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4:35 PM ET, May 24, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
An Anti-Israel President  —  The president's peace proposal is a formula for war.  —  Say what you will about President Obama's approach to Israel—or of his relationship with American Jews—he sure has mastered the concept of chutzpah.  —  On Thursday at the State Department …
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The Note:
Israeli Prime Minister Gets 29 Standing Ovations in Congress, Sends Message to White House*  —  ABC's Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:  —  *UPDATE: President Obama got 25 standing ovations from Congress during his 2011 State of the Union address.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got 29 today.
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Benjamin Netanyahu wows Congress  —  POLITICO Slideshows require the Adobe Flash Player.  —  In a muscular and well-received address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the case for why his nation should not return to its pre-1967 borders …
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Rand Paul skips Netanyahu address  —  As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a warm welcome from a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) skipped out on the speech, sitting quietly at his Senate desk shuffling through papers and newspapers.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Harry Reid rebukes Barack Obama's Israel speech  —  The most powerful Democrat in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), on Monday night publicly rejected President Barack Obama's decision to use a recent speech to lay out aspects of a potential peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Jewish GOP official blasts DWS
Discussion: TPMDC and Weasel Zippers
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama friend: Israel shouldn't be political football
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Algemeiner.com:
Full Text of Netanyahu Speech to AIPAC
Discussion: Power Line and Wake up America
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  King: Giuliani ‘very close’ to joining GOP presidential race  —  Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose presidential campaign fizzled in 2008, is leaning toward another race for the White House, according to a close associate.  New York Republican Rep. Peter King …
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Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Republican Field: Is This It?  —  How's this for an impressive Republican lineup?  —  A likable former governor and TV personality; a two-term governor with an unmatched fiscal record; another former governor with the best education-reform credentials in the country; a rising star in the House …
Marc Ambinder / NationalJournal.com:
What Obama's Political Team Thinks of the Republican Field
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
For Republican Hopefuls, the Bush Primary Is Well Under Way
Discussion: Daily Kos
Paul Bedard / US News:   Giuliani Aiming to Take Down Romney in New Hampshire
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is  —  This is how President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall and laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. … It was really nice until he got the date wrong by three years.
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Telegraph:
Barack Obama lays memorial wreath at Westminster Abbey
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney, Bristol Palin, Erick Erickson and more  —  A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss's own daughter, Bristol Palin.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Don't talk to strangers, Palin edition  —  There's no more dangerous place for a political staffer than the anonymous wilds of online comments sections.  And while much of Sarah Palin's political infrastructure grew up online at Conservatives4Palin, one of her top aides, Rebecca Mansour …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Britain Is Working  —  In 1920, Winston Churchill's mother held a dinner for M. Paul Cambon to celebrate the end of his 20 years as the French ambassador to Britain.  One of the guests asked Cambon what he had seen in his two decades in London.  —  “I have witnessed an English revolution …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
David Brooks' political dream  —  David Brooks flew to London so now he's an expert on British politics, and in his New York Times column this morning, he explains why “the British political system is basically functional while the American system is not.”  Here's the crux of what makes their system so admirable in his eyes:
Discussion: Eschaton and blogs.telegraph.co.uk
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Will Dems Give Up Their Political Advantage On Medicare In Debt Limit Fight?  —  Is it possible that Democrats will squander the political advantage on Medicare that they just regained over Republicans?  It could happen.  —  At his weekly Capitol briefing with reporters Tuesday …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hullabaloo and Yglesias
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Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
GOP Rep. Rob Woodall On Medicare: Suck it up and take care of yourself
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Hullabaloo
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
At the intersection of candor, callousness, and conservatism
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Kos
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Cantor demands spending-cut ransom for Missouri aid  —  The scenes out of Joplin, Missouri, are just horrific.  The death toll from the deadliest single U.S. twister in generations stands at least 116 people, and rescue workers continue a frantic search for survivors.
