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5:50 PM ET, June 1, 2010

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Official: US Will Stand with Israel  —  I'm told there won't be any daylight between the US and Israel in the aftermath of the incident on the flotilla yesterday, which resulted in the deaths of 10 activists.  —  Regardless of the details of the flotilla incident, sources say President Obama …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
'We're the only ones who believe them'  —  A delicate diplomatic maneuver by President Barack Obama to smooth frayed relations with Israel without alienating America's Arab allies may have been blown out of the water Monday morning by Israel's botched attempt to enforce the Gaza blockade …
Max Boot / Wall Street Journal:
Israel's Gaza Flotilla Fiasco  —  Israel had no obligation to allow the ships to reach Gaza, but surely there was a smarter way to stop them.  —  Israel's actions in boarding the flotilla of ships bound for the Gaza Strip were entirely justified and perhaps even unavoidable.
Jonathan Schanzer / Weekly Standard:
The Terror Finance Flotilla  —  The Turkish organizers of the Gaza Strip-bound flotilla that was boarded this morning by Israeli commandos knew well in advance that their vessels would never reach Israeli waters.  That's because the organizers belong to a nonprofit that was banned …
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Israeli Officials And American Conservatives Claim ‘There Is No Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza’  —  On Sunday, Israeli forces raided an aid flotilla trying to break a blockade of Gaza to deliver much-needed humanitarian supplies, killing nine activists, including four Turkish citizens.
BBC:
UN statement on Israel's Gaza aid ships raid  —  The UN Security Council has agreed a statement following Israel's raid on Monday on a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza.  Here is the full text:  —  The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
White House takes measured stance on Israeli aid ship attack
Discussion: The Politico
New York Times:
Israel Holds Hundreds Seized During Raid on Flotilla
Art Beast / The Daily Beast:
Israel's Indefensible Behavior
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
A shocking story of Israeli survival
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Ari Shavit / Haaretz:
Fiasco on the high seas
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Palin Reacts to Flotilla Incident
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
BBC:   Q&A: Israeli raid on aid flotilla
Evan Kohlmann / Counterterrorism Blog:
Shooting the Messenger: A Look at the Facts on the Turkish Aid Group IHH
Mike Allen / Reuters:
Al and Tipper Gore to separate  —  Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday.  —  In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said …
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Erik Schelzig / Associated Press:   Former Vice President Al Gore to separate from wife Tipper …
Reliable Source:
Al and Tipper Gore separating after 40 years of marriage
Discussion: PostPartisan and TalkLeft
Tom Diemer / Politics Daily:   Al Gore, Wife Tipper to Separate, Reports Say
James O'Keefe / Big Government:
Undercover Census Fraud Investigation - New Jersey  —  On April 27, 2010, I got a job with the United States Census Bureau in New Jersey.  With a hidden camera, I caught four Census supervisors encouraging enumerators to falsify information on their time sheets.
Nicholas Ballasy / CNSNews:
Pelosi Says She Has a Duty to Pursue Policies in Keeping With The Values of Jesus, ‘The Word Made Flesh’  —  (CNSNews.com) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she believes she must pursue public policies “in keeping with the values” of Jesus Christ, “The Word made Flesh.”
Washington Post:
Obama administration moves to distance itself from BP on oil spill response  —  Struggling to convey command of the worsening Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Obama administration is taking steps to distance itself from BP and is dispatching Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to the Gulf Coast to meet with federal and state prosecutors.
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A Post / Washington Post:   U.S. attorney general opens criminal probe of Gulf oil spill, nation's worst
Elena Kagan / Associated Press:
Mere Silence Doesn't Invoke Miranda, Justices Rule  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants' rights “upside down.”
Claire Sibonney / Reuters:
Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model  —  TORONTO (Reuters) - Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada's provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Owners Stop Paying Mortgages, and Stop Fretting  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For Alex Pemberton and Susan Reboyras, foreclosure is becoming a way of life — something they did not want but are in no hurry to get out of.  —  Foreclosure has allowed them to stabilize the family business.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Oil Plume  —  The failure of the top-kill technique in the Gulf of Mexico represents an interesting turning point on the Obama presidency.  It symbolizes the end of the period of lightning advance and the beginning of the period of nasty stasis.  —  President Obama swept …
New York Post:
Koppel son dies after a bender  —  The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel was found dead in a Washington Heights apartment under mysterious circumstances yesterday morning after a daylong drinking binge with a man he had just met in a Midtown bar, law-enforcement sources said.
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Magazine
David Firestone / New York Times:
So You Still Want to Choose Your Senator?  —  Few members of the Tea Party have endorsed Rand Paul's misgivings about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but a surprising number are calling for the repeal of an older piece of transformative legislation: the 17th Amendment.
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Matt Bai / New York Times:
Political Times: Move to Repeal Amendment Reveals Limits of Reform
Discussion: The New Republic
D.B. Grady / The Atlantic Online:
Michael Yon's War  —  It began with a bridge.  On the morning of March 1, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated on Tarnak River Bridge near Kandahar, Afghanistan, killing multiple civilians and one American soldier.  While the destruction of a single bridge might ordinarily pose …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Did liberals get it wrong on crime?  —  This is a good news, bad news column.  The good news is that crime is again down across the nation — in big cities, small cities, flourishing cities and cities that are not for the timid.  Surprisingly, this has happened in the teeth of the Great Recession …
Brad Delong / The Week Magazine:
Does Washington care about unemployment?  —  In 1983, Ronald Reagan's Washington regarded high unemployment as a national emergency.  Today, with unemployment kissing 10 percent, Barack Obama's Washington scarcely seems perturbed.  Why?  —  U.S. Treasury bond prices leaped again in May.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Hullabaloo
Mark Halperin / Time:
How Obama Haters May Help Democrats in Midterm Elections  —  A woman holds an anti-Obama sign at a Tea Party rally in Parker, Texas  —  The late, longtime New Yorker critic Pauline Kael was said to have expressed confusion over Richard Nixon's landslide re-election in 1972 — because no one she knew had voted for him.
 
 
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