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6:15 PM ET, May 20, 2011

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The Atlantic Online:
Dear Mr. Netanyahu, Please Don't Speak to My President That Way  —  For whatever reason, I tend to react strongly when a foreign leader disrespects the United States, and its President.  I didn't like it when Hugo Chavez of Venezuela insulted President Bush; I don't like listening to Hamid Karzai …
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Ynetnews:
Behind the scenes: Obama snubs Netanyahu  —  Sources privy to political atmosphere prior to US president's Mideast policy speech say tension between White House, Jerusalem hit new high  —  Ynet  —  The cold relationship between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama and Netanyahu, Distrustful Allies, Meet  —  WASHINGTON — As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel heads to the White House on Friday for the seventh meeting since President Obama took office, the two men are facing a turning point in a relationship that has never been warm.
Reuters:
Divisions Clear as Netanyahu and Obama Discuss Peace
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Carney downplays tension between Obama, Netanyahu
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Hatch condemns Obama's stance on Israel border, plans disapproval measure
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jeff Dunetz / YID With LID:
SLAM!! Bibi Diplomatically “Slaps” Obama During White House Press Op
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Verum Serum
Nathan Diament / The Politico:
Don't just talk about Israel
Discussion: CNN, Wonkette and Crooks and Liars
Associated Press:
No budging as Obama, Netanyahu talk at WH following president's challenge to Israel on peace
Discussion: CBS News, PolitickerNY and FrumForum
Rasmussen Reports:
71% Say Middle East Peace Agreement Must Recognize Israel's Right to Exist
The Atlantic Online:
The Rapture Is Not Saturday — It's Tonight  —  Doomsday prophet Harold Camping tells The Atlantic what to expect when the end of the world begins  —  LOS ANGELES — In his relentless study of the Bible, 89-year-old Oakland-based Harold Camping has seen the signs.  You may have also seen them recently.
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Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Make My Bed?  But You Say the World's Ending  —  The Haddad children of Middletown, Md., have a lot on their minds: school projects, SATs, weekend parties.  And parents who believe the earth will begin to self-destruct on Saturday.  —  The three teenagers have been struggling to make sense …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
For First Time, Majority of Americans Favor Legal Gay Marriage  —  Republicans and older Americans remain opposed  —  PRINCETON, NJ — For the first time in Gallup's tracking of the issue, a majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages.
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Orbitz Snubs Media Matters' ‘Drop Fox’ Campaign: 'We Aren't Going To Engage In That Fight'  —  The effort by liberal media watchdog group Media Matters to convince half a dozen leading national advertisers to pull their dollars from the Fox News Channel got a high-profile snub Thursday when Orbitz …
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Orbitz Backs Fox News Channel Amid Media Matters' ‘Smear Campaign’
Discussion: Big Journalism
TMZ.com:
Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident  —  Macho Man Randy Savage — one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time — died today in a car accident in Seminole, Florida ... TMZ has learned.  —  TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack …
New York Times:
At I.M.F., Men on Prowl and Women on Guard  —  WASHINGTON — It is an international island in the midst of the American capital, a sharp-elbowed place ruled by alpha male economists.  The days are long, and employees are regularly pressed together for weeks on end during overseas “missions.”
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John Eligon / New York Times:
Strauss-Kahn Is Released from Jail
Dana Bash / CNN:
Washington (CNN) — President Obama may be on the brink of breaking the law.  —  At issue: The 1973 War Powers Act, which says if the president does not get congressional authorization 60 days after military action, the mission must stop within 30 days.  —  The president formally notified Congress …
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Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:   Breaking news: War Powers Act first to be Raptured
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Transcript: Exclusive Interview With Jon Huntsman  —  I sat down for an exclusive interview with Jon Huntsman yesterday.  Here is the full transcript and CLICK HERE for the full story.  —  George Stephanopoulos: Governor, thanks for doing this.  —  Jon Huntsman: It's an honor.
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Mitch Daniels knocked in head at gym  —  An accident at the gym left Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels with 16 stitches on his forehead on Friday, his office announced.  —  Daniels, who is weighing a run for the White House, was standing near a door at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis …
Discussion: CNN, The Note and Freedom's Lighthouse
CourierPostOnline.com:
Cherry Hill student's challenge to Tea Party champion Michele Bachmann prompts ‘threats’  —  A Cherry Hill High School East sophomore who challenged Tea Party champion Michele Bachmann to a constitutional debate says she is concerned for her personal safety.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Roger Ailes responds to Chris Matthews' ‘Pathetic’ comment about Sarah Palin  —  Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes is responding to a shot Chris Matthews fired his way on his show last night.  —  After playing a clip of Sarah Palin discussing Newt Gingrich on Fox News, Matthews said, “This is so pathetic, watching her on television.
Discussion: Mediaite
JSOnline:
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds life without parole for young teen  —  By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel  —  Omer Ninham was just 14 when he was part of a gang that threw a 13-year-old Hmong boy to his death from the top of a Green Bay parking garage in 1998.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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New York Post:
Giving too much license to cops
Discussion: National Review
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Palin: ‘I do have the fire in my belly’  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) hasn't decided whether to run for president, but she insisted Thursday she has the “fire in my belly” to do it.  —  Fox News's Greta van Susteren asked Palin, who has provided few hints about her decision-making process …
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Fox News:
Palin Has the ‘Fire in Her Belly’ for Possible White House Run, But ...
Discussion: Gothamist
Inside Higher Ed:
Comments on Red Grader, Blue Grader  — The article doesn't say whether or not the researchers controlled for differences across departments.  I'm sure there are some departments with greater percentages of Republican-leaning professors than others, and perhaps classes in those departments tend …
Discussion: Gawker and Unqualified Offerings
Jason Clayworth / Iowa Caucuses:
Newt Gingrich's ringtone: ‘Dancing Queen’  —  Ames, Ia.  - Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich briefly stopped a campaign event here to shut off his phone as his ringtone sounded ABBA's “Dancing Queen.”  —  Gingrich today in Ames.  —  The song is from the musical “Mamma Mia.”
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Steele in talks to join MSNBC  —  Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is in negotiations with MSNBC to be a political analyst, according to sources.  —  Steele would be a prominent Republican voice on a network known for its liberal television hosts.
Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Romney's Evangelical Problem  —  Mike Huckabee's exit from the race makes it more imperative for Mitt Romney to increase his appeal among evangelicals.  —  Mike Huckabee, judging by the early opinion polls, would have been among the most formidable challengers to Mitt Romney …
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Leading GOP Budget Hawk at Odds with Republican Leaders
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