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3:40 AM ET, May 23, 2011


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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama double downs at AIPAC  —  The president just finished speaking to a packed convention room at the AIPAC policy conference.  He was not booed when he entered; most stood and offered brief applause.  Still, the crowd during the speech had long periods of stony silence …
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.”
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
OBAMA BOOED AT AIPAC (Video)  —  They just introduced Barack Obama at AIPAC 2011.  He was met with boos.  —  Barack Obama was met with cheers and boos at AIPAC 2011 this morning.  The far left president last week proposed that Israel turn over the Holy Land to the Hamas-Fatah terror alliance.
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.)
TEXT: Obama's AIPAC Speech  —  REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE 2011  —  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Good morning.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Please, have a seat.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A Proud Day for Obama  —  Sticks to commitment to policies …
Discussion: Washington Post
Erekat: Netanyahu must accept Obama peace guidelines for talks to resume
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama elaborates on '67 lines
Discussion: Hot Air, American Power and The Hill
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
King Abdullah and George Mitchell: Tough Road Ahead for Mideast Peace
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama reiterates call for 1967 borders as ‘foundation’ for talks
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and FrumForum
New York Times:
Daniels Is Out, in Another Jolt to G.O.P. Field  —  WASHINGTON — The announcement Sunday by Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana that he would not run for the Republican presidential nomination ended one major chapter of uncertainty in the race but ignited new debate over whether the current field contains …
The Politico:
Behind the Daniels family veto  —  On Friday, the pieces were coming together nicely for a Mitch Daniels-for-president campaign.  Some top potential staffers were told they would have a job, and to keep their powder dry just a little bit longer.  Several Washington Republicans expected a declaration in the next few days.
Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't run for president
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 …
Neil Rosekrans / StateBrief Blog:
Pictures of Sarah Palin's Rumored Scottsdale House  —  Photos of Rumored Palin Arizona House  —  The rumors are still just rumors and we don't know for sure yet whether or not Sarah Palin and family have purchased a North Scottsdale house.  The paper trail says that the property in question …
Militants Storm Naval Air Base in Pakistan  —  A gun battle is raging at a Pakistani naval air base in Karachi five hours after terrorists stormed the premises with rockets and grenades targeting surveillance aircraft provided by the United States.  —  “They have captured one building …
Discussion: BBC
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast  —  CHICAGO — The Windy City is preparing for a heat wave — a permanent one.  —  Climate scientists have told city planners that based on current trends, Chicago will feel more like Baton Rouge than a Northern metropolis before the end of this century.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
Former U.S. congresswoman McKinney speaks on state TV in Libya  —  (CNN) — A former U.S. congresswoman slammed U.S. policy on Libyan state TV late Saturday and stressed the “last thing we need to do is spend money on death, destruction and war.”  —  The station is fiercely loyal …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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