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3:50 PM ET, May 18, 2010

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Fox News:
Exclusive: Indiana Rep. Mark Souder to Resign Amid Allegations of Affair With Staffer  —  Eight-term Rep. Mark Souder will announce his resignation Tuesday after it came to light that he was conducting an affair with a female staffer who worked in his district office, Fox News has learned.
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Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
Rep. Souder And Mistress Recorded Video Praising Abstinence (WATCH)  —  Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) had an affair with a part-time staffer named Tracy Jackson, Fox is reporting.  Jackson played the role of interviewer for a Souder Web video show on the issues of the day — including one on the value of abstinence.
The Politico:
Souder: ‘I am so shamed’  —  Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) is resigning from Congress after telling colleagues he had an affair with a female aide.  —  “I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff,” Souder said in a statement Tuesday.
Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
Family Values GOP Rep To Resign Over Affair (VIDEO)  —  Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), a champion of abstinence education and traditional family values, will resign effective Friday after an affair with a female staffer in his district office, he announced today.  —  He said in a statement that he …
Discussion: BuzzFlash.org and Mother Jones
Michelle Malkin:
The GOP Crapweasel Club  —  Yep, it's time again for my upside-down elephant again.  Just when CT Democrat Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam fables should be front and center political news, here's a creepy Republican to steal the ignominious spotlight: … Ick.
David Weigel / Right Now:
What does Mark Souder's resignation mean for abstinence education?
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ANOTHER ‘FAMILY-VALUES’ REPUBLICAN RESIGNS AFTER SEX SCANDAL. …
Discussion: Right Now and The Impolitic
Associated Press:
Rep. Souder says he'll resign over affair
Sylvia A Smith / The Journal Gazette:
Citing ‘relationship’ with staffer, Souder to resign
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Blumenthal's Words Differ From His History  —  At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.  —  Multimedia  —  Enlarge This Image
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Blumenthal Responds to Vietnam Allegations  —  Connecticut Attorney General Dick Blumenthal is denying a New York Times report that he routinely lied about his service in Vietnam.  —  “The New York Times story is an outrageous distortion of Dick Blumenthal's record of service,” …
The Politico:
GOP takes credit for N.Y. Times hit  —  Pulling back the curtain on journalistic sausage-making usually hidden from voters, a Republican Senate candidate is taking credit for the front-page New York Times story accusing Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of “plainly untrue” remarks about Vietnam service.
New York Times:
Battle Begins Over Richard Blumenthal's War Record  —  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a Democrat running for the United States Senate, said he took “full responsibility” for saying he had served in Vietnam when he actually received deferments between 1965 and 1970 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Blumenthal Story  —  For quite a long time now people …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Bombshell: Democratic Senate candidate lied about serving in Vietnam …
Kevin / Daily Ructions:
McMahon Strikes. Turns Blumenthal into Bruce Caputo.
Paul Bass / New Haven Independent:
Simmons Stands To Gain Most From Blumenthal Expose
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:   Sen. Menendez confident Blumenthal will stay in Connecticut Senate race
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Memo from 2002 could complicate challenge of Arizona immigration law  —  In the legal battle over Arizona's new immigration law, an ironic subtext has emerged: whether a Bush-era legal opinion complicates a potential Obama administration lawsuit against Arizona.
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Fox News:
State Department Defends Official Who Expressed Regret to Chinese Over Arizona Law
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Gateway Pundit
Fox News:
Rev. Wright: ‘Obama Threw Me Under the Bus’  —  NEW YORK — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that he is “toxic” to the Obama administration and that the president “threw me under the bus.”
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Todd Ackerman / Houston Chronicle:
Texas doctors fleeing Medicare in droves  —  Texas doctors are opting out of Medicare at alarming rates, frustrated by reimbursement cuts they say make participation in government-funded care of seniors unaffordable.  —  Two years after a survey found nearly half of Texas doctors weren't taking …
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Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
No, You Can't Keep Your Health Plan
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jeff Masters / Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog:
Oil enters the Loop Current and is headed to the Florida Keys  —  Satellite imagery today from NASA's MODIS instrument confirms that a substantial tongue of oil has moved southeast from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and entered the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current.
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Palm Beach Post:
Tar balls wash up at Key West beaches; surveys continue today
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
EpicFail: Blanche Lincoln Turned Away From Home Polling Place This Morning  —  Sen. Blanche Lincoln suffered what might be one of the all-time greatest campaign staff fails this morning.  According to her campaign staff, Lincoln was initially turned away when she tried to vote at her home …
The Politico:
What to watch in Tuesday's primaries  —  Just four states go to the polls Tuesday, but together they cast a long shadow.  —  It's the biggest single-day primary so far in 2010, and the outcomes in a handful of key races will provide the clearest indication yet of the depth and intensity …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Major Powers Have a Deal on Sanctions for Iran, U.S. Says  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Tuesday morning that it has struck a deal with other major powers, including Russia and China, to impose new sanctions on Iran, a sharp repudiation of the deal Tehran offered …
Ed Koch / The Huffington Post:
Questioning Sexual Orientation Is Out of Bounds  —  Solicitor General Elena Kagan's sexual orientation is the subject of much discussion in blogs and mainstream newspapers.  The White House response denied Ms. Kagan is a lesbian.  Instead, shouldn't the White House have denounced the speculation …
Discussion: Advocate and Towleroad News #gay
Damien Cave / New York Times:
A Generation Gap Over Immigration  —  MIAMI — Meaghan Patrick, a junior at New College of Florida, a tiny liberal arts college in Sarasota, says discussing immigration with her older relatives is like “hitting your head against a brick wall.”  —  Cathleen McCarthy, a senior at the University of Arizona …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gingrich forecasts Obama loss  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gives President Barack Obama only a 20 percent chance of being reelected — and says he might be the one to give Obama the boot.  —  Gingrich, who this week published a book called “To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Outside The Beltway
 
 
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