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12:20 PM ET, June 6, 2010

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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
Discussion: Don Surber
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
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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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  —  Limbaugh and Rogers, joined together for life (Click on the photo for more)  —  As the stifling evening fell on The Breakers Saturday in Palm Beach, Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh tied the knot with his much younger sweetheart …
Discussion: Advocate
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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Matt Duss / Think Progress:
Thomas Has Apologized; When Will Huckabee?
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
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Crist says Greer allegations ‘absolutely untrue’  —  Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Sunday that damaging charges made against him on Saturday by a former close ally are “absolutely untrue.”  —  Former Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman Jim Greer, through his attorney …
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Emptywheel
Reuters:
Iran Revolutionary Guards ready to escort Gaza ships  —  Source: Reuters  —  Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.
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Karin Laub / The Huffington Post:
Rachel Corrie, Aid Ship, Seized By Israel With No Resistance
Discussion: Swampland
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 …
 
 
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The Hill:
Incident commander says ‘right progress’ being made in Gulf spill
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Benjamin F. Carlson / The Atlantic Online:
Nicolas Carr on the ‘Superficial’ Webby Mind
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Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Intel chief nominee Clapper held disputed Iraq WMD view
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Yoav Zitun / Ynetnews:
Rightists slam ‘stinking Tel Avivians’
Discussion: Max Blumenthal and Promised Land
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds Afghan Empire
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Doron Rosenblum / Haaretz:
Israel's commando complex
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Clay Shirky / Wall Street Journal:
Does the Internet Make You Smarter?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Wall Street Journal:
Employers on Strike  —  Congress keeps giving business reasons not to hire.
Discussion: Dean's World
TMZ.com:
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