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6:25 PM ET, June 3, 2010

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Zoe Magee / ABCNEWS:
American, 19, Among Gaza Flotilla Dead  —  Furkan Dogan Was Shot Five Times, Including Four Times in Head  —  A U.S. citizen who lived in Turkey is among the nine people killed when Israeli commandos stormed a Turkish aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip, officials said today.
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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 …
John / Power Line:
Time For A Change  —  The New York Times headlines: “An American Citizen Was Among the Dead on the Flotilla.” … ABC headlines: “American, 19, Among Gaza Flotilla Dead.” … The facts are not entirely clear, but it appears that Dogan was born in the United States to Turkish parents who returned to Turkey not long thereafter.
Aljazeera:
Turkey will “never forgive” Israel
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Kos / Daily Kos:
NV-Sen: Teabagger leads GOP field, Harry Reid back from the dead  —  Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 5/31-62.  Likely voters.  MoE 4% (4/26-28 results)  —  Republican Primary MoE 5%  —  Sharon Angle (R) 34 (13)  —  Sue Lowden (R) 25 (38)  —  Danny Tarkanian (R) 24 (28)  —  Ouch.
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The Note:
GOP Candidate Tarkanian: Sharron Angle has ‘Limited Base’; …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Reid calls for sweeping energy bill
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
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
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,” …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Haley denies second rumored affair  —  South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley is denying an alleged affair on Thursday, the second time she has had to do so in as many weeks.  —  South Carolina lobbyist Larry Marchant said Wednesday that he had a one-night stand with Haley during …
Discussion: The Note and Eduwonk
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UCAR:
Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast … BOULDER—A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.
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Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones:
BP Oil: Coming to a Beach Near You in Summer 2010
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Corrente
Fox News:
Congresswoman: White Supremacist Groups Behind Arizona Immigration Law  —  Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. views a older NFL football helmet during a hearing entitled “Legal Issues Relating to Football Head Injuries, Part II” in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.  (AP)
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 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.
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:
Admiral Says Oil Pipe Is Cut, a Key Step in Halting Leak  —  NEW ORLEANS — Delicately manipulating a 20-foot-long shear at depths of nearly a mile, technicians successfully snipped a key riser pipe on Thursday in their effort to contain the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.
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” …
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
New memos detail Republican Frederic Malek's role in Nixon campaign against Jews  —  Frederic V. Malek, who is among Washington's wealthiest Republican power brokers, is discovering that even a single problematic episode in government service can be hard to shake.
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Telling Interview with the Director of Amnesty Israel  —  Via Avi Bell, here's a fascinating interview with Itai Epstein, Director of Amnesty International in Israel.  —  The interviewer asks some fairly sharp questions, and he gets answers filled with addled logic that amount to …
 
 
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Todd J. Zywicki / Washington Times:
Durbin regulations are aimed at your wallet
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Gulf Coast oil spill could wreck region's tourism and fishing industries
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Wall Street Journal:
Beating Up on Israel  —  The world's powers find it easier …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Aharding / CNN:
RNC weighs in on arrest of ex-Florida party chair
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Capitol Weekly:
Tracking poll shows Whitman, Fiorina pulling away
Gary Scharrer / Houston Chronicle:
Lobbyists turn to gun permits to skip lines at Capitol
Discussion: Think Progress
Helene Cooper / The Caucus:
Arizona Governor Meets With Obama
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Adam / A List Of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago:
ALLISON BLACK OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, COME ON DOWN!
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Max Blumenthal:
Under Scrutiny, IDF Retracts Claims About Flotilla's Al Qaeda Links
Tristero / Hullabaloo:
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