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9:15 PM ET, June 6, 2010

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The Huffington Post:
Helen Thomas Dropped By Speaking Agency, Under Fire For Remarks On Middle East  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Under fire for controversial remarks she made (and apologized for) about the status of Jews in Israel, longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas was dropped on Sunday by her speaking agency.
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Craig Crawford / Craig Crawford's Trail Mix:
With Regrets  —  I concur with the following response from my agent to Helen Thomas' lamentable remarks about Israel, and will no longer be working with Helen on our book projects.  — Craig Crawford
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 …
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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Jerusalem Post:
Iran offers escort for Gaza ships  —  Supreme leader Khamenei offers military protection for activists.  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel  —  Middle East
Nick Cohen / Guardian:
Sympathise with Israel, but not the blockade | Nick Cohen
Discussion: Harry's Place and Craig Murray
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Thad Allen: Oil Spill Fight Will Last Into Fall  —  Coast Guard Point Man for Gulf Spill Response Says Combating Oil on Many Fronts Will Be “Long-Term Campaign”  —  (CBS) Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the point man for the federal government's response to the oil spill in the Gulf …
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Political Punch:
Allen Has Ordered ‘Uninhibited Access’ to Oil Spill Operations  —  Admiral Thad Allen told me he has ordered that oil spill operations be open to the media.  The National Incident Commander for the oil spill efforts said in my “This Week” interview, “I put out a written directive and I can provide …
The Hill:
Incident commander says ‘right progress’ being made in Gulf spill
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
New York Times:
Two Arrested at Kennedy Airport on Terror Charges  —  Two New Jersey men who were bound for Somalia with the stated intention to join an Islamic extremist group and to kill American troops were arrested at Kennedy International Airport late Saturday, federal and local authorities announced on Sunday.
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NY Daily News:   Alleged plotters' words: 'I wanna, like, be the world's known terrorist.'
The Huffington Post:
New Jersey Terrorism Arrests: Two NJ Men Arrested At JFK Airport …
Glenn Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Higher education's bubble is about to burst  —  SUNDAY REFLECTIONS CONTRIBUTOR — It's a story of an industry that may sound familiar.  —  The buyers think what they're buying will appreciate in value, making them rich in the future.  The product grows more and more elaborate …
Discussion: Power Line, Instapundit and Don Surber
The Other McCain:
The International Solidarity Movement and the Rachel Corrie Death Cult  —  Back in 2003, when Charles Johnson was still able to maintain some semblance of sanity, a commenter at Little Green Footballs - no doubt long since banished - responded to the death of Rachel Corrie by dubbing her “St. Pancake.”
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Haley Staying Strong  —  Nikki Haley hasn't suffered any damage whatsoever after accusations of multiple extramarital affairs and is headed for an easy first place finish in Tuesday's Republican primary for Governor of South Carolina.  —  Haley has a 20 point lead, getting 43% of the vote.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and FITSNews
IDF Spokesperson's / Israel Defense Force Spokesperson:
Specific Flotilla Passangers Linked to Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Other Terror Organizations, 6 June 2010  —  Specific Flotilla Passengers are Active Terror Operatives Linked to Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Other Organizations  —  The following passengers on board the Mavi Marmara are known to be involved in terrorist activity.
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
Discussion: Ministry of Gossip and Advocate
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.
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Barbour Downplays Spill — ‘The Coast Is Clear, Come On Down!’  — Calls For More Drilling Before Cause Is Found  —  On Fox News Sunday today, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) continued to aggressively downplay the massive BP oil gusher, explaining that tar balls washing up on his state's beaches are …
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: Emptywheel, The Hill and Politics Daily
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BBC:
BP ‘capturing half Gulf oil leak’
Discussion: Guardian and Craig Murray
 
 
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Mark Mainz / Newsweek:
Conservative Hotties and Gender Hypocrisy: Why It's Hard to Have It Both Ways
David Barrett / Telegraph:
Civil servants feared inquiry into 7/7 bombings would focus negatively on Muslims
Discussion: Biased BBC
Stephen Clark / Fox News:
Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and JustOneMinute
Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
Whites in state ‘below the replacement’ level
Discussion: Calitics and Vox Popoli
Kathleen Lucadamo / NY Daily News:
Charles Rangel slams President Obama for being like Dick Cheney …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Crist says Greer allegations ‘absolutely untrue’
Discussion: CNN, Naked Politics and The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Intel chief nominee Clapper held disputed Iraq WMD view
Discussion: RedState, Power Line and Hot Air
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
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Discussion: Politics Daily