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10:30 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  —  Top official in Foreign Ministry says Turkish demand for an official apology was mainly an excuse to allow Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's to cut diplomatic ties with Israel.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Hot Air
Namik Tan / Washington Post:
Israel owes Turkey an apology for flotilla attack
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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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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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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
 
 
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Israel's commando complex
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Does the Internet Make You Smarter?
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Wall Street Journal:
Employers on Strike  —  Congress keeps giving business reasons not to hire.
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David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Get the Waaaaaaahmbulance, stat! …
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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
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