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5:35 PM ET, May 6, 2010

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George Kiriyama / NBC Bay Area:
Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees  —  Freedom of expression or cultural disrespect on Cinco de Mayo?  —  TWITTER  —  On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag.
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Zombie / Pajamas Media:
Students punished for wearing American flags on Cinco de Mayo  —  Five students at a California high school were forced to leave school and then face disciplinary action yesterday for the crime of wearing clothing printed with American flag designs.  —  If you're wondering how being patriotic …
Michelle Malkin:
Whose country is it, anyway?
KTVU-TV:
Morgan Hill Students Stir Cinco De Mayo Controversy
Lindsay Bryant / The Gilroy Dispatch:
Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts
Shawn Tully / Fortune:
Documents reveal AT&T, Verizon, others, thought about dropping employer-sponsored benefits  —  (Fortune) — The great mystery surrounding the historic health care bill is how the corporations that provide coverage for most Americans — coverage they know and prize — will react …
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CNNMoney.com:
Health care law's massive, hidden tax change  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork.  —  Section 9006 of the health care bill — just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Shocker: Major corporations may dump health insurance, pay penalties instead  —  Well, well, well.  Remember when Barack Obama said that under ObamaCare, people would keep their existing health plans and doctors?  Remember when any suggestion that companies would find it a lot less expensive …
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Let's shake it up in California!  —  I'd like to tell you about a Commonsense Conservative running for office in California this year.  She grew up in a modest home with a school teacher dad, worked her way through several colleges, and then entered an arena where few women had tread.
Miami New / Riptide 2.0:
George Rekers Is a Homosexual, Escort Says  —  Rekers allegedly named his favorite maneuver the “long stroke” — a complicated caress “across his penis, thigh... and his anus over the butt cheeks,” as the escort puts it.  “Rekers liked to be rubbed down there,” he says.
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Falls in High-Speed Drop  —  Stocks plummeted in a flashback to the panicked trading of 2008.  Selling accelerated late in the day due to a wave of automated sell orders that turned an ugly drop into full-blown market washout.  —  At its afternoon low the Dow Jones Industrial Average …
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CNBC:
Stock Selloff May Have Been Triggered by a Trader Error  —  In one of the most dizzying half-hours in stock market history, the Dow plunged nearly 1,000 points before paring those losses—all apparently due to a trader error.  —  According to multiple sources, a trader entered a “b” …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Congress, Up In Arms  —  There seems to be a strong sentiment in Congress that the only constitutional right suspected terrorists have is the right to bear arms.  —  “I think you're going too far here,” said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Dems come out swinging against GOP consumer protection measure  —  Democrats came out swinging Thursday against a Republican proposal to change consumer protection rules in the new Wall Street reform bill.  —  President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress loudly criticized an amendment …
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
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The Huffington Post:
Reid Backs Breaking Up Banks, Auditing Fed
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dem leader says GOP obstruction imperils summer break
Discussion: The Politico
New York Times:
Shahzad's Friends Describe a Growing Seriousness  —  Theirs was an arranged marriage: two well-educated children of prominent Pakistani families set up through a mutual friend.  He was the quiet one; she was the one who laughed at parties.  —  The couple in this Web photo are identified as Faisal Shahzad and Huma Mian.
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New York Times:
Fear Itself  —  There are many important and urgent questions …
Russell Berman / The Hill:   Pelosi: ‘Be very careful’ about Lieberman, Brown terror citizen bill
Jason Mattera / Human Events:
Exclusive: Rubio Clarifies Critique of Arizona Law  —  Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio got himself into hot water with conservatives when he argued that Arizona's new illegal immigration law went “too far” and could possibly turn Arizona into a “police state.”
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Fox News:
Schumer Asks Arizona to Delay Immigration Law for a Year
Discussion: The Hill and The Page
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Nashville Flood 2010: The Disaster You May Not Have Heard About  —  A great American city is currently buried under a sea of water, but you may not know much about it given all the attention media have given to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the failed car bomb attempt in New York's Times Square.
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The Live Feed | THR:
Comedy Central developing Jesus Christ cartoon  —  Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on “South Park,” yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ.  —  As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here) …
The Politico:
Rove, GOP plot vast network to reclaim power  —  The Republican Party's best-connected political operatives have quietly built a massive fundraising, organizing and advertising machine based on the model assembled by Democrats early in the decade, and with the same ambitious goal — to recapture Congress and the White House.
