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8:40 AM ET, May 27, 2010


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Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Exclusive: All 7 Republicans on Senate Judiciary Committee Ask AG Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Look Into Alleged Sestak Job Offer  —  In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder today, all seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee “urge the appointment of a special prosecutor …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Time for Sestak to clean up his mess  —  Senate Republicans are now calling for a special prosecutor to look into Joe Sestak's claim that the White House offered him a job in order to drop his primary challenge to Arlen Specter.  On the merits, this seems silly: Good government experts …
Fox News:
Congressman: White House Job Offer to Sestak May Be an ‘Impeachable’ Offense  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (r) said Tuesday that Rep. Joe Sestak's (l) allegation that the White House offered him a job to coax him out of a race against Arlen Specter could be an “impeachable” offense.  (AP)
Colby Itkowitz / Pennsylvania Ave.:
Gov. Rendell wants White House, Sestak to detail job offer
John Dickerson / Slate:
What did the White House promise Joe Sestak if he dropped …
Kathleen Hunter / Roll Call:
Republicans Threaten Filibuster Over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'  —  Armed Services Republicans threatened Wednesday to filibuster the defense authorization bill if it comes to the floor with Democrat-backed language repealing the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy.
Adam Bink / Open Left:
BREAKING: Sen. Byrd to vote for DADT repeal
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Joint Chiefs, McCain oppose 'Don't ask, don't tell' compromise
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Simmons ‘sorry’ for ripping McMahon  —  Former Rep. Rob Simmons apologized for telling a conservative news outlet that he didn't think Senate candidate Linda McMahon, who won the GOP's backing over him at the party's convention last week, can win the Connecticut general election and saying that he was too …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Simmons does not think McMahon can win Conn. Senate race
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Robert Costa / The Corner on National Review Online:
Hard Feelings in Hartford — By: Robert Costa
Discussion: Hotline On Call, TPMDC and Right Now
Laura Rozen / Laura Rozen's Blog:
Wexler for Israel?  —  Former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) is being courted to be Obama's ambassador to Israel, three Washington Middle East hands tell POLITICO.  —  Wexler, a strong pro-Israel ally for the Obama White House going back to the 2008 presidential campaign …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Jane Harman's Opponent on the Injustice of Israel, the Taliban …
Discussion: Washington Post
Conor Friedersdorf / Newsweek:
Is Rand Paul Crazier Than Anyone Else in D.C.?  —  The media mock libertarians and other candidates outside the mainstream.  But are their ideas really any less valid than those of the ‘centrists’?  —  Forced to name the “craziest” policy favored by American politicians …
Roger Alford / Associated Press:
Rand Paul shakes up staff after firestorm
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run and The New Republic
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
US money supply plunges at 1930s pace as Obama eyes fresh stimulus  —  The M3 money supply in the United States is contracting at an accelerating rate that now matches the average decline seen from 1929 to 1933, despite near zero interest rates and the biggest fiscal blitz in history.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Making Control Simple  —  When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  When you have control over what you share, you want to share more.  When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected.
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Poll: Majority give Obama, feds failing grade on oil spill response  —  The oil spill off the Gulf Coast is staining more than Louisiana's beaches.  —  The response to the disaster by energy giant BP, President Obama and the federal government all get terrible grades from Americans in a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.
US troops won't be used to stop illegal immigration: US  —  US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.
Rasmussen Reports:
47% Now Hold Unfavorable View of Kagan  —  Voters have an increasingly unfavorable opinion of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan but are more convinced than ever that she will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of U.S. voters …
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border  —  The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and YID With LID
Joshua Rhett Miller / Fox News:
Wisconsin Veteran Must Remove Flag After Memorial Day, Wife Says  —  Charlie Price, a 28-year-old Army veteran, will be allowed to fly this flag in his Wisconsin apartment only until Memorial Day, his wife told  —  An Army veteran in Wisconsin will be allowed to display …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Joe Schoffstall / The Blast:
Obama Nominee: Sexual Sadism Should be a ‘Mitigating Factor’  —  President Obama's nominee to the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Robert N. Chatigny, has quite the judicial record.  He saved Michael Ross, known as the ‘roadside strangler’, by keeping him off death row …
Discussion: Hot Air and
Kyle / Right Wing Watch:
AFA's Fischer Outdoes Himself  —  It was about a year ago that I wrote a seemingly throwaway post about the fact that Bryan Fischer had been promoted from his position running the Idaho Values Alliance, the state affiliate of the American Family Association, to a position as director …
Political Punch:
Justice Scalia Praises Elena Kagan's Lack of Judicial Experience  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis reports:  —  Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has been criticized by some Republican senators for lacking judicial experience.  But Justice Antonin Scalia, the High Court's most outspoken conservative …
Ramon Antonio Vargas / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
James O'Keefe and friends plead guilty in Mary Landrieu office caper … The four defendants who were arrested in January in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in the Hale Boggs federal complex in New Orleans pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.
Mary Foster / The Huffington Post:
James O'Keefe, Accomplices Plead Guilty In Landrieu Break-In …
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Justice Department Sued Over Black Panther Documents
John / Power Line:
Obama's Slide Continues
David Weigel / Right Now:
GOP candidate explains TARP vote in TV ad: ‘As a leader, I made a decision’
Discussion: FrumForum and The Other McCain
Mike Riggs / The Daily Caller:
Hit job: What Media Matters and the SEIU got wrong about Fortune's Nina Easton
Discussion: Hot Air, Big Journalism and Power Line
Exclusive: Flying Above Afghanistan on F-15E Fighter Combat Mission
 Earlier Items: 
James Pethokoukis:
5 reasons why “Son of Stimulus” is a bad seed
Discussion: The Hill, Fausta's Blog and Hit & Run
The Right Scoop:
Glenn Beck interviews Sarah Palin on her new creepy neighbor
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Curious To Hear Your Thoughts
New York Post:
NYers wage jihad vs. WTC mosque
Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
Coast Guard Allows BP to Try Method to Stop Oil Leak