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9:20 AM ET, May 29, 2010

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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Bill Clinton rips left in Arkansas race  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Former President Bill Clinton returned to his home state Friday to help a beleaguered ally and delivered a broadside against some of the most powerful interests in the Democratic Party.  —  Using unusually vivid language …
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The Note:
Sestak Says Offer Was Not Inappropriate  —  ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports:  —  Rep. Joe Sestak walked down the House steps and into a phalanx of TV cameras after Congress wrapped up for the day.  Sestak is at the center of a political scandal over whether the Obama White House …
Discussion: The Politico and Political Punch
Mary Lu Carnevale / Washington Wire:
Issa Links Sestak Job Offer and Watergate
Discussion: NPR Topics and Daily Kos
The White House:
Memorandum from White House Counsel Regarding the Review of …
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Spending may trip up 'don't ask' repeal
Discussion: TalkLeft and Truthdig
JammieWearingFool:
Pathetic: BP Buses in Temps for Obama Photo Op  —  Maybe the alternate photo caption should read something like “I can see the end of my presidency from here.”  Well, we all figured this would be a carefully choreographed photo op for the current occupant of the White House …
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Richard Rainey / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
BP buses cleanup crews to Grand Isle for Obama's visit, councilman says … BP, the oil company taking flak for its inconsistent response to the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, bused in 400 extra cleanup workers to Grand Isle during President Obama's visit today, Jefferson Parish Council Chairman John Young said.
Simon Maloy / Media Matters for America:
Glenn Beck smears Obama's 11-year-old daughter  —  Glenn Beck, who repeatedly and angrily tells his alleged persecutors to “leave the families alone,” spent a good chunk of his radio program this morning mocking and attacking the intelligence of President Obama's 11-year-old daughter, Malia.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Swedish Murder Rate  —  This Foreign Policy article on Steig Larsson and the decline of the Swedish utopia concludes with what seems to me to be a whopper of a factual error: … In fact, there are 9.3 million people in Sweden and only 600,000 in Sweden.  In other words, Sweden …
Jim Cheng / USA Today:
Gary Coleman dies at age 42  —  Gary Coleman, the child star of the TV sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, died Friday after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage.  He was 42.  —  Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank says life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m.
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Koots_bc / RADAR:
BREAKING NEWS: Gary Coleman Dead At 42
The White House:
Remarks by the President After Briefing on BP Oil Spill  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody.  I know it's a little warm out here so want to get started.  I've just had a meeting with these governors, members of Congress, local officials, as well as Admiral Thad Allen …
Chicago Tribune:
Blagojevich trial delay request denied  —  Corruption trial of former governor set to open Thursday  —  WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens refused Friday to delay the trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, scheduled to begin Thursday.  —  Stevens, who handles emergency appeals …
John Hoeffel / Los Angeles Times:
Workers at 3 medical marijuana businesses in Oakland unionize  —  About 100 new members join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.  It is another step in a campaign to bring legitimacy to the emerging industry and boost a marijuana-legalization initiative.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Firedoglake
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Wire:
Obama Gets Lesson on Tar Balls  —  President Barack Obama visited Fourchon Beach in Louisiana Friday to view the environmental impact of the BP PLC oil gusher in the Gulf.  —  Touring the beach with the parish president, Charlotte Randolph, and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen …
Jen DiMascio / The Politico:
House passes defense policy bill  —  The House on Friday passed its version of the defense policy bill for fiscal 2011, drawing a new veto threat from President Barack Obama, even though the legislation includes language that would allow the Pentagon to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
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Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
New Study Suggests Drone Strikes Don't Kill as Many Pakistani Civilians as Claimed  —  It's the most controversial counterterrorism program there is.  The CIA's remotely piloted aircraft, operating with the tacit consent of the Pakistani government, fire missiles at suspected militants …
Associated Press:
Tim Cahill: Gov. Deval Patrick weak on terror  —  Independent Timothy Cahill yesterday accused Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick of “playing politics with terrorism” and “pandering” to Muslims.  —  In a statement, the state treasurer and 2010 gubernatorial candidate noted Patrick met …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Letting the Chips Fall Where They May  —  “The problem is that any time you have a largely uninformed and uneducated electorate, that kind of lowest common denominator mudslinging can be effective.”  — Will Folks.  —  We've been dragging on and on all week led by Will Folks …
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Former Argentine president says Bush told him ‘the best way to revitalize the economy is war.’  —  Oliver Stone's new documentary South of the Border, which interviews several left-wing leaders of Latin American countries, has unearthed a startling new allegation from Argentina's former president Néstor Kirchner.
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Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Will Matt Drudge report about the Comeback Kid, Harry Reid?
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CNN:
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Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Kagan, as Harvard law school dean, pursued two courses on 'don't ask' policy
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Justice Department Gearing Up to Challenge AZ Immigration Law.
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The Note:
Chamber President Says His Group Will Find Way to Get Government …
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Oxford Tradition Comes to This: ‘Death’ (Expound)
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Friday Thought: Has The Tea Party Done Anything For The GOP?
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
A disaster with many fathers
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Gingrich Backs Down From Obama-Nazi Comparison: 'I Recognize …