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5:20 PM ET, June 5, 2010

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IDF Spokesperson's / Israel Defense Force Spokesperson:
Clarification/Correction Regarding Audio Transmission Between Israeli Navy and Flotilla on 31 May 2010, Posted on 5 June 2010  —  Clarification/Correction Regarding Audio Transmission Between Flotilla and Israeli Navy  —  5 June 2010  —  Yesterday evening on 4 June 2010 …
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Andy Soltis / New York Post:
Imam unmosqued  —  The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is a prominent member of a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea this week.  —  Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a key figure in Malaysian-based Perdana Global …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
What The Gaza Blockade Means  —  As I've noted before, in the eyes of its defenders the blockade of the Gaza Strip is a security measure aimed at denying rockets to Hamas, while in fact it's a comprehensive effort to collectively punish Gaza residents—a majority of whom are children …
Adrian Croft / Reuters:
Autopsy shows Gaza activists were hit 30 times: report
Discussion: The Washington Note
CNN:
Israel seizes Gaza-bound boat
BBC:   Israeli troops take over Gaza aid ship Rachel Corrie
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.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann / Big Government:
Helen Needs To Go!  —  Once again the liberal media has shown its true colors!  The White House media dinosaur, also known as Helen Thomas has called on Jews to leave Israel and move back to Poland and Germany.  This anti-Semitic sentiment has no place in our public discourse.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Helen Thomas: Hey, sorry about that whole “Jews out of Palestine” thing
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.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Lieberman praises Clapper pick for DNI post
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.
Discussion: The Agonist
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The Huffington Post:   Disturbing Job Ads: ‘The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered’
Lynne LaMaster / Home-Prescott eNews:
Steve Blair Fired By KYCA  —  Besides being a City Councilman, Steve Blair is also a well-known afternoon talk show host for radio station KYCA.  Well, make that “was” because he has been removed from his radio talk show as of today, due to a controversy over the mural painted on Miller Valley School.
TMZ.com:
Cops May Have Found Body of Drew Peterson's Wife  —  There may be a huge break in the disappearance of Drew Peterson's fourth wife.  TMZ has learned authorities believe they may know exactly where the body is buried, and then plan to dig for it tomorrow.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ …
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 …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Al & Tipper  —  I don't really want to write about Al Gore's marriage to Tipper, but this paragraph from Howard Fineman raises an issue that I think we don't discuss enough: … This kind of thing seems way too negative and judgmental to me.  Life in a modern-day developed economy is quite long.
Janelle Brown / New York Times:
For Mickey Kaus, Winning Isn't the Point  —  “THIS is the throbbing heart of the Kaus for Senate campaign,” says Mickey Kaus, throwing open the door to his two-bedroom apartment in the Venice neighborhood here.  Inside, there are no campaign posters to be seen, no army of clean-scrubbed interns …
Financial Times:
G20 drops support for fiscal stimulus  —  Finance ministers from the world's leading economies ripped up their support for fiscal stimulus on Saturday, recognising that financial market concerns over sovereign debt had forced a much greater focus on deficit reduction
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Conservative class on Founding Fathers' answers to current woes gains popularity  —  SPRINGFIELD, MO. — Earl Taylor has spent 31 years teaching that “the Founding Fathers have answers to nearly every problem we have in America today.”  Only in recent months has he found so many eager students.
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Matt Bai / New York Times:
Obama, the Oil Spill and the Chaos Perception
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Get the Waaaaaaahmbulance, stat! …
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Obama: Administration is ‘prepared for the worst’ in Gulf spill
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