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12:20 AM ET, May 9, 2010


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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Utah Sen. Bob Bennett loses convention fight  —  Utah Sen. Bob Bennett lost his bid to be nominated for a fourth term Saturday, defeated at the state Republican Party convention amid a strong conservative sentiment that threatens to unseat other establishment-backed Republicans in the months to come.
Brock Vergakis / Associated Press:
US Sen. Bob Bennett ousted at Utah GOP convention  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah has lost his bid to serve a fourth term after failing to advance past the GOP state convention.  —  Attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater are the remaining Republican candidates after Saturday's vote.
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Sen. Bennett struggles to be heard at Utah GOP convention  —  Utah Sen. Bob Bennett (R) made his final pitch to delegates at the state party convention in Salt Lake City Saturday.  There was just one problem — almost no one could hear him.  —  Bennett was the only candidate without …
Discussion: Deseret News and CNN
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Bennett Won't Appear On Senate Ballot  —  Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) has lost the battle for a fourth term in office after delegates to the UT GOP convention refused to renominate him on Saturday, a highly-placed source with knowledge of the vote count tells Hotline OnCall.
David Catanese / The Politico:
Sen. Bennett loses GOP nomination  —  SALT LAKE CITY- Sen. Robert Bennett lost his party's nomination during the second round of voting at the GOP state convention Saturday, marking the fall of the first incumbent this volatile midterm election cycle.  —  Bennett finished in third place …
Dan / Riehl World View:
The Fall-Out From Utah  —  Most media coverage on today's Utah voting talks about a message being sent to incumbents.  I agree, though unlike some in the DC media, I think, all in all, it's a good message, not a bad one.  —  People shouldn't think they're getting a job for life once elected.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Bennett out; GOP delegates reject 18-year Senate veteran  —  GOP Convention » Bridgewater, Lee go to primary after GOP knocks out incumbent senator.  —  Three-term Sen. Bob Bennett was driven from office Saturday by anti-incumbency rage and hostility toward Washington, becoming the first victim of the rising discontent.
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:   Bennett Third On First UT SEN Ballot
David Weigel / Right Now:
Sen. Bob Bennett loses nomination battle at Utah GOP convention
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Brad / Wonk Room:
Breaking: BP Effort To Use Dome To Contain Oil Disaster Fails  —  The Wonk Room has completed its live blogging from the Gulf Coast.  —  Efforts to contain the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher with a 100-ton, four-story concrete-and-steel box have failed, BP officials announced.
Discussion: CNN and Climate Progress
Associated Press:
Obama oil response: aggressive as crisis unfolded  —  WASHINGTON — It was a two-day trip to the Midwest to talk about jobs and clean energy.  President Barack Obama didn't mention the drama unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, where oil was gushing from a broken well pipe a mile beneath the sea.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
The BP Oil Spill's Toll On Gulf Coast Wildlife: ‘All Bets Are Off’
Discussion: WWL-TV, The Impolitic and Wonk Room
Press Association:   Methane bubble blamed for oil spill
The Huffington Post:
Elena Kagan's Goldman Sachs Ties Brought Up Again  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Just days before the president is expected to announce his choice for the Supreme Court, the perceived front-runner for that post is being plagued by a story that actually broke in March 2009.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
So Why Am I Already Defending Elena Kagan?
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Dick Morris: Huge Republican Gains are Going to All But do Away With Public Education  —  Greta Van Susteren allows toe sucker Dick Morris to relay his wet dream about massive Republican victories in November which end up in dismantling our public education system in favor of charter schools …
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
U.S. Urges Swift Action in Pakistan After Failed Times Square Bombing  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Obama administration has delivered new and stiff warnings to Pakistan after the failed Times Square car bombing that it must urgently move against the nexus of Islamic militancy …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Left and Economics  —  According to Zeljka Buturovic and Dan Klein, people who self-identify as “progressive” have low levels of economic knowledge whereas those who self-identify as “libertarian” or “very conservative” rank very highly.  For reasons suggested by Tyler Cowen, I think that conclusion is nonsense.
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Gates: Military spending should be subjected to harsher scrutiny  —  Defense Secretary Robert Gates is warning Congress and the Pentagon brass that military spending must receive harsh scrutiny in the face of the nation's tough economic times and large deficit.
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Obama says health care law already helps millions  —  WASHINGTON - The new health care law already is helping millions of people through tax breaks for small businesses and assistance for families with young adults, President Barack Obama said Saturday.  —  In his weekly radio and Internet address …
Jesse Lee / White Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: Health Reform Starts to Kick In
Discussion: The Politico and Politics Daily
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