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11:30 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.
Deseret News:
Utah GOP delegates dump Sen. Bob Bennett at state convention; Bridgewater, Lee to battle in primary  —  SALT LAKE CITY — State Republican delegates dumped U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett on Saturday, and delegates vented their anti-incumbent fervor with a long sustained cheer as his defeat was announced.
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Tea party wins victory in Utah as incumbent GOP senator loses bid for nomination  —  The national “tea party” movement toppled its first incumbent Saturday as long-serving Sen. Robert F. Bennett was defeated at the Utah Republican Party's nominating convention, the most powerful demonstration yet …
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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.
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Sen. Bennett struggles to be heard at Utah GOP convention
David Weigel / Right Now:   Sen. Bob Bennett loses nomination battle at Utah GOP convention
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Bennett Won't Appear On Senate Ballot
Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Bennett Loses Nomination Bid
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Holder: Pakistani Taliban behind attempted Times Square attack  —  The U.S. government has determined that the Taliban in Pakistan was behind an attempted car bombing last weekend in Times Square, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday.  —  “We've now developed evidence that shows …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
They Don't Report.  You Don't Have to Decide.  —  “DESPITE the major environmental disaster unfolding in the Gulf and the attempted terror attack on New York's Times Square, President Obama spent his Saturday night laughing it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner,” griped Sean Hannity of Fox News last week.
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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.
Peter Berkowitz / Weekly Standard:
Harvard Law vs. Free Inquiry  —  Dean Martha Minow flunks the test.  —  Late last month, controversy erupted at Harvard Law School after a private email written in November was leaked to the law school community.  In it, a third year student, clarifying her views after a dinner conversation …
Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
Greek Debt Woes Ripple Outward, From Asia to U.S.  —  The fear that began in Athens, raced through Europe and finally shook the stock market in the United States is now affecting the broader global economy, from the ability of Asian corporations to raise money to the outlook for money-market funds where American savers park their cash.
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Miranda defender Holder now backs changes  —  Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing the idea of modifying Miranda rights in terrorism investigations—a curious stance in light of the fervor with which Holder and other administration officials have been arguing recently that administering Miranda rights is no obstacle to such cases.
Discussion: Emptywheel
Brandon Loomis / Salt Lake Tribune:
Matheson forced into runoff election  —  Dems » Congressman said backers could be upset over health vote.  —  When the daughter of one late Democratic governor took the stage Saturday to urge delegates to oust the son of another from Congress, she made clear how extraordinary were the circumstances leading to her choice.
Tory-Lib Dem coalition threatened by secret hardline memo on Europe  —  • Draft letter by William Hague sets out tough stance on EU  —  • Leak follows leaders' ‘constructive, amicable’ meeting  —  David Cameron's hopes of forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats …
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