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10:40 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
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?
Discussion: Clusterstock
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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 …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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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.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and 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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Karin Laub / The Huffington Post:
Rachel Corrie, Aid Ship, Seized By Israel With No Resistance
Discussion: Swampland
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.
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
Yoav Zitun / Ynetnews:
Rightists slam ‘stinking Tel Avivians’  —  Jew against Jew: Right-wing activists angry over leftist rally in Tel Aviv clash with coffee shop goers, shout insults at locals; police rush leftist activist Uri Avnery away from scene after rightists charge at him
Discussion: Max Blumenthal
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Obama loses the Left: suddenly, it's cool to bash Barack  —  Europe still worships him and Washington's Obamatrons remain smitten, but former supporters are turning on the President, writes Toby Harnden.  —  Well, at least he's still got Sir Paul McCartney.
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds an Afghan Empire  —  A security post on the road controlled by Matiullah Khan in southern Afghanistan.  He leads a private army that earns millions of dollars guarding NATO convoys.  More Photos »  —  TIRIN KOT, Afghanistan — The most powerful man …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and SWJ Blog
 
 
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Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Intel chief nominee Clapper held disputed Iraq WMD view
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Inspector General's Memo: Census Says It Hired More Workers …
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Doron Rosenblum / Haaretz:
Israel's commando complex
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
Clay Shirky / Wall Street Journal:
Does the Internet Make You Smarter?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Rough Type
Wall Street Journal:
Employers on Strike  —  Congress keeps giving business reasons not to hire.
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Tapp Lied-Polls Not Open In Garland County Today
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David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Get the Waaaaaaahmbulance, stat! …
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