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11:05 PM ET, May 19, 2011

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama ‘disrespected’ Israel, threw it ‘under the bus,’ says Romney  —  President Obama “disrespected” Israel and threw it “under the bus” in a wide-ranging speech on the Middle East on Thursday, GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney charged.  —  Romney strongly criticized Obama, who …
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New York Times:
Obama Sees '67 Borders as Starting Point for Peace Deal  —  WASHINGTON — Seeking to harness the seismic political change still unfolding in the Arab world, President Obama on Thursday publicly called for the borders prevailing before the 1967 Israeli-Arab war to be the starting point for talks …
The Atlantic Online:
Nothing New in the Idea That '67 Borders Should Guide Peace Talks (UPDATED)  —  I'm amazed at the amount of insta-commentary out there suggesting that the President has proposed something radical and new by declaring that Israel's 1967 borders should define — with land-swaps — the borders of a Palestinian state.
NationalJournal.com:
Obama: ‘The Status Quo is Not Sustainable’  —  Following is President Obama's Middle East speech, as prepared for delivery:  —  I want to thank Hillary Clinton, who has traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new landmark - one million frequent flyer miles.
The White House:
Remarks by the President on the Middle East and North Africa State Department, Washington, DC  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please, have a seat.  Thank you very much.  I want to begin by thanking Hillary Clinton …
Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
Israel Expects Obama to Take Back ‘1967 Lines’ Demand  —  Follow Israel news on and .  —  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama's mideast policy speech.  —  “Israel appreciates President Obama's commitment to peace,” the response began, curtly.
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Netanyahu Responds Icily to Obama Remarks  —  JERUSALEM — President Obama's endorsement on Thursday of using the 1967 boundaries as the baseline for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute — the first by an American president — prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel …
Discussion: Yglesias, The Lede and The Daily Dish
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Obama alters U.S. policy, tells Israel to start with '67 borders  —  In his 45-minute speech on the Middle East Thursday, President Obama spoke of his admiration for the wave of protests movements rocking the region, attempting to square U.S. interests with the democratic aspirations of an increasingly restive Arab street.
John / Power Line:
Barack Obama, Neocon?  —  President Obama delivered a speech on the Middle East at the State Department today.  If one takes it seriously, it signified—with one key exception—Obama's transformation into a virtual clone of his predecessor.  President Bush's democracy agenda …
Simon Wiesenthal Center:   SWC: Israel Should Reject a Return to 1967 ‘Auschwitz’ Borders
Josef Federman / The Republic:
Israeli leader reacting to Obama speech: West Bank pullout would leave Israel indefensible
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pawlenty: Obama's Israel proposal a ‘disaster waiting to happen’
Discussion: The Hill
The Atlantic Online:
Gingrich: I Wasn't Talking About Ryan's Plan on ‘Meet the Press’  —  Newt Gingrich said today that he wasn't referring to Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.)  Medicare plan when he uttered the words “right-wing social engineering” last Sunday — a comment that has earned the former House speaker …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich Tells Limbaugh That His Phrase ‘Right-Wing Social Engineering’ Was Not A Reference To Ryan Plan
Discussion: USA Today, Daily Kos and Yglesias
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Gingrich: ‘And By The Way, It Was Not A Reference To Paul Ryan’ (AUDIO)
The Politico:
Leaders reach Patriot Act deal
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Senate GOP filibusters Goodwin Liu  —  Senate Republicans staged the first successful filibuster of a judicial nominee since 2005 on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration on the long-stalled nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Ryan J. Reilly / TPMDC:
Cornyn: Democrats To Blame For Republican Filibuster Of Goodwin Liu
Sen. Mitch McConnell / Judicial:
Why the Senate should reject Goodwin Liu
Discussion: The Note, Balkinization and Moe Lane
People.com:
Sarah Palin's Son Track Gets Married!  —  Duane and Elizabeth Hanson, Britta Hanson, Track Palin, Sarah and Todd Palin  —  The Palin family is growing!  —  Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track, 22, recently married his high school sweetheart, Britta Hanson, 21, in a small ceremony in Hatcher Pass, Alaska.
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Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Palin: Newt Gingrich fell into ‘lamestream media’ trap  —  Sarah Palin appears on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show Wednesday.  (Fox News Channel)  —  Newt Gingrich's misstep this week was actually a double fault in Sarah Palin's eyes.  Not only did he attack his own party's proposal …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi: 'We have a plan.  It's called Medicare.'  —  “It is a flag we've planted that we will protect and defend.  We have a plan.  It's called Medicare.”  —  That's from Nancy Pelosi, who called me from Wisconsin, where she's holding events today defending Medicare in Paul Ryan's back yard.
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Wall Street Journal:
Stephen Colbert's Free Speech Problem  —  The comedian runs up against campaign-finance law in an attempt to lampoon the Supreme Court.  —  Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert, like most of his friends and allies on the left, thinks that last year's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is, literally, ridiculous.
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Judge overturns Miller decision on open special election … CARSON CITY — A District Court judge on Thursday overruled a decision by Secretary of State Ross Miller to allow any qualified candidate to run in a Sept. 13 special election to fill a U.S. House vacancy in Nevada.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitch Daniels Not Only Took ObamaCare Funds, He Pushed Similar Reforms … Mitch Daniels , Health Care Reform , Medicaid , Daniels Affordable Care Act , Daniels Obama Policy , Daniesl Obamacare , Health Care Indiana , Indiana Health Care , Mitch Daniels Health Care , Mitch Daniels Mandate , Politics News
Michael Crowley / Time:
Mr. Nice Guy  —  It was after 8 p.m. at the public library in the quiet town of Adel, Iowa, and staffers were folding up the metal chairs.  Tim Pawlenty's question-and-answer session had wrapped up some 30 minutes earlier, but a handful of voters were still here, and therefore so was Pawlenty …
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:   Morning Jay: What's Missing from the GOP Field?
Derek Wallbank / MinnPost:
What Bachmann is thinking about as she considers a run for president  —  Michele Bachmann at the 2011 Time 100 Gala ceremony in April.  —  WASHINGTON — As she mulls over a run for the White House, Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is spending time reading books about presidential campaigns …
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Huntsman thronged in N.H. debut  —  HANOVER, N.H. — Jon Huntsman's first stop on the New Hampshire campaign trail Thursday was billed as a cozy meet-and-greet at a small-town restaurant.  —  It ended up as a big media circus.  —  TV cameras and dozens of writers and photographers …
Discussion: CNN
 
 
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