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5:15 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
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 …
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.
Dan / Riehl World View:
The Fall-Out From Utah  —  Most media coverage on today's Utah …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Pajamas Media
David Weigel / Right Now:   Sen. Bob Bennett loses nomination battle at Utah GOP convention
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:   Bennett Third On First UT SEN Ballot
Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Bennett Loses Nomination Bid
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: New York Post, 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.
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 …
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
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
So Why Am I Already Defending Elena Kagan?
Discussion: Neptunus Lex
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 …
P.J. Gladnick /
U.S. News & World Report: ‘Why a Rising Unemployment Rate Is Good News’  —  It seems that the U.S. News & World Report is in some serious competition with the Associated Press over who can put the most positive spin on April's increase in unemployment.  So the unemployment figure rose last month from 9.7% to 9.9%?
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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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
UCLA Professor Calls For Mexican Revolution in the United States
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pelosi leads congressional delegation to Afghanistan to visit Karzai, McChrystal
Discussion: CNN
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Discussion: HeraldSun, ABC News and DAWN.COM
Liz Robbins / City Room:
Staten Island Ferry Crashes Into Dock
The New Republic:
The Crisis Comes Ashore
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Illegal Status of Army Spouses Often Leads to Snags
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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