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2:45 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.
CNN:
Ahmadinejad blasts U.S., Israel at UN
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Rep. Steve Rothman / Congress Blog:
U.S. will not permit Iran to possess nuclear weapons capability
Discussion: The Politico
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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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Schumer wants federal security funds for NYC
Discussion: The Politico
New York Post:
Times Square bombing suspect caught on tape
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and msnbc.com
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.
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Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:
Democratic Senate Primary Race in North Carolina Too Close to Call
Discussion: The Other McCain
Dayton Daily News:
Brunner says she won't campaign for Fisher if she loses Tuesday
Discussion: Daily Kos and Beltway Confidential
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
Discussion: Reuters, The White House and Don Surber
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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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sarah Palin: ‘Drill here, drill now’
Discussion: NPR and D.C. Now
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.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Torches, smashed windows - must have been a Tea Party!
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 …
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 …
Fred Barbash / The Politico:
With dissents, SCOTUS closes door  —  With two dissents, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that, for security reasons, the public will no longer be able enter the court through the majestic doors at the top of the steps beneath the inscription “Equal Justice Under Law.”
Discussion: CNN and The Note
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.”
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.
Vindicator:
Traficant will not file in 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 …
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 …
 
 
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CNN:
TRENDING: We don't tolerate racist behavior, Tea Party organizer says
Discussion: The Politico
Colby Itkowitz / Pennsylvania Ave.:
With TV ads up, PA Senate race tightening
Discussion: Politics Daily
 Earlier Items: 
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Value-added tax has some GOP backers
Discussion: RedState and Weasel Zippers
Mireya Navarro / New York Times:
Empathetic Judge in 9/11 Suits Seen by Some as Interfering
Discussion: Law Blog and Althouse
The Politico:
Ensign draws call to resign
Discussion: Iowa Independent and The Page