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3:45 AM ET, May 10, 2010

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msnbc.com:
NBC: Obama to name Kagan for high court  —  Kagan, 50, is currently solicitor general; would be court's third woman  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will nominate U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, NBC News' Pete Williams reported late Sunday night.
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Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Where We Go From Here  —  The Administration plans to identify its nominee in “guidance” at 7:20 tomorrow morning, with a formal announcement by the President at 10 a.m.  —  If the nominee is Elena Kagan, then Mike Allen of Politico will go down as the reporter with the best information on the Administration's thinking, bar none.
New York Times:
Obama Is Said to Choose Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court  —  President Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the nation's 112th justice, Democrats close to the White House said Sunday.
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
AP: Obama Taps Elena Kagan for Supreme Court  —  Associated Press Reporting Solicitor General Kagan to Be Fourth Woman Nominated to Supreme Court  —  President Obama has selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the Associated Press.
Discussion: The Swamp and American Power
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Night Beat: Kagan It Is  —  At 11:00 a.m. ET, President Obama will introduce his solicitor general, Elena Kagan, as his choice for associate justice of the Supreme Court.  The pro-forma criticism will come from the right; the more interesting response will be from the left …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama picks Kagan for Court  —  President Barack Obama will announce Monday that he has selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his second nominee to the Supreme Court, according to an administration official.  —  If confirmed, the former Harvard Law School dean would be the first justice …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
David Lat / Above the Law:
More Clues That It Will Be KaganJudge Wood was notified tonight that she's not the nominee.  —  Tomorrow President Obama will officially announce his nomination of Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School dean, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
THE SKINNY ON ELENA KAGAN
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy and Mediaite
CBS News:
Obama to Nominate Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
Discussion: Associated Press
Tim Cavanaugh / Hit & Run:
Will Janet Napolitano Be Fired For Times Square Incompetence?  —  Attorney General Eric Holder tells Jake Tapper this morning that alleged Times Square bombing screwup Faisal Shahzad was facilitated, financed and working under the direction of the Pakistani Taliban.
Discussion: Nice Deb and alicublog
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BBC:
‘Pakistan Taliban’ behind NY plot
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Fox News:
Lieberman: ‘System Failed’ in Lead-Up to NYC Bomb Attempt
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
E.U. Details $957 Billion Rescue Package  —  BRUSSELS — European leaders, pressured by sliding markets and doubts over their ability to act decisively, agreed on Monday to provide a huge rescue package of nearly $1 trillion in a sweeping effort to combat the debt crisis that has engulfed Europe and threatened markets around the world.
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Bloomberg:
EU Preps $645 Billion Fund to Fight ‘Wolfpack,’ Debt Crisis  —  European Union finance ministers moved toward agreement on an unprecedented loan package worth at least $645 billion to prevent Greece's fiscal woes from triggering a broader sovereign-debt crisis and shattering confidence in the euro.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Wall Street Journal:
World Races to Avert Crisis in Europe
Alvin McEwen / The Huffington Post:
Religious right can lie about gay community without George Rekers  —  While George Rekers has pretty much destroyed his own credibility as an “expert” on the lgbt community, religious right groups who utilized his studies probably aren' t worried about losing him as a resource.
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.
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’
 
 
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Roger Boyes / Times of London:
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Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
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