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8:25 PM ET, May 22, 2011


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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.”
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 and Taylor Marsh
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 …
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 Atlantic Online:
Netanyahu Continues to Needlessly Alienate  —  Like many of you, I watched the Prime Minister of Israel publicly lecture the President of the United States on Jewish history with a mixture of shock, amusement and bewilderment.  (From the expression on the President's face, I would assume he was mostly feeling annoyance.)
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.”
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 …
Washington Wire:
Transcript of Obama's Remarks to AIPAC  —  Here is the White House transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference:  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Good morning.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.
Meryl Yourish /
Live-blogging Obama at AIPAC
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama reiterates call for 1967 borders as ‘foundation’ for talks
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and FrumForum
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:   Mitchell: Obama's stance on 1967 border does not threaten Israel
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
King Abdullah and George Mitchell: Tough Road Ahead for Mideast Peace
Daniel Leblanc / Globe and Mail:
Ottawa won't back Obama's Mideast peace proposal
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 …
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 …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitch Daniels won't run for president in 2012
Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't run for president
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
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.
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Carter: I'm the superior former President  —  Guess which former President is Jimmy Carter's favorite?  Three guesses: … Apparently, even Carter realized a little later how bad that sounded.  He contacted NBC to amend his remarks to say that his role with a non-profit organization gave him “superior opportunities to do good.”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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