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11:20 AM ET, June 6, 2010

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Josh Margolin / New Jersey Online:
Two N.J. men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group, authorities say  —  NEWARK — Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said.
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Mike Levine / Liveshots:
Feds Arrest 2 NJ Men Headed To Terror Camps
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Washington Asks What to Do About Israel  —  WASHINGTON — Some topics are so inflammatory that they are never discussed without first inserting a number of caveats.  And so, when Anthony Cordesman, a foreign policy dignitary in this town's think tank circuit, dropped an article on Wednesday headlined …
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Haaretz:
Israel: We will not apologize to Turkey over Gaza flotilla deaths
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Hot Air
Karin Laub / The Huffington Post:
Rachel Corrie, Aid Ship, Seized By Israel With No Resistance
Discussion: Swampland
IDF Spokesperson's / Israel Defense Force Spokesperson:
Clarification/Correction Regarding Audio Transmission Between …
Namik Tan / Washington Post:
Israel owes Turkey an apology for flotilla attack
Paul Krugman:
Lost Decade, Here We Come  —  The deficit hawks have taken over the G20: … It's basically incredible that this is happening with unemployment in the euro area still rising, and only slight labor market progress in the US.  —  But don't we need to worry about government debt?
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Don't Get Mad, Mr. President.  Get Even.  —  IT turns out there is something harder to find than a fix for BP's leak: Barack Obama's boiling point.  —  The frantic and fruitless nationwide search for the president's temper is now our sole dependable comic relief from the tragedy in the gulf.
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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:   Obama loses the Left: suddenly, it's cool to bash Barack
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Get the Waaaaaaahmbulance, stat! …
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Thomas under fire for Israel remarks  —  Longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas is coming under fire after a video circulated widely on Friday of her saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Poland and Germany.  —  The Hearst newspaper columnist …
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BBC:
BP ‘capturing half Gulf oil leak’  —  A containment cap on a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is now funnelling off 10,000 barrels of oil a day, BP's chief executive Tony Hayward says.  —  The amount has risen since Saturday, and implies more than half the estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels leaking each day is now being captured.
Discussion: Guardian and Craig Murray
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BBC:
“We will stop the leak”  —  On Sunday 6 June Andrew Marr interviewed Chief Executive of BP, Tony Hayward.  —  Please note ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ must be credited if any part of this transcript is used.  —  ANDREW MARR:  —  And so to a man I'm afraid described as “the most hated face in America” …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Emptywheel
Lauren Johnston / NY Daily News:
Rush Limbaugh to wed gal pal Kathryn Rogers today in lavish Palm Beach ceremony  —  It's wedding bells for Rush Limbaugh - for the fourth time.  —  The conservative firebrand, 59, will exchange vows Saturday in Florida with Kathryn Rogers - a blond bombshell half his age …
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Jose Lambiet / Palm Beach & South Florida …:
Rush Limbaugh married, again
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The Hill:
Incident commander says ‘right progress’ being made in Gulf spill  —  The commander of the federal government's response to the BP oil spill made the rounds on the Sunday morning news shows as reports indicated that the size of the Gulf slick had tripled in the last month and was now the size of Vermont.
Discussion: CNN
Beth Reinhard / St. Petersburg Times:
Jim Greer's lawyer says Gov. Crist okayed diversion of GOP funds  —  Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican party chairman's confidential fundraising role with the state party - according to Jim Greer's attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor's statement that he …
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. SENATE RACE: Angle takes lead in GOP primary  —  Percentage of undecided Republicans goes up  —  Continuing her stunning rise, Sharron Angle has shot into a clear lead in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, according to a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal that shows …
Washington Post:
In gulf oil spill's long reach, ecological damage could last decades  —  Snorkeling along a coral reef near Veracruz, Mexico, in 2002, Texas biologist Wes Tunnell spotted what looked like a ledge of rock covered in sand, shells, algae and hermit crabs.  He knew, from years of research at the reef, that it probably wasn't a rock at all.
 
 
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In Gulf, It Was Unclear Who Was in Charge of Oil Rig
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Intel chief nominee Clapper held disputed Iraq WMD view
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Rightists slam ‘stinking Tel Avivians’
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Employers on Strike  —  Congress keeps giving business reasons not to hire.
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