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10:30 PM ET, May 9, 2010

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Holder: AZ Immigration Law Not Racist  —  Attorney General Eric Holder told me the controversial new Arizona immigration law is not racist, but he remains concerned the law could lead to racial profiling.  In my “This Week” interview, Holder said, “I don't think it's racist in its motivation.
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Matt Duss / Think Progress:
Liz Cheney criticizes administration for its ‘first instinct’ to Mirandize Time Square suspect.  —  This morning, Liz Cheney criticized the Obama administration's handling of attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad as “insufficient.”  Speaking on the Fox News Sunday's panel …
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.
BBC:
‘Pakistan Taliban’ behind NY plot  —  The US has evidence the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square, Attorney General Eric Holder says.  —  Mr Holder said the militants helped to facilitate the plot, and “probably helped finance it”.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Fox News:
Lieberman: ‘System Failed’ in Lead-Up to NYC Bomb Attempt
Discussion: Hot Air
Tim Cavanaugh / Hit & Run:   Will Janet Napolitano Be Fired For Times Square Incompetence?
The Politico:
Holder says Taliban behind Times Sq. bomb, eyes change to Miranda
Discussion: CNN and Left Coast Rebel
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
White House says Pakistan Taliban behind NY bomb
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Jack Date / ABCNEWS:
Holder: Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Attack
Discussion: Main Justice
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Holder: Pakistani Taliban behind attempted Times Square attack
Agence France Presse:
Obama bemoans ‘diversions’ of IPod, Xbox era  —  HAMPTON, Virginia — US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media.
New York Times:
E.U. Offers $957 Billion Rescue Package  —  BRUSSELS - European leaders, pressured by sliding markets and doubts over their ability to act in unison, agreed on Sunday to provide a huge rescue package of nearly one trillion dollars in a sweeping effort to regain lost credibility with investors.
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Wall Street Journal:
EU Agrees to €750 Billion Bailout Plan  —  BRUSSELS—The European Union agreed an audacious €750 billion bailout plan in an effort to stanch a burgeoning sovereign debt crisis that began in Greece but now threatens the stability of financial markets world-wide.
Mark Lilla / New York Review of Books:
The Tea Party Jacobins  —  The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart  —  by Bill Bishop, with Robert G. Cushing Houghton Mifflin, 370 pp., $25.00; $15.95 (paper)  —  Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again  —  Doubleday, 213 pp., $24.95; $15.99 (paper)
Jeremy Clarkson / Times of London:
Tories and Lib Dems try to bolster markets after six hours of power-sharing talks  —  David Cameron and Nick Clegg joined forces tonight to calm jittery financial markets, putting economic stability and reduction of the deficit at the heart of their negotiations for a power-sharing deal.
Discussion: Politics Daily
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BBC:   Tory and Lib Dem talks ‘positive’
Guardian:
Tory-Lib Dem coalition threatened by secret hardline memo on Europe
John Mangels / Metro:
New analysis of 40-year-old recording of Kent State shootings reveals that Ohio Guard was given an order to prepare to fire … The Ohio National Guardsmen who fired on students and antiwar protesters at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 were given an order to prepare to shoot …
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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Deseret News:
Utah GOP delegates dump Sen. Bob Bennett at state convention …
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.
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Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
Eric Holder: Miranda Rights Should Be Modified For Terrorism Suspects
CNN:
Gates: Pentagon must cut overhead, restrain spending  —  (CNN) — The Pentagon must hold down its spending and make choices that will anger “powerful people” in an era of economic strain, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in a weekend speech in Kansas.  —  Increasing health care costs …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Gates: Cuts in Pentagon bureaucracy needed to help maintain military force
Discussion: ParaPundit and Hot Air
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
New Setback in Attempt to Contain Gulf Oil Spill  —  ROBERT, La. — The latest effort to contain the oil spill that has poured millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico encountered a setback 5,000 feet underwater, officials said Saturday, meaning oil will continue gushing into the ocean …
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
In the Gulf of Mexico, what went wrong with the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig?  —  Deepwater Horizon was true to its name.  The giant drilling rig, floating on submerged pontoons, set up shop 42 miles from land in the Gulf of Mexico.  It was an award-winning rig that epitomized …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Unfogged
 
 
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