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5:20 PM ET, June 3, 2010

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Robert L. Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Erdogan and the Decline of the Turks  —  When I asked the prime minister about stories alleging a U.S.-Israeli murder and organ selling scheme in Iraq, he could not bring himself to condemn them.  —  Israeli special forces and their commanders were apparently shocked to find their boarding attempt …
Michael B. Oren / New York Times:
Op-Ed Contributor: An Assault on Israel, Cloaked in Peace  —  PEACE activists are people who demonstrate nonviolently for peaceful co-existence and human rights.  The mob that assaulted Israeli special forces on the deck of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara on Monday was not motivated by peace.
Aljazeera:
Turkey will “never forgive” Israel
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
The Politico:
W.H. political team stumbles, bumbles  —  They toppled Hillary Clinton, crushed John McCain and managed to get the first black man elected president of the United States.  —  But now a series of recent missteps just keeps getting worse for Barack Obama's political operation …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
News Analysis: Oil Leak Crimps White House Agenda
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Federal debt tops $13 trillion mark
Ted Roelofs / MLive.com:
'I'd do it again' former President Bush tells Grand Rapids crowd about waterboarding terrorists … GRAND RAPIDS — Former President George W. Bush was by turns affable, relaxed — and deadly serious in his local appearance Wednesday.  —  “Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” …
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Suffolk University:
Angle Surges into Lead in Nevada Senate GOP Primary; Suffolk University Poll Shows Sandoval (Governor) and Krolicki (Lieutenant Governor) with Solid Leads over Respective Fields  —  BOSTON - Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle has surged to the front of the pack in a close race …
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Reid calls for sweeping energy bill
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The Note:
GOP Candidate Tarkanian: Sharron Angle has ‘Limited Base’; …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Kos / Daily Kos:
NV-Sen: Teabagger leads GOP field, Harry Reid back from the dead
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
The Times to Host Political Polling Site FiveThirtyEight  —  The New York Times said Thursday that it would begin hosting the popular blog FiveThirtyEight and make its founder, Nate Silver, a regular contributor to the newspaper and the Sunday magazine.  —  Mr. Silver, a statistical wizard …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
FiveThirtyEight to Partner with New York Times
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Kiss and Tell, Tell, Tell  —  If chivalry were still alive and well anywhere, I'd expect it to be in South Carolina.  But clearly South Carolina politicos cannot keep their mouths shut about who they've slept with.  —  You'll remember that in one of the text messages Nikki Haley's first accuser …
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Haley denies second rumored affair
Discussion: The Note
Jeff Jarvis / New York Post:
How not to save news  —  The Federal Trade Commis sion says it wants to save journalism.  I'm not sure who asked it to.  —  In a just-released “staff discussion draft” of “potential policy recommendations to support the reinvention of journalism,” the agency only circles its wagons around old newspapers …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Brian Williams To Mediaite: “The President Might Have Had His Scenario Off By 180 Degrees”  —  NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was remarkably candid in respectfully rebuking President Obama's criticism of the media in an exclusive interview with Mediaite from the Gulf Coast.
Paul Krugman:
Things Everyone In Chicago Knows  —  Which happen not to be true.  —  It was deeply depressing to see Raguram Rajan write this: … That's a claim that has been refuted over and over again.  But what happens, I believe, is that in Chicago they don't listen at all to what the unbelievers say and write …
People.com:
Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76  —  Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76.  —  “She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning,” her manager, Barbara Lawrence, tells PEOPLE.  “She had a massive stroke.”  —  McClanahan, who played man-happy Blanche Devereaux …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Director James Cameron says BP turned down help offer  —  PALOS VERDES, Calif (Reuters) - Film director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron said on Wednesday that BP Plc turned down his offer to help combat the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  —  “Over the last few weeks I've watched …
David Weigel / Right Now:
Interview: Alexander Zaitchik on his new biography of Glenn Beck, ‘Common Nonsense’  —  Last summer, when Glenn Beck was rocketing from talk radio stardom to the status of a national icon, he got the full profile treatment from Alexander Zaitchik at Salon.  That profile was the first serious …
William J. Broad / New York Times:
Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill?  No Way, U.S. Says  —  The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?  —  Decades ago, the Soviet Union reportedly used nuclear blasts …
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
The Muslim Brotherhood's Flotilla  —  Western press accounts have enumerated the many left-wing human rights activists who were among the Gaza-bound flotilla's passengers earlier this week.  But there were other, more conspicuous passengers aboard the ships.  The Muslim Brotherhood, in particular, was well-represented.
New York Times:
Data Used to Justify Health Savings Effort Is Sometimes Shaky  —  In selling the health care overhaul to Congress, the Obama administration cited a once obscure research group at Dartmouth College to claim that it could not only cut billions in wasteful health care spending but make people healthier by doing so.
Helene Cooper / The Caucus:
Arizona Governor Meets With Obama  —  The White House has agreed to send staff members to Arizona to consult with state and local authorities over the contentious immigration legislation recently enacted in the state.  —  Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona emerged from a meeting with President Obama …
Gary Scharrer / Houston Chronicle:
Lobbyists turn to gun permits to skip lines at Capitol  —  AUSTIN — To avoid getting delayed behind noisy schoolkids waiting in line to pass through new metal detectors at the state Capitol, lobbyists are signing up for concealed handgun permits exempting them from the security checkpoints.
Discussion: Think Progress
Thomas Spencer / The Birmingham:
Artur Davis says he won't run for office again after loss in Alabama governor's race … Four-term congressman Artur Davis, in the wake of a resounding rejection of his bid to be Alabama's governor, said Wednesday that his political career was over.  —  “I have no interest in running for political office again,” Davis said.
Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones:
BP Oil: Coming to a Beach Near You in Summer 2010  —  The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) just released this horrifying animation of how ocean currents may carry all the oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  According to their computer modeling of currents and the oil, the spill …
Keitholbermann / Baseball Nerd:
Sources: Commissioner Selig Reviews Galarraga Game  —  Major League Baseball sources with direct knowledge of the meeting confirm that key members of baseball's hierarchy were to convene this morning in New York to review the circumstances of Umpire Jim Joyce's erroneous “safe” …
The Right Scoop:
Balls  —  See if you can find the person in this video with balls:  —  Paul Brasel  —  KeninMontana said it best, “That kid has balls that CLANK solid steel.”  Good on him.  —  Robert Mahoney  —  I am glad the picture said it all.  I frankly don't have 7 minutes and 19 seconds to waste on idiots.
 
 
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