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12:35 AM ET, May 17, 2010

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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.
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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 …
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’
Discussion: Washington Post
msnbc.com:
May 16: McConnell, Schumer, roundtable
Discussion: The Hill, NewsReal Blog and Althouse
Amira Hass / Haaretz:
Noam Chomsky denied entry into Israel and West Bank  —  Interior Ministry seeking IDF approval to let American professor just into West Bank; rights group: Decision characteristic of totalitarian regime.  —  American linguist Noam Chomsky was denied entry into Israel on May 16, 2010
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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
Jerusalem Post:
Chomsky: denied entry for my views  —  Radical intellectual was set to speak at Bir Zeit University.  —  Talkbacks (17)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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
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:
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Liberty Graduation / News & Advance:
Liberty graduates last class to attend under leadership of Falwell Sr.  —  Some students inscribed their graduation caps with “Jerry's Kids”; others wept as Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. recounted his father's mischievous pranks and signature “Never Give Up” sermon.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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.
John / Power Line:
Apologizing For Arizona  —  This is unfreakingbelievable, even for the Obama administration: … What an idiot!  China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government's Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom.  We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws.
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Jay Nordlinger / The Corner on National Review Online:
You've Got to Be Kidding . . . — By: Jay Nordlinger
Discussion: sisu, Weasel Zippers and Betsy's Page
Peter Beinart / New York Review of Books:
The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment  —  In 2003, several prominent Jewish philanthropists hired Republican pollster Frank Luntz to explain why American Jewish college students were not more vigorously rebutting campus criticism of Israel.  In response, he unwittingly produced …
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Fox News:
BP Hopeful About Latest Oil Siphon Attempt
Discussion: CNN, American Power and Michelle Malkin
 
 
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Dick Cheney / Orange County Register:
Whitman stronger Republican candidate
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Once boy wonder, Meacham hits a bump
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Marin Cogan / Politico Live's Blog:
Specter, Sestak disagree on endorsements
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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