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10:25 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 …
Mary Katharine Ham / Washington Examiner:
It's already time for a ‘Dumbest theories about Times Square Bomber’ post  —  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his ignorance of the situation and the suspect to great use last night jumping to conclusions that might earn him a long-jump spot in the London Olympics if he decides not to put …
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  —  Holy Joe: … What is amazing about Lieberman' fascist proposal is that it will not work even on Lieberman's terms.  Presumably, to strip a “suspected terrorist” of his citizenship, you'll have to prove in a court of law that the suspected terrorist is actually a, you know, terrorist.
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
John Christoffersen / Associated Press:   Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled
Mary Jo Pitzl / Arizona Republic:
‘White powdery substance’ sent to Arizona governor's office
Discussion: RedState, The Hill and
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
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Ben Smith's Blog
CBS News:
Faisal Shahzad Gave Appearances of Family Man
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 …
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:
Neil Cavuto / Fox News:
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown on Obama's Response to Oil Spill  —  This is a rush transcript from “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” May 3, 2010.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  NEIL CAVUTO, ANCHOR: Almost three weeks since the slick began …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Discussion: CNN and Balloon Juice
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
DSCC capitalizes on oil spill
Discussion: CNN and Gateway Pundit
The Politico:
White House in P.R. ‘panic’ over spill
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
Aaron Blake / Ballot Box:
Former Sen. Coats survives GOP primary  —  Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has won the Republican primary for his old seat, holding off a late charge from a state senator with conservative backing.  —  Coats led state Sen. Marlin Stutzman 40-30 with 65 percent of precincts reporting.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Dan Coats wins Senate nod in Indiana, Cunningham, Marshall head to NC runoff  —  Former Sen. Dan Coats won the GOP Senate nomination in Indiana tonight in a race that had drawn significant attention from national conservative leaders.  —  Coats beat out two candidates …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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
Quinnipiac University:
Sestak Gains On Specter Among Pennsylvania Democrats, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Onorato Tops Field Of Unknowns In Governor's Primary  —  U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak is within striking distance of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, trailing the long-time incumbent 47 …
JPMorgan Chase Memo Sneers At ‘Ignorant’ Senators, ‘Time For The Grownups To Step In’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  A top executive at JPMorgan Chase told clients Monday that senators displayed “an unnerving ignorance of fundamental principles of market economics” during last week's Goldman Sachs hearing …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Through oil-fouled water, big government looks better and better  —  There is something exquisite about the moment when a conservative decides he needs more government in his life.  —  About 10:30 Monday morning, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), an ardent foe of big government …
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Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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Ian Welsh:
What is Obama?  — A man who takes care of financial …
Discussion: The Agonist
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General Motors Deceptive Advertising Challenged by Watchdog Group in FTC Filing
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Discussion: alicublog
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
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Discussion: Politics Nation and TPMDC
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Four Quick Observations About Faisal Shahzad