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9:35 PM ET, May 16, 2010

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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 …
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Marin Cogan / Politico Live's Blog:
McConnell attacks Kagan over Citizens United  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tried a new line of attack against the president's high court nominee Sunday, asserting that she has been supportive of banning pamphlets and other campaign literature.  —  “Solicitor Kagan's office …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Top Republican Says Kagan ‘Violated the Law’  —  Cites Harvard Military Recruiting Spat When Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Was Law School Dean  —  Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told ABC News' “This Week” that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan …
Discussion: Washington Post
Kendra Marr / The Politico:
Kyl: GOP won't filibuster Kagan
msnbc.com:
May 16: McConnell, Schumer, roundtable
Discussion: The Hill, NewsReal Blog and Althouse
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Review set for 160,000 pages on Kagan
Discussion: CNN and Booman Tribune
CNN:
7-year-old killed in Detroit police raid  —  (CNN) — Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed “profound sorrow” at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid.  —  Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation …
Discussion: The Agitator and Balloon Juice
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 …
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Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
Tube Offers a ‘Limited Success’ in Oil Leak, BP Says  —  NEW ORLEANS, La. — An experimental attempt to stop an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico experienced some limited success over the weekend, BP announced Sunday afternoon.  —  Engineers successfully inserted a tube into the damaged riser pipe …
Fox News:
BP Hopeful About Latest Oil Siphon Attempt
Discussion: CNN and Michelle Malkin
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: The greatest political ad ever?  —  It's not the greatest ad ever.  If he had roped a calf or branded a steer or something, then it would have been the greatest ad ever.  I watched it twice before googling around to see if it was some sort of stunt candidacy or “Funny or Die” parody.  Nope.
Scarce / Crooks and Liars:
Glenn Beck delivers commencement address at Liberty Univ.  —  Here is the first 7 min of Beck's rambling and disjointed address yesterday.  Apologies for the video quality as it was recorded off the tv screen itself, by a fan of Beck I assume.  —  The Lynchburg News & Advance describes the spectacle as so:
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
Dick Cheney / Orange County Register:
Whitman stronger Republican candidate … I am proud to endorse Meg Whitman to be the next governor of California.  Meg has the conservative values, leadership skills and vision to reform state government and usher in an era of strong economic growth and prosperity.  —  There is a lot at stake in this election.
Discussion: The Hill and The Note
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Newt Gingrich says President Obama is Nazi-Commie “threat to our way of life.”  —  Will Howard Kurtz ask Chris Wallace why FOX News decided to make Newt Gingrich's new book their number one segment of the day?  Then they followed it up by interviewing Laura Bush and proceeded into their wingnut panel discussion.
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
 
 
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Lori Weisberg / SignOnSanDiego.com:
Some in Arizona canceling trips to S.D.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and RedState
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Once boy wonder, Meacham hits a bump
Discussion: Balloon Juice and TalkLeft
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner on National Review Online:
You've Got to Be Kidding . . . — By: Jay Nordlinger
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, sisu and Betsy's Page
 Earlier Items: 
Marin Cogan / Politico Live's Blog:
Specter, Sestak disagree on endorsements
Discussion: CNN
Times of London:
Scientists forecast decades of ash clouds
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Joe Queenan / Wall Street Journal:
A Lament for the Class of 2010  —  New college graduates face …
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs