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5:20 PM ET, May 22, 2011


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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama elaborates on '67 lines  —  President Obama is telling AIPAC at the moment that he expected the controversy over his comments Thursday on the 1967 lines, and elaborates: … The tension here is that while Obama advanced the new framework out of “urgency” — and while perhaps …
Discussion: Washington Post
The Note:
Herman Cain Blunders on Palestinian ‘Right of Return’  —  ABC News' Sarah Burke reports:  —  President Obama's renewed Middle East policy was brought into focus for the second time this week in his speech at the AIPAC conference in Washington D.C. today.  —  Minutes before he appeared at the podium …
Discussion: National Review
The Note:
Sarah Palin Slams Obama on Israel, Wants ‘Redneck Woman’ to Be Her Ringtone  —  ABC News' Sheila Marikar reports: In a Fox News appearance Saturday night, Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama's Middle East speech and revealed that she'd like to change her cell phone ringtone to Gretchen Wilson's “Redneck Woman.”
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama reiterates call for 1967 borders as ‘foundation’ for talks
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and FrumForum
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
King Abdullah and George Mitchell: Tough Road Ahead for Mideast Peace
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:   Mitchell: Obama's stance on 1967 border does not threaten Israel
Rummelj / CNN:
State of the Union Early Bird for May 22, 2011
Discussion: BBC and Reuters
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Mitch Daniels won't run in 2012  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told supporters in a midnight email early Sunday that he is opting against a 2012 presidential run, a decision that he said ultimately came down to family concerns.  —  The decision by the former political operative and favorite …
Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't run for president
Associated Press:
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels rules out run for the White House
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   Daniels bows out, will skip 2012 race
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A Proud Day for Obama  —  Sticks to commitment to policies that will secure Israel's future, even at the expense of opportunistic attacks and political controversy.  —  Obliquely and with respect to his audience, in his speech to AIPAC today, President Obama also responded …
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
Obama doubles down: Israel needs to adopt 1967 borders, split itself into two pieces and accept a contiguous Palestinian state #aipac  —  Speaking at AIPAC this morning, President Barack Obama reiterated his call for a “sovereign, contiguous Palestinian state” using “1967 borders with mutually-agreed upon swaps”.
Erekat: Netanyahu must accept Obama peace guidelines for talks to resume  —  Chief negotiator Palestinians share the same principles laid out by U.S. President, including 1967 borders as basis for future Palestinian state.  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must accept U.S. President Obama's vision …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Elephant in the Green Room  —  The circus Roger Ailes created at Fox News made his network $900 million last year.  But it may have lost him something more important: the next election.  —  On Monday afternoon, March 28, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes summoned Glenn Beck to a meeting …
Meryl Yourish /
Live-blogging Obama at AIPAC  —  I will be live-blogging the speech.  We're in the preliminaries right now, and one of the thoughts that crossed my mind was, gee, Israel's enemies are really hating on AIPAC at this moment.  —  10:24: I think “Better together” is a good catchphrase.
Washington Wire:
Transcript of Obama's Remarks to AIPAC
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Marathon Pundit
The Atlantic Online:
Netanyahu Continues to Needlessly Alienate
The Rapture aside, America's evangelical Christians deserve a little respect  —  Last week I went to a small evangelical church in West Los Angeles to test the mood pre-Rapture.  This particular congregation did not buy the prediction by Christian broadcaster Harold Camping that the End was now …
Joel Rubin / Los Angeles Times:
Suspect in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow is in custody  —  Police this morning took into custody one of two men suspected in the opening-day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow.  —  In the aftermath of the beating at Dodger Stadium, sketches of the suspects were placed on billboards in the L.A. area.
Arizona Republic:
ARIZONA POLITICS  —  Sarah Palin buys a house in north Scottsdale?  —  Has Sarah Palin bought a house in north Scottsdale?  —  For months, rumors have circulated in Arizona political circles that the former Alaska governor and possible 2012 presidential contender either was shopping for homes in Scottsdale or had already bought one.
Matthew Yglesias / Yglesias:
Harassment Incentives  —  Penelope Trunk: … On the other hand, Steven Greenhouse reports that various kinds of harassment and assault of hotel maids are extremely common.  Is it true, after all, that a maid has “nothing to lose”?  Perhaps that would be true if the economy operated at a permanent full-employment state.
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