Richard Eden / Telegraph:
Cannes 2011: Peter Fonda encourages his grandchildren to take up arms against President Barack Obama  —  Peter Fonda, the star of Easy Rider, says he is training his grandchildren to use rifles for a conflict with President Barack Obama.  —  Lars von Trier, who was banned from Cannes for praising Hitler …
Allen Wilson / Buffalo News:
Corwin granted court order barring certification of winner  —  Jane L. Corwin this afternoon obtained a court order from State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia barring a certification of a winner in the special 26th Congressional District race pending a show-cause hearing before him later this week.
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Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Kansas Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead For Rape: ‘I Have A Spare Tire’  —  The anti-choice tidal wave stemming from the 2010 elections has produced nearly 1,000 anti-choice bills this year alone.  When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) took office last year, he called on the state legislature to create …
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Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Steady Decline in Major Crime Baffles Experts  —  The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped significantly last year, to what appeared to be the lowest rate in nearly 40 years, a development that was considered puzzling partly because it ran counter to the prevailing expectation …
Dean Schabner / ABCNEWS:
New Doomsday: Preacher Says It's Still Coming  —  Harold Camping, the radio evangelist who predicted the apocalypse would begin Saturday, May 21, 2011, said today his understanding of God's plan was just a little off.  —  Speaking outside the headquarters of his media empire near the Oakland …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Gingrich taps former conservative Dem senator as campaign co-chairman  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) named a former conservative Democratic senator as a co-chairman of his 2012 presidential campaign.  —  Gingrich named former Georgia Sen. Zell Miller (D) and Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue …
Discussion: The Note, TPMDC, GOP 12 and Shakesville
New York Post:
Strauss-Kahn's pals bid to pay off woman's kin  —  By ORON DAN in Tel Aviv and LAURA ITALIANO and BOB FREDERICKS in NY  —  Friends of alleged hotel sex fiend Dominique Strauss-Kahn secretly contacted the accusing maid's impoverished family, offering them money to make the case go away since …
myfoxny.com:
Teens Riot In Manhattan Businesses  —  MYFOXNY.COM - It's like a flash mob gone bad.  Security footage from a Manhattan Dunkin' Donuts shows a group of youths climbing on counters, throwing chairs and throwing tables in a violent attack on workers.  —  It happened at the Dunkin' Donuts on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
‘Rock and roll dude’ eyes W.H. run  —  Another Republican is eyeing a late entrance into the presidential primary, and his name is not Jeb, Chris, Paul or Rick.  —  It's Thaddeus.  —  In an interview Monday with POLITICO, Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said he's seriously considering …
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Herman Cain: Muslim comments ‘misconstrued’  —  Herman Cain wants to correct the record: He would consider a Muslim for his cabinet or as a federal judge if he's elected president.  —  Cain's clarification comes two months after he initially said he wouldn't have any Muslim appointees …
 
 
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Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
New Issa report goes after Obama administration's energy agenda
Discussion: Hot Air and FrumForum
Edwin Mora / CNSNews:
Steny Hoyer: ‘America Is Not Broke’
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
At Well-Paying Law Firms, a Low-Paid Corner
Discussion: Above the Law, Law Blog and The BLT
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Feingold would be favorite  —  If Russ Feingold wants to return …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and JSOnline
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Is Roger Ailes Trying to Protect America From Sarah Palin?
Aaron David Miller / The Politico:
Obama's undue pressure on Israel?
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
 Earlier Items: 
Fred Wszolek / Townhall.com:
NLRB Admits Boeing Complaint Applies To Every Business & State
Discussion: Big Government
Daily Mail:
Muslim gang launched horrific attack on religious studies teacher they did not want teaching girls
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Paul Krugman:
Debt Arithmetic (Wonkish)
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
For Republicans, the list of competitive Senate primaries is getting longer
Discussion: CNN
Aharding / CNN:
Santorum getting ready to throw hat into ring
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Time to Face Reality  —  Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn't want a two state solution.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Newshoggers.com
 

 
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