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2:25 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 …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama reiterates call for 1967 borders as ‘foundation’ for talks  —  Facing criticism about his Middle East peace proposal, President Obama on Sunday reiterated his recent call to base negotiations for a Palestinian state on Israel's 1967 borders.  —  The president was quick …
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
GOP Contender Herman Cain Demonstrates Clueslessness On Middle East Policy, Confused By ‘Right Of Return’  —  Former pizza executive Herman Cain announced on Saturday in Atlanta that he is “running for the president of the United States, and I'm not running for second.”
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.”
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
King Abdullah and George Mitchell: Tough Road Ahead for Mideast Peace  —  King Abdullah II of Jordan, a key American ally and advocate of the Middle East peace process, says he does not have much hope for progress on negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians in the coming months.
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
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Bibi-Barack Chess Game
Dore Gold / Wall Street Journal:
Israel's 1967 Borders Aren't Defensible
Discussion: Israel Matzav and New York Times
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitch Daniels won't run for president in 2012  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't run for president in 2012.  (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Greg Swiercz)Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, a decision that could well throw the field open to other late entrants.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
With Mitch Daniels out, GOP looking for new 2012 option  —  Mitch Daniels's overnight decision against a presidential bid will immediately raise the volume on the low-hum grumbling among Republican insiders that they're gearing up to face President Obama with the weakest primary field in recent memory.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Daniels Decides Against Republican Presidential Bid  —  Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination, telling supporters in an e-mail message early Sunday that he decided against entering the race because of family considerations.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   Daniels bows out, will skip 2012 race
Associated Press:   Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels rules out run for the White House
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Horton's ghost haunts GOP field
Jacob Weisberg / Slate Magazine:
Fantasy Island  —  Are Republicans losing their grip on reality?  —  At a press conference last week, someone asked Chris Christie for his views on evolution vs. creationism.  “That's none of your business,” the New Jersey governor barked in response.  —  This minor incident …
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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Penelope Trunk:
Sexual harassment is going high-end
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Frank R. Lindh / New York Times:
Bin Laden's Gone.  Can My Son Come Home?  —  ON the evening of May 1, we learned that Osama bin Laden had been killed.  The following dawn, I left my house in the Bay Area to catch a bus to Oakland International Airport.  I flew to Indianapolis for a scheduled visit with my son …
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Guardian:
Our revolt is not Obama's  —  Barack Obama says he wants change …
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The Rapture aside, America's evangelical Christians deserve a little respect
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Need Therapy? A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Discussion: Althouse and Suburban Guerrilla
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
Obama: “It has always been my view that I should ask for proper authorization after the period specified by law”
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and Global Public Square
Arizona Republic:
ARIZONA POLITICS  —  Sarah Palin buys a house in north Scottsdale?
Charlie White / Mashable!:
Apple, Foxconn, Analysts React to Tragic iPad Factory Explosion
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
America's 10 Biggest Constitutional Myths
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Hullabaloo
Christina D. Romer / New York Times:
Needed: Plain Talk About the Dollar
Gabrielle Saveri / Reuters:
Broadcaster silent as “Judgment Day” hours tick by
Discussion: Slate Magazine and Don Surber
Dr. Milton R. Wolf / Washington Times:
Obamacare waiver corruption must stop
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
Fox News:
Tea Party Favorite Herman Cain Joins 2012 GOP Race
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel