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10:55 PM ET, May 5, 2010


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Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Media Ignore The Fact That Man Who Alerted Police To Failed Times Square Bombing Is A Muslim Immigrant  —  The chief suspect in the case of the failed Times Square car bombing is Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, who has confessed to the plot.  Much of the media has latched onto Shahzad's Muslim faith …
CBS News:
Faisal Shahzad on Homeland Security List Since 1999  —  Posted by CBS News Investigates 4 comments - Share - - - Share - E-mail - Print - Font Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list …
New York Post:
Taliban lackey's twisted mission
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
For Justice Department, Times Square case is Christmas Day all over again
Discussion: neo-neocon
David Rogers / The Politico:
Obey won't seek reelection  —  In a major blow to Democrats, House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey announced that he will not seek reelection, saying he is “ready to turn the page” after a four-decade House career.  —  The Wisconsin Democrat faces tough poll numbers at home …
Domenico Montanaro /
WHAT OBEY'S RETIREMENT MEANS  —  From NBC's Domenico Montanaro  —  The retirement of David Obey is a blow to Democrats politically.  It puts in play for Republicans.  Though Republicans like their preferred candidate, Sean Duffy — a 37-year-old district attorney from Northern Wisconsin …
Kristi Keck / CNN:
Retiring congressman: ‘Frankly, I am bone tired’
Political Punch:
While Oil Slick Spread, Interior Department Chief of Staff Rafted with Wife on “Work-Focused” Trip in Grand Canyon  —  Though his agency was charged with coordinating the federal response to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland …
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Push for New Broadband Rules  —  WASHINGTON—In a move that will stoke a battle over the future of the Internet, the federal government plans to propose regulating broadband lines under decades-old rules designed for traditional phone networks.  —  The decision, by Federal Communications …
Josh Silver / The Huffington Post:
FCC to Restore Authority Over Net Neutrality, Broadband Service …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Eschaton
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Here's how Joe Lieberman's citizenship-stripping bill would work  —  By now you've heard that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is proposing a new law that could potentially strip Americans of their citizenship if they're involved with foreign terrorist organizations.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Schumer comes out against Lieberman's citizenship-stripping plan  —  Okay, it turns out that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) is not supporting Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman's new proposal to strip the citizenship of those who are involved with terror groups.
Discussion: TPMDC and The Hill
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Lieberman's Weird Citizenship-Stripping Proposal
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Jay Bookman
Washington Post Co. to Sell Newsweek  —  Chairman Donald E. Graham cites multi-year losses.  ‘We are exploring all options to fix that problem,’ he said.  —  Newsweek Web Exclusive  —  The Washington Post Co. announced today that it has retained Allen & Company to explore the possible sale of NEWSWEEK magazine.
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Dem Turnout Falls Off A Cliff  —  Turnout among Dem voters dropped precipitously in 3 statewide primaries on Tuesday, giving the party more evidence that their voters lack enthusiasm ahead of midterm elections.  —  In primaries in NC, IN and OH, Dems turned out at far lower rates than they have in previous comparable elections.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Republican Advantage in 2010 Voting Enthusiasm Shrinks  —  Registered voters remain divided in congressional voting preferences  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republican registered voters' enthusiasm about voting in this year's midterm elections has declined significantly in recent weeks.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Democratic voter turnout way down in primaries
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Thune: Corker breaks ranks because he ‘understands’ issues  —  In either a garbled thought or one of the great, classic gaffes, John Thune suggests that his colleague Bob Corker breaks from the party line a lot because he actually thinks about policy:  —  “I think he's a guy who's willing …
Discussion: Swampland
Ezra Klein:
The man who knew too much  —  I think John Thune's explanation …
Discussion: Free exchange
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
QUOTE OF THE DAY.... Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has shown slightly …
Discussion: The Politico
Radley Balko / Hit & Run:
Video of SWAT Raid on Missouri Family  —  In February, I wrote the following about a drug raid in Missouri: … Now there's video, which you can watch below.  It's horrifying, but I'd urge you to watch it, and to send it to the drug warriors in your life.
Trey Kerby / Yahoo! Sports:
Suns to wear ‘Los Suns’ uniforms to honor Phoenix's Latino community  —  In general, people in the sports world keep their political leanings to themselves.  Sure, there are a few guys who regularly speak out on political issues, but for the most part that's considered bad business.
Scarce / Crooks and Liars:   Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash Says On ESPN Viva “Los Suns”
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Obama biggest recipient of BP cash  —  While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they've taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.
Casey B. Mulligan / Economix:
Was It Really a Bubble?  —  Casey B. Mulligan is an economics professor at the University of Chicago.  —  Adjusted for inflation, residential property values were still higher at the end of 2009 than 10 years ago.  This fact raises the possibility that at least part of the housing boom …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid: GOP is ‘making love to Wall Street’  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Republicans Wednesday of “making love to Wall Street.”  —  Reid charged that Republicans are stalling action on a Wall Street reform bill because “they are having difficulty determining how they're …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Obama uses Cinco de Mayo to call for immigration reform, criticize Ariz. law  —  President Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to begin work on immigration reform this year.  —  In remarks at a Cinco de Mayo event at the White House, Obama said the controversial immigration law passed …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Obama calls for Congress to work now on immigration reform
Discussion: The Politico
Alan Zibel / Associated Press:
Freddie Mac seeks $10.6B in aid after 1Q loss  —  WASHINGTON - Freddie Mac is asking for $10.6 billion in additional federal aid after posting a big loss in the first three months of the year.  It's another sign that the taxpayer bill for stabilizing the housing market will keep mounting.
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Dennis Ross links Middle East peace to Iran
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
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Mike / Rortybomb:
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Discussion: The Huffington Post
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WH adviser leaves for Bloomberg News
Discussion: The Politico and The Swamp
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Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Daily Kos
Retracto / Big Journalism:
About that ‘N-Word’ Story: High Time for McClatchy To Put Up or Shut Up
Discussion: Power Line