed the nation's toughest immigration law last month.
Alia Wilson / Mercury News:
Riot breaks out in downtown Santa Cruz; windows broken on dozens of businesses, porch of cafe set on fire  —  SANTA CRUZ - A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
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Markk II Studios:
Gulf of Mexico - “Oil Slickonomics”  —  2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 303, Sarasota, FL 34236  —  614 Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360-8007  —  “At its current leak rate of 5,000 barrels of oil per day, the spill could surpass the size of the 1969 Santa Barbara spill by next week.
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Sajjad Tarakzai / Agence France Presse:
Pakistan Taliban leader threatens US cities  —  ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has vowed to attack major US cities in two purported new videos released months after his reported killing in a US missile strike.  —  Mehsud threatened to retaliate …
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Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Rep. Gene Taylor: Oil Spill Not So Bad, Looks Like Chocolate Milk  —  Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor says the oil spill isn't so bad after all.  During an interview with WLOX-TV Biloxi, Taylor says oil tends to “break up naturally” and referred to it as a “chocolate milk-looking spill.”
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Donna Melton / Sun Herald:
Taylor expects spill to break up naturally
Quinnipiac University:
Fisher Has 20-Point Lead In Ohio Dem Senate Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Many Still Undecided Or Might Change Mind  —  Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher holds a 43 - 23 percent likely voter lead over Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in Tuesday's Democratic primary race for the U.S. Senate …
George Talbot / Breaking News from the Press-Register:
BP told to stop circulating settlement agreements with coastal Alabamians  —  Alabama Attorney General Troy King said tonight that he has told representatives of BP Plc. that they should stop circulating settlement agreements among coastal Alabamians.  —  The agreements, King said …
Michael Smith / Times of London:
Hotshot sniper in one-and-a-half mile double kill  —  A BRITISH Army sniper has set a new sharpshooting distance record by killing two Taliban machinegunners in Afghanistan from more than 1 miles away.  —  Craig Harrison, a member of the Household Cavalry, killed the insurgents with consecutive shots …
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Hedge funds get ‘free ride’  —  Wall Street has taken its lumps in Washington recently and Goldman Sachs has become everyone's whipping boy, but hedge funds and private equity firms have escaped relatively unscathed.  —  “There's no question they've gotten a free ride,” said Robert Weissman …
Rep. Alan Grayson / The Huffington Post:
Who Got Our $1,000,000,000,000?  —  Last year, I asked the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board who received $1 trillion in funds that the Fed handed out to domestic banks and financial institutions.  He said, essentially, “I'm not going to tell you.”
Vindicator:
Will Traficant file in BOTH the 17th and the 6th?  —  Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. filed nominating petitions today as an independent candidate for the 17th Congressional District on a platform of repealing the 16th Amendment.  —  After filing his petitions in the 17th District …
Discussion: The Hill, TPMDC and Ballot Access News
Aaron Blake / Ballot Box:
Top of the ballot: Expectations rise for GOP in specials; Dobson switches endorsement in Kentucky  —  TOP OF THE BALLOT: Expectations creep up on Republicans in Hawaii and Pennsylvania; Dobson switches endorsement in Kentucky; and a DSCC recruit hopes to force runoff in North Carolina.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
Personal Income and Outlays, March 2010  —  Personal income increased $36.0 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $32.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $58.6 billion, or 0.6 percent.
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Recent high court cases revive debate on judicial activism  —  Sometimes, like a spouse, a Supreme Court justice will hold onto the words of another just so he can throw them back in the future.  —  So it was last week, in the court's splintered decision that gave hope to supporters …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Quote For The Day  —  “If you're someone who only reads the editorial page of The New York Times, try glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in awhile.  If you're a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website.
 
 
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Pelosi makes history, and enemies, as an effective House speaker
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Value-added tax has some GOP backers
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
Big Paydays for Chiefs of Top Media Companies
Wall Street Journal:
Goldman Probe Shows Toxic Magnification
Discussion: The Big Picture, Wonk Room and DealBook
 Earlier Items: 
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Mireya Navarro / New York Times:
Empathetic Judge in 9/11 Suits Seen by Some as Interfering
Discussion: Law Blog and Althouse
The Note:
Sticky Politics: Unexpected Events Scramble Agenda, Again
Dennis Prager / Real Clear Politics:
Why Left Talks About ‘White’ Tea Parties
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Scott Brown backs Hawaii, Pennsylvania Republicans in House special elections
The Politico:
Ensign draws call to resign
Discussion: The Page