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11:05 AM ET, May 3, 2010

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Reuters:
Investigators hunt New York car bomb culprits  —  (Reuters) - Investigators combed through security video and other evidence on Monday in the hunt for suspects in a failed car bombing in New York's Times Square and officials expressed optimism that the culprits will be found.
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New York Post:
Times Square bombing suspect caught on tape  —  A balding, 40-something man caught on camera is the subject of an intense manhunt in connection with the botched but terrifying attempt to bomb Times Square.  —  In a chilling surveillance video released late last night, the man is seen …
Discussion: msnbc.com and JammieWearingFool
msnbc.com:
May 2: Napolitano, Salazar, Allen, Clinton, Crist, roundtable
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama vows ‘to see that justice is done’ in Times Square bomb
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Scared Monkeys
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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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Ahmadinejad likely to stir sanctions debate with address at U.N. nuke summit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Clinton in struggle for Israel's nuke secret
Discussion: Commentary and Israel Matzav
New York Times:
U.S. Is Pushing to Deter a Mideast Nuclear Race
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Page
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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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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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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John S. Marshall / Associated Press:
Calif. immigrants' rights march ends in vandalism
Discussion: The Jawa Report and protein wisdom
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.
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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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 …
Roman Polanski / La Règle du Jeu:
I can remain silent no longer!  —  Throughout my seven months since September 26, 2009, the date of my arrest at Zurich Airport, where I had landed with a view to receiving a lifetime award for my work from the representative of the Swiss Minister of Culture, I have refrained from making …
Discussion: Don Surber, The Reaction and L.A. NOW
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BBC:   Polanski: US wants me on platter
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 …
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 …
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Deflation Could Stall Efforts to Revive Greece  —  PARIS — Greece, effectively bankrupt and with a European gun to its head, committed itself to years of austerity on Sunday when it signed a financial bailout deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
From Hill to hedge funds' hired guns  —  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,” …
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.
Mireya Navarro / New York Times:
Empathetic Judge in 9/11 Suits Seen by Some as Interfering  —  Over nearly three decades as a litigator at a downtown law firm, Alvin K. Hellerstein shared a view of the World Trade Center towers with dozens of other colleagues in an office building on Maiden Lane.
Discussion: Law Blog and Althouse
The Note:
Sticky Politics: Unexpected Events Scramble Agenda, Again  —  Where do you find room to drive an agenda again?  —  Another week, another lesson in the unexpected for President Obama — with events outside (or, perhaps more dangerously, barely inside) his control driving the news.
 
 
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Value-added tax has some GOP backers
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Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
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Wall Street Journal:
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New York Times:
Some Professors Call Financial Bill Premature
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Linda Lipsen to become head of American Association for Justice
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: The Page
The Politico:
Ensign draws call to resign
Discussion: The Page
Heidi Blake / Telegraph:
Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
Discussion: Weasel Zippers