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3:35 PM ET, May 16, 2010

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Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Scientists Find Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf  —  Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots.  The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
A Heaven-Sent Rent Boy  —  OF all wars, only culture wars offer the hope of sheer, unadulterated hilarity.  Sex and hypocrisy were staples of farce long before America became a nation, and they never go out of style.  Just listen to the roaring audience at the new hit Broadway revival of the perennial …
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The Huffington Post:
Gingrich: Obama Should Withdraw Kagan Nomination  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called on President Obama to withdraw the nomination of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, calling her views anti-military and airing, for one of the first times …
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Review set for 160,000 pages on Kagan
Amira Hass / Haaretz:
Noam Chomsky denied entry into Israel  —  Left-wing linguist, who was scheduled to speak at Bir Zeit University, told by Israeli inspectors at Allenby Bridge that a reason for the refusal would be sent to the American embassy.  —  American linguist Noam Chomsky was denied entry into Israel on May 16, 2010
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Emanuel to rabbis: US ‘screwed up’  —  Exclusive: Officials deny US changing view on Israeli nuclear policy.  —  Talkbacks (82)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner on National Review Online:
You've Got to Be Kidding . . . — By: Jay Nordlinger  —  We, the United States, have been having human-rights talks with China.  Our side is apparently led by Michael Posner, an assistant secretary of state.  I will quote from an Associated Press report:
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts  —  WASHINGTON — Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
GOV. JAN BREWER DOES IT AGAIN!... Joins With Sarah Palin For Amazing Border Ad (Video)  —  Brewer-Palin '12  —  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer does it again!  —  The popular Arizona Governor released another powerful campaign ad today smacking the Obama Administration for their dereliction …
Joe Queenan / Wall Street Journal:
A Lament for the Class of 2010  —  New college graduates face a labor force that neither wants or needs them; a plum job interning at a street fair  —  A few weeks ago I ran into one of my son's oldest friends.  He had attended an Ivy League school, studying drama and music, and was now back living at home.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Marin Cogan / Politico Live's Blog:
Specter, Sestak disagree on endorsements  —  Just two days before the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak offered one more point of difference in their campaigns: whether or not they'll support the other if they don't win the race.
Discussion: CNN
Lori Weisberg / SignOnSanDiego.com:
Some in Arizona canceling trips to S.D.  —  Outrage over local censure votes may be a misunderstanding  —  San Diego tourism leaders and hoteliers fear they could lose a sizable chunk of business this summer from valued “Zonies” who are so angered by elected leaders' recent censure of Arizona …
Discussion: Townhall.com and RedState
Times of London:
Scientists forecast decades of ash clouds  —  Many more of Iceland's volcanoes seem to be stirring  —  THE Icelandic eruption that has caused misery for air travellers could be part of a surge in volcanic activity that will affect the whole of Europe for decades, scientists have warned.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
 
 
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Once boy wonder, Meacham hits a bump
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Salazar: Latest effort to stop Gulf oil leak hits snag
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Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iranian cleric wants creation of ‘Greater Iran’
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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