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8:35 PM ET, May 18, 2010

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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.
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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.
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.
Washington Post:
Rep. Mark Souder's resignation comes after anonymous tips about affair  —  Indiana congressman Mark Souder's resignation, announced Tuesday, came after anonymous tipsters called his aides and his opponents in a Republican primary to say he was having an extramarital affair with a part-time staffer …
Michelle Malkin:
The GOP Crapweasel Club
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Marie Leech / The Birmingham:
Jefferson County geometry teacher uses wrong example to teach angles —  assassination of President Barack Obama  —  and Carol Robinson —  The Birmingham News  —  A Jefferson County teacher picked the wrong example when he used as­sassinating President Bar­ack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geome­try students.
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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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Leadership by the Wilfully Ignorant
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama administration's official position agrees with AZ immigration-enforcement law
Discussion: Moe Lane
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Richard Blumenthal will survive  —  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal just wrapped up his damage control presser, and it seems obvious enough that he'll survive this mess.  Quick reaction:  —  * It was obviously a well-staged event; he was joined on the stage by veterans who were visibly and emotionally pulling for him.
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The Politico:
GOP takes credit for N.Y. Times hit
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Shays Watched as Blumenthal's War Claims Evolved
Ray Sanchez / ABCNEWS:
Blumenthal: ‘I Have Misspoken About My Service’
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
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 …
CNN:
TRENDING: Rand Paul hopes to celebrate at local country club  —  Kentucky Senate hopeful Rand Paul has chosen a unique place to hold his election-night event: the spacious rolling hills of the Bowling Green County Club, where he is a member.  —  Bowling Green, Kentucky (CNN) …
Discussion: The Swamp
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Associated Press:
Paul wins GOP Senate nod in Kentucky
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Election Night Homethread (5/18/10)
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 …
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Washington Post:
South Korea: North responsible for torpedo attack on warship
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Hit & Run
Reuters:
Seoul to blame North Korea for warship attack: report
Discussion: Laura Rozen's Blog
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
Reuters:
W.H. speeds up health care benefits
Discussion: New York Times
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Breaking: Campbell Brown Leaving CNN After Network Grants Release From Contract (UPDATE)  —  Mediaite has learned CNN has granted anchor Campbell Brown's request to be let out early from her contract.  —  She has agreed to stay on and anchor the 8pmET hour until a replacement is found.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Romenesko
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
2010: Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Liberal, or Anti-Democrat?  —  Almost all election analysts now agree that 2010 will not be a good year for Democrats.  The latest RCP Averages for the major Senate races show Republicans picking up 7 Senate seats (down from 8 one month ago).
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Confident Dems Goad GOP By Calling PA-12 A ‘Must-Win’ For Republicans Today
Boston Globe:
Ex-Harvard student accused of living a lie  —  He crafted an elaborate web of lies to con his way into Harvard University, authorities say, but Adam B. Wheeler wasn't content to graduate quietly and get away with just a degree.  —  After two years of blending into campus life and racking …
Discussion: ACS Blog and Gawker
New York Times:
Grim Milestone: 1,000 Americans Dead  —  He was an irreverent teenager with a pregnant girlfriend when the idea first crossed his mind: Join the Army, raise a family.  She had an abortion, but the idea remained.  Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, Saint Paddy to his friends, became Private Fitzgibbon.
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
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 …
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Philly.com:
Primary election: More than rain has dampened mood
Discussion: The Plum Line and Open Left
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 …
Peter Allen / Telegraph:
France has first ‘burka rage’ incident  —  A 60-year-old lawyer ripped a Muslim woman's Islamic veil off in a row in a clothing shop in what police say is France's first case of “burka rage”.  —  The astonishing scene unfolded during a weekend shopping trip after the woman lawyer took offence …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
AZ utility board member responds to LA boycott over SB1070  —  The Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott the state of Arizona over its new immigration-enforcement law, and now the Arizona Corporation Commission has responded.  Gary Pierce, one of the commissioners chosen in state-wide elections …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Don Surber
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 …
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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Corker, Snowe sign onto McCaskill's effort to change hold rules
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Reid confident he has votes for cloture on Wall Street bill
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 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Koff / Plain Dealer:
Lee Fisher will not join President Obama today
Discussion: The Swamp and TPMDC
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Forgotten Conservative Campaign to Save the National Debt
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama slams ‘just-say-no crowd’
Discussion: CNN
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama and the myth of the public opinion excuse