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
General election 2010: results - live!  —  Follow all the latest exit polls and election results from across the UK with Andrew Sparrow  —  10.13pm: Lord Mandelson has just been on Radio 4 saying that Brown would have the right to try to form a government if no party achieves a majority.
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Anthony Wells / UK Polling Report:
About tonight's exit poll
The ChamberPost:
Truth is the First Casualty of Kos  —  Last Friday Markos Moulitsas, the Kos in DailyKos, put up a fundraising post titled “AR-Sen: Hell to Pay: Chamber-backed group runs racist ad against Bill Halter.”  After displaying the ad the bulk of the post starts with “The group running this ad is funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...”
Discussion: Moe Lane and Ben Smith's Blog
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Poison Penn  —  One fact that has grown increasingly clear over the last two years is that the Democratic Party dodged a bullet by not nominating or electing a presidential candidate whose chief political adviser is Mark Penn.  In today's Washington Post op-ed, Penn once again displays …
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Beth Reinhard / MiamiHerald.com:
Poll: Charlie Crist holds lead in U.S. Senate race — for now  —  Gov. Charlie Crist holds an early lead as an independent candidate in the U.S. Senate race, but his edge is a “proverbial house of cards,” according to a new poll, because support from Democratic and black voters is unlikely to hold up through the Nov. 2 election.
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Greek Debt Crisis On Verge Of ‘Going Global’: Pimco's El-Erian  —  Problems with Greek debt are about to spread to other countries and could infect the US unless the nation tackles its own mounting problems, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.  —  About an hour or so after El-Erian spoke …
The Onion:
Supreme Court Upholds Freedom Of Speech In Obscenity-Filled Ruling  —  WASHINGTON—In a decisive and vulgar 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court once again upheld the constitution's First Amendment this week, calling the freedom of expression among the most “inalienable and important rights that a motherf**ker can have.”
David Catanese / The Politico:
Dem chair: Sestak win ‘cataclysmic’  —  The chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued a severe warning to members of his party this week, declaring that nominating Rep. Joe Sestak over Sen. Arlen Specter could have “cataclysmic” consequences for the Senate campaign this fall.
Genaro C. Armas / Associated Press:
Dems fear losing four-decade grip on Pa. seat  —  JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — In what was the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha's western Pennsylvania district — reachable through John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport or John P. Murtha Highway — Democrats watch nervously, hoping his former top aide can hold on to the House seat.
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
They're Calling It the “TEA” Act.  —  Legal experts, including former State Department Legal Adviser John Bellinger, have already slammed Sen. Joe Lieberman's proposal to strip citizenship from American citizens accused of being involved with a foreign terrorist organization.
David Weigel / Right Now:
A people's history of ‘teabag’  —  The Week and Tommy Christopher do the hard and amusing work of figuring out how and when the term “teabag” first surfaced in our political parlance and how and when it became an insult.  (One activist I talked to yesterday compared it to the “n-word.")
 
 
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Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Mikulski presses for more NSA web powers
Discussion: Main Justice
PZ Myers / Pharyngula:
Whatever happened to “first, do no harm”?
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Ranking Those 99 House Races By Degree of Difficulty for GOP Challengers
Discussion: Newsbroke
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Surveillance Over the Federal Reserve: On the Sanders Amendment …
Center for American Progress:
Questioning the Conventional Wisdom on a Middle East Nuclear Arms Race
Ezra Klein:
How the filibuster destroys accountability
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
More children are being born to women over 35 than to teens, Pew study finds
David Gelernter / Weekly Standard:
See No Evil  —  Daniel Pipes is one of several commentators …
Discussion: National Review
 Earlier Items: 
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
Khadr Was Told a ‘Fictitious Story’ About a Young Afghan Being Raped and Killed
Discussion: Emptywheel and The Daily Dish
Maura Johnston / The Awl:
Long Island Newspaper Gets Only The “Sexist And Racist” …
Washington Times:
Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak
Discussion: Emptywheel
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Obama gets weekly tutorials in terrorism
Jack Brammer / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Kentucky Poll: Paul holds commanding lead; Mongiardo ahead