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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
White House denies Kristol flotilla investigation claim
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Obama White House cavalier toward technology policies aimed …
Discussion: Hot Air
Doug Sovern / Sovern Nation:
Run Jerry Run  —  I ran into Jerry Brown the other day.  Or, rather, he ran into me.  Literally.  —  I was out for a bike ride in the Oakland hills and stopped at Redwood Regional Park to fill up my water bottle.  Suddenly, up jogs Jerry, in his sweats, chugging along the trail.
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First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: Pelosi on the midterms
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters.org:
Editor Tina Brown Slams Female GOP Primary Winners: These 'Wingnuts …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Brown: Whitman is like Goebbels for having political ambitions, or something
Discussion: Sovern Nation
David Brooks / New York Times:
Prune and Grow  —  Sixteen months ago, Congress passed a stimulus package that will end up costing each average taxpayer $7,798.  Economists were divided then about whether this spending was worth it, and they are just as divided now.  —  The president's economists ran the numbers through …
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
One of my favorite David Brooks columns
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Ezra Klein
Philip Shenon / The Daily Beast:
Pentagon Manhunt  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange.  Philip Shenon reports.  —  Pentagon investigators are trying to determine …
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Brown Defends Vote To Block The EPA From Regulating Carbon By Calling It ‘A Non-Governmental Agency’  —  Yesterday, the Senate voted 53-47 to block Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) resolution that would have stripped the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its power to regulate carbon emissions.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
‘Saint Sarah’ on Newsweek cover — Eric Cantor unveils new message in Detroit today — Roger Simon returns — Linda Douglass to Atlantic Media — World Cup kickoff, 10 a.m.  —  MORNING JOE is live on the beach in Pensacola, Fla., ahead of President Obama's Monday visit.
Discussion: NPR, The Page and Daily Kos
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The myth of Iran's ‘isolation’  —  In announcing the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, President Obama stressed not once but twice Iran's increasing “isolation” from the world.  This claim is not surprising considering that after 16 months of an …
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D'Arcy Doran / Agence France Presse:
Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel is ‘doomed’
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama BP gambit could fall short  —  The Obama administration's latest anti-BP volley is a call on the oil giant to pay up big time — not just for economic damages from the Gulf spill but also for lost wages of workers idled by the president's drilling moratorium.
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Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Exposure lifts 3 GOP presidential prospects: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich  —  Meet Iowa's most popular 2012 GOP presidential prospects: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.  —  Others though, aren't as popular.  —  That means if Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels …
Michael Memoli / The Swamp:
Obama: Economic plan is working  —  President Obama this morning urged passage of his proposals to stimulate hiring by small businesses through tax credits and lending incentives, arguing that such measures are partly responsible for economic recovery over the past few months.
Discussion: The Hill and D.C. Now
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama urges passage of new small-business legislation
Discussion: CNN
Michael A. Cohen / The New Republic:
All Silent on the Lefty Front  —  Why haven't progressives mounted more of a challenge to the war in Afghanistan?  —  Earlier this month, the Pentagon released a 151-page report outlining the increasingly grim situation in Afghanistan.  The paper highlighted the Afghan government …
Discussion: Abu Muqawama
Dawn Johnsen / Washington Post:
Restoring leadership and integrity to the Office of Legal Counsel  —  In 2004, the leak of a controversial memo on the use of torture catapulted the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel into the spotlight.  Fallout and debate continue, including in the context of my nomination — withdrawn this spring — to head this office.
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Gay Couples Gain Under Violence Against Women Act
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Roger Simon makes his return  —  Since last Oct. 9, POLITICO readers have endured a hardship: the absence of Roger Simon's columns.  Happily, that ends today and Simon's POLITICO family is delighted to welcome him back.  —  The return of Ask Dr. Politics!  —  Q: Where have you been?  It's been months.
Discussion: NPR Topics and The Awl
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here  —  Official who oversaw ballots in 2008 race says hospital birth certificate non-existent  —  A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Mediaite
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Billions for ‘green jobs,’ whatever they are  —  Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a “notice of solicitation of comments” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor.  —  “BLS is responsible for developing and implementing the collection …
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
THE HEARTBREAKING TRUCE  —  I received an astonishing email today from a concerned friend who has been very influential in the fight to end the scourge of abortion.  —  Apparently, a 2012 Republican presidential prospect in an interview with a reporter has made the suggestion that the next President …
Discussion: The Page
Wall Street Journal:
‘We Are Totally Unprepared’  —  Nine years after 9/11, a chilling complacency about WMD attacks.  —  The most important overlooked story of the past few weeks was overlooked because it was not surprising.  Also because no one really wants to notice it.  The weight of 9/11 and all its implications …
Discussion: alicublog
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pelosi: We'll stop blaming Bush when problems go away  —  Democrats will keep blaming George W. Bush until the problems from his administration end, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  —  In an interview with MSNBC, Pelosi said congressional Democrats feel justified in blaming the Bush administration …
Michael Smerconish / Washington Post:
On cable TV and talk radio, a push toward polarization  —  Any conversation about political polarization would be incomplete without a look at the media's role in shaping opinions.  From my view on the front lines, I have seen a rapid escalation of extreme dialogue — sadly, something sure to guarantee high ratings.
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 …
John O'Connor / The State:
GOP rebukes Knotts for Haley slur  —  Lexington County Republicans voted to rebuke state Sen. Jake Knotts and ask him to resign his office after he used a racial slur last week against state Rep. Nikki Haley.  —  Both lawmakers are from Lexington County and the dispute was a feud between old guard Knotts …
Discussion: Politics Daily and The Hill
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.
Paul Krugman:
Dealing With Chermany  —  So here's where we are: China has done nothing to change its policy of massive currency manipulation, and its exports are surging.  Meanwhile, Europe is going wild for fiscal austerity.  Angela Merkel says that budget cuts will make Germany more competitive — but competitive against whom, exactly?
Jana Winter / Fox News:
With Revolutionaries ‘Looking On,’ Teachers Take Kids on a Protest Trip to Arizona  —  May 28: Jose Lara, a social studies teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, took students on an overnight “freedom ride” to Phoenix to protest what he called the “racist and outrageous” new immigration law in Arizona.
 
 
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Pope Pleads for Forgiveness Over Abuse Scandal
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Retail sales fall but consumer sentiment strong
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Obama, Dems can't put blame genie back in the bottle
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
James Carville Bashes Fareed Zakaria: ‘I Wanted to Hit Him With a Football Bat’
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An Early Campaign Gaffe Makes a Non-Issue Big
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Chaos at Arlington Cemetery: Mismarked graves, dumping of urns
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Under Pressure, Teachers Tamper With Test Scores
 

 
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