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11:55 AM ET, June 5, 2010


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James Hider / Times of London:
Israeli troops board aid ship bound for Gaza  —  Israeli naval forces boarded an Irish-owned ship bound for Gaza today, just five days after killing nine passengers in a bloody raid on a previous aid convoy.  —  The commandos boarded the ship “with the full compliance” …
Alister Bull / Reuters:
Israeli blockade of Gaza unsustainable: White House  —  (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was unsustainable and urged a Gaza aid vessel sent by pro-Palestinian activists to divert to an Israeli port to reduce the risk of violence.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Lieberman praises Clapper pick for DNI post  —  The top senator on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Friday praised the president's nominee to head the nation's intelligence efforts.  —  On Friday, President Barack Obama picked Gen. James Clapper (Ret.) …
Israeli troops take over Gaza aid ship Rachel Corrie  —  Israeli forces boarded the Rachel Corrie from the sea  —  Israeli troops say they have taken control of an aid ship trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip.  —  Israel's military says soldiers boarded the Irish-owned Rachel Corrie …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Jerusalem Post:
Navy boards, takes control of ‘Rachel Corrie’ off Gaza coast  —  PM compares quiet boarding of boat with “peace activists” to “violent extremists” of Mavi Marmara.  —  Talkbacks (42)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture
Andy Soltis / New York Post:
Imam unmosqued  —  The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Jerusalem Post:
‘Rachel Corrie’ boarded, no one hurt.
Discussion: Right Wing News, Cubachi and
Gaza flotilla: Israel accused of ‘sabotaging’ Irish aid ship Rachel Corrie
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jay Currie
Richard Wolffe / The Daily Beast:
Obama Knew the Spill Was Hopeless  —  Blogs and Stories  —  As the president visits the Gulf anew, Richard Wolffe reports that he was first briefed in April on how bad the spill would be.  Plus: the real reason the White House is so mad at Carville—and why Obama would rather talk about the economy.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Obama knew from the beginning that oil leak would likely last months  —  This makes all those golf outings, sports-team photo ops, and celebrity jams with Paul McCartney over the past six weeks feel extra special, doesn't it? … That's from frequent Olbermann guest Richard Wolffe.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Obama: Administration is ‘prepared for the worst’ in Gulf spill
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:   The Morning Plum  —  * There's no getting around the fact …
Dennis Wagner / Arizona Republic:
Altered mural fuels racial debate in Prescott  —  A group of artists has been asked to lighten the faces of children depicted in a giant public mural at a Prescott school.  —  The project's leader says he was ordered to lighten the skin tone after complaints about the children's ethnicity.
Lynne LaMaster / Home-Prescott eNews:
Steve Blair Fired By KYCA
Discussion: Wonkette and Balloon Juice
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Prescott, Arizona mural altered to lighten children's skin tone
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Max Blumenthal:
IDF Releases Apparently Doctored Flotilla Audio; Press Reports As Fact  —  The IDF's propaganda is increasingly unbelievable, yet the media is enthusiastically playing along.  This audio, which purports to show flotilla passengers telling the IDF to “go back to Auschwitz,” …
Jack Shafer / The Huffington Post:
Ari Fleischer: Fire Helen Thomas  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas caused more than a few eyebrows to perk up when video surfaced on Friday of her declaring that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany and Poland.
Andrew Hough / Telegraph:
Queen's birthday gaffe leaves Hillary Clinton red faced  —  Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has been left red faced after mistakenly sending a birthday message to the Queen a week early.  —  An official statement from the US foreign policy chief paid tribute to the …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Ostracizing The Losers —  Unemployed need not apply  —  Ostracizing The Losers  —  The other day Brad Delong asked if we are seeing the creation of an underclass of long term unemployed.  Here is some more evidence that we are: … There's more evidence that this is fairly widespread at the link.
The Huffington Post:   Disturbing Job Ads: ‘The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered’
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
Dem strategists turning to Crist in Florida Senate race  —  WASHINGTON — Top Democratic strategists are abandoning their party's frontrunner in the Florida Senate race in favor of Independent Charlie Crist, who bolted the Republican party over the state party's rightward lurch toward the Tea Party.
Kathy Kiely / USA Today:
Crist hires former aide to top N.Y. Democrat
Discussion: The Hill
Lori Ziganto / RedState:
Die In A Fire, You Vicious Racist Scumbag  —  I didn't address State Sen. Jake Knotts' “raghead” comments earlier, because I had little to say to the refuted man, save for some rather colorful words.  Today, he proved himself even more odious than even first thought.  Via Hot Air (emphasis theirs):
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Glimpses of Kagan's Views in Clinton White House  —  WASHINGTON — A new cache of documents from Elena Kagan's days as an adviser to President Bill Clinton shows that she frequently scribbled notes in the margins of memorandums yet rarely expressed forceful views.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST!  Old patterns could return, some liberals warn.  Other libs seem to embrace them:  —  The news is a novel/The Kiss was just a kiss: On Tuesday's Hardball, a marvelous moment occurred, involving a treasured press corps novel.  The most dishonest broadcaster of our age …
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Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers
Robert Knight / Washington Times:
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Discussion: AmSpecBlog and The Other McCain
New York Times:
John Wooden, Who Built Incomparable Dynasty at U.C.L.A., Dies at 99
Amity Shlaes / Real Clear Politics:
The University Guild vs. Glenn Beck
John Doyle / New York Post:
State parole board votes to release 1973 cop killer
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
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Jason Ryan / ABCNEWS:
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Discussion: ThreatsWatch
Jed Lewison / Daily Kos:
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Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Wife: Deepwater Horizon Crew Member Was So Worried About Safety, He Wrote His Will
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Discussion: Politics Daily