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9:30 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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: The Politico, Deseret News and CNN
Dan / Riehl World View:
The Fall-Out From Utah  —  Most media coverage on today's Utah …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Pajamas Media
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Bennett Won't Appear On Senate Ballot
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
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.
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.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
The BP Oil Spill's Toll On Gulf Coast Wildlife: ‘All Bets Are Off’
Discussion: WWL-TV and The Impolitic
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.
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
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.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
They Don't Report. You Don't Have to Decide.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
P.J. Gladnick /
U.S. News & World Report: ‘Why a Rising Unemployment Rate Is Good News’
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
LA Teacher Calls For Mexican Revolution in the United States
Rasmussen Reports:
55% of Colorado Voters Favor Immigration Law Like Arizona's
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Male Robber Wearing Burka Sparks Debate in Australia Over Banning the Burka
Discussion: HeraldSun, ABC News and DAWN.COM
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Obama says health care law already helps millions
Liz Robbins / City Room:
Staten Island Ferry Crashes Into Dock