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11:10 PM ET, May 4, 2010


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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
McCain: ‘Serious mistake’ if car bombing suspect was Mirandized  —  It would have been a serious mistake to have read the suspect in the attempted Times Square car bombing his Miranda rights, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday.  —  McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee …
The Huffington Post:
Faisal Shahzad Arrest: Lieberman Proposes Taking Away Citizenship Of Suspected Terrorists  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  In arguing against the reading of Miranda rights to terrorism suspects or affording them other constitutional protections, opponents of civil liberties run …
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
MSNBC's Brewer: I'm Sorry Terror Suspect Has Islamic Ties  —  BREW-ING CONTEMPT  —  MSNBC Blabbermouth Upset Terrorist Isn't Homegrown  —  *** MORE AT NEWSBUSTERS, HOT AIR, JAWA REPORT, MEMEORANDUM ***  —  So much for the white male “tea partier” fantasy our left-wing state run media friends …
New York Times:
Times Sq.  Bomb Suspect Was a Suburban Father  —  They took their places in the wood-paneled courtroom, 58 people from 32 countries.  They listened as a federal magistrate banged the gavel and said it was “a wonderful day for the United States”— the day they would become Americans.
John Christoffersen / Associated Press:
Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled  —  BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where he came from a wealthy family.  He earned an MBA.  He had a well-educated wife …
Scott Whitlock /
MSNBC's Contessa Brewer ‘Frustrated’ That Times Square Bomber Is a Muslim  —  MSNBC host Contessa Brewer appeared on the liberal Stephanie Miller radio show on Tuesday and lamented the fact that the person arrested for the attempted Times Square bombing is a Pakistani American.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Joe Lieberman's Fascist Solution To Terrorism
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Dan / Riehl World View:
Source: Terrorist Faisal Shahzad Was Anti-Bush, Anti-War
Discussion: Gateway Pundit, Nice Deb and Wizbang
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
MS-NBC anchor: I'm so bummed that Shahzad wasn't a Tea Partier
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Cellphone led to Times Square arrest
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
Their Terrorism Problem — And Ours — By: Jonah Goldberg
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Contessa Brewer's Very Bad Day, Or Why Couldn't Faisal Shahzad Be a Methodist?
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
Mike Riggs / The Daily Caller:
Liberals accuse Tea Partiers of role in failed Times Square car bomb attack
Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with “rent boy”  —  The pictures on the profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin.  The profile touts his “smooth, sweet, tight ass” and “perfectly built 8 inch cock …
Dan Savage / The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper:
Is Every Right-Wing, Anti-Gay Christian Bigot Sucking Off Rent Boys?  —  We've got another one, gang, and he's a doozy: … Rekers, as Joe Jervis points out, is the co-founder of the wildly anti-gay Family Research Council and a member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality …
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Dr. George Rekers, Patron Of Male Prostitutes, Responds To Me On Facebook  —  NARTH and Family Research Council co-founder Dr. George Rekers has responded to my inquiry about where to find the hottest male prostitutes.  After the above, he continues: … Oh, well that explains EVERYTHING!
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Meet Geo, The Male Prostitute Hired By NARTH Member & Family Research Council Co-Founder Dr. George Rekers  —  I was going to withhold the identity of the male prostitute hired by Dr. George Rekers, the virulently anti-gay NARTH board member and Family Research Council co-founder.
Associated Press:
‘Los Suns’ jerseys set for Cinco de Mayo  —  PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, “to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation.”
Seth Pollack / Bright Side Of The Sun:
Steve Nash Calls Arizona Immigration Bill “Very Misguided”  —  Steve Nash wearing the Los Suns jersey.  —  View full size photo »  —  In an extremely bold move, the Phoenix Suns as an organization made a strong political statement in opposition to the recent Arizona immigration bill.
Paul Coro / Arizona Republic:   Phoenix to wear ‘Los Suns’ jerseys for Game 2 vs. Spurs
Political Punch:
President Obama: GOP Opposition to Stimulus ‘Helped to Create the Tea-Baggers’  —  Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Defending David Brooks From Brad DeLong's Smears  —  David Brooks has a Moynihanish column in which he says people overrate policy and underestimate the role of culture in determining outcomes.  “The influence of politics and policy,” he writes “is usually swamped by the influence of culture …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Washington Post or Huffington Post?  —  The once-cautious Washington Post has begun to invest heavily in the liberal blogosphere, transforming its online presence - a combination of accident and design - into a competitor of the Huffington Post and TalkingPointsMemo as much as the New York Times.
Shaminder Dulai / Houston Chronicle:
Suspicious luggage incident at Bush Airport cleared  —  Authorities have given the “all clear” after investigating this afternooon a suspicious piece of luggage coming off an international flight at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  —  Despite initial reports of an explosion …
Discussion: MyFox Houston and The Jawa Report
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races  —  Among the many reverberations of President Obama's election, here is one he probably never anticipated: at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge since Reconstruction, according to party officials.
David Kenner / FP Passport:
Mr. Cheney goes to Riyadh — mysteriously  —  In a move that is sure to set conspiracy theorists aflutter, former Vice President Dick Cheney popped up yesterday in Saudi Arabia, where he met with King Abdullah.  Accompanying him was former State Department diplomat and its top translator …
Henry Farrell / Washington Monthly:
Reading Milton Friedman in Dublin  —  Ireland's politicians spent the '90s and ‘00s imitating the United States’ devotion to unfettered free markets.  Unfortunately for the Irish, they succeeded.  —  When I first came to the United States from Ireland in the early 1990s …
Discussion: Mother Jones and Matthew Yglesias
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Coats, Fisher win; NC-Senate to runoff
Discussion: The Eye and The Other McCain
Aaron Blake / Ballot Box:
Former Sen. Coats survives GOP primary
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Budget Hawk John Spratt and the “Grand Bargain” on Social Security
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Ian Welsh:
What is Obama?  — A man who takes care of financial …
Discussion: The Agonist
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
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