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Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters.org:
Editor Tina Brown Slams Female GOP Primary Winners: These ‘Wingnuts’ Are a ‘Blow to Feminism’  —  Former New Yorker editor Tina Brown appeared on Thursday's Good Morning America to deride the mostly Republican women who won primaries on Tuesday as “wingnuts” and to sneer that they represent a “blow to feminism.”
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Cas / Cassy Fiano:
Fascist feminism strikes again: victorious conservative women are “a blow to feminism”  —  One would think that feminists would rejoice to see women victorious in political elections.  But today's feminism is not after equality; the movement has been hijacked by rabid fascist feminists.
Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
Shocking Video: Gaza O Gaza!  —  Muslim propaganda video.  —  h/t Star
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
SHOCKING VIDEO: Muslim Propaganda: Gaza oh Gaza  —  Arab propaganda makes you believe that there is nothing but suffering in Gaza... And billions in oil money are spent to make sure that you will continue to think this way.  Fakestinians indeed, on so many levels.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Boehner: Government—i.e. Taxpayers—Should Help Pay For Oil Spill  —  Congressional Democrats and the White House are toying with different ways to force BP to cover the costs of damages from the Gulf oil spill.  But they face stiff opposition from industry...and it seems leading Republicans.
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Jay Heflin / The Hill:
Boehner: Bush tax cuts didn't lead to the deficit
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senate Rejects Republican Effort to Thwart Carbon Limits  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican-led effort to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from curbing greenhouse gases as lawmakers road-tested arguments for a future fight over climate change legislation.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SENATE REJECTS ‘BIG OIL BAILOUT’ — BARELY.... The very idea was absurd.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Murkowski's amendment to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gases fails, 47/53
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David Weigel / Right Now:
DeMint: No, we didn't ‘plant’ Alvin Greene
New York Times:
U.S. Fury at BP Stirs Backlash Among British  —  LONDON — Spewing oil and alienating Americans with its chief executive's impolitic remarks, BP may be Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States.  But in Britain, where the company is a mainstay of the stock market and a favorite of pension funds …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Republicans play a different game —  why Murkowski tilts at windmills
Discussion: NY Post and Open Left
Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Goat spears Rep. Weiner, draws blood  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was injured by a mohair goat on Thursday during a press conference to highlight subsidies to the mohair industry.  —  The goat nicked Weiner's right hand with one of its pointy, foot-long horns, hard enough to draw blood.
Fox News:
Experts Say White House ‘Misrepresented’ Views to Justify Drilling Moratorium  —  May 26: Greenpeace protesters hold up a banner as Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar testifies before the House.  —  The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up in 2012 contests  —  Barack Obama leads all of his potential Republican opponents in hypothetical 2012 match ups, and it's becoming increasingly clear from this monthly poll that there are two tiers of GOP candidates when it comes to electability.  —  Polling close to Obama are Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.
Discussion: Hot Air
BBC:
US 16-year-old sailor found safe  —  A 16-year-old US sailor who went missing while sailing solo around the world has been found safe and well.  —  Abby Sunderland's yacht was spotted by an aerial search team in the southern Indian Ocean, midway between Australia and Africa.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Riehl World View
New York Times:
New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf  —  A government panel on Thursday doubled its estimate of the amount of oil that had gushed for weeks from the out-of-control BP well even before the latest attempt to cap it.  —  The new calculation suggested that an amount of oil equivalent …
The Politico:
Are Obama staffers overexposed?  —  When two White House aides last weekend stripped off their shirts for an afternoon of drinking with friends at a Georgetown bar, there was widespread agreement that it exposed something — beyond the pectorals of speechwriter Jon Favreau and press aide Tommy Vietor …
Discussion: TalkLeft and First Draft
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Senators fret over Big 12 collapse, explore options  —  Plains state senators fretted Thursday over a major impending realignment in college football's major conferences.  —  Lawmakers representing states with universities in the Big 12 conference urged against moves that would break up the conference …
Gabriel Beltrone / Ben Smith's Blog:
Perkins calls Daniels' truce ‘astonishing’  —  Leading conservative Tony Perkins, president of anti-abortion group Family Research Council, is pushing back against Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' suggestion that the next president might have to sideline controversial social issues to broker a “truce” focusing on fiscal problems.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner on National Review Online:
The Daniels Truce — By: Ramesh Ponnuru
Discussion: alicublog
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Primaries a win for Palin, Romney  —  All of it is part of the presidential election fallout from Tuesday's primaries in Iowa and South Carolina, two states so pivotal in the GOP nomination process that even their off-year state elections are carefully examined for their relevance to the next presidential race.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Dems' tough new immigration pitch  —  Long pilloried for being soft on illegal immigration, top Democratic officials have concluded there's only one way they can hope to pass a comprehensive immigration bill:  —  Talk more like Republicans.  —  They're seizing on the work …
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Plan Would Allow Abortions at Military Hospitals  —  WASHINGTON — The fight to allow gay and bisexual people to serve openly in the military is already drawing political blood in Washington, but tucked into the same 852-page Pentagon policy bill as the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” …
Salon:
Top Arlington officials expected to be fired  —  After Salon's yearlong investigation into Arlington's scandals, Army secretary expected to announce overhaul  —  A year-long investigation by Salon.com into the questionable management at Arlington National Cemetery is coming to a head today …
Lisa Riley Roche / Deseret News:
Sen. Bob Bennett will endorse Tim Bridgewater in GOP primary race to replace him  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, will endorse Tim Bridgewater, one of the candidates who ended his bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.  —  Bridgewater and Mike Lee defeated Bennett …
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Cato scholar jokes about using undocumented immigrants to soak up oil: 'they're very absorbent.'  —  Michael Cannon, a health policy expert for Cato, the libertarian think tank founded by Charles Koch of the oil conglomerate Koch Industries, took to Twitter today to trade jokes about the oil spill.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers  —  In English with Hebrew subtitles:  —  In Turkish with English subtitles.  —  Thanks to Aaron
Charles Hawley / Spiegel Online:
German-Jewish Boat to Challenge Israeli Blockade  —  Palestinians enjoying a water pipe while looking out into the Mediterranean Sea.  The waters off the Gaza Strip could get busy this summer.  —  A group of German Jews has stepped up efforts to send a humanitarian mission to the Gaza Strip in defiance of the Israeli sea blockade.
 
 
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David Brog / Foreign Policy:
Guilty Until Proven Guilty
Discussion: Eunomia and TPMCafe
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Marine Techie: End Gulf Oil Spill With ‘Mother of All Bombs’ (Updated)
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Linda Douglass, former Obama aide, rejoins mainstream media
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Romenesko
Mark Kinver / BBC:
EU biofuels ‘should be certified’
Discussion: Biased BBC
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here
Bloomberg:
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Pelosi considering rewriting ethics rules
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Mary Pat Flaherty / Washington Post:
400 drunken-driving convictions in D.C. based on flawed test, official says
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hit & Run
Al Gore / The Huffington Post:
Humble Oil Predicts the Future in 1962 Ad
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
General McChrystal: Kandahar operation will take longer
Chicago Sun Times:
New military heat for Mark Kirk
Discussion: Daily Kos
Art Beast / The Daily Beast:
Nikki Haley and the New Racial Face of the South
Discussion: Washington Wire
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Gibbs ducks when pressed about Obama-Hayward meeting