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2:40 AM ET, May 26, 2011

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The Note:
Bill Clinton to Paul Ryan on Medicare Election: ‘Give me a Call’  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:  —  The day after the stunning upset in the special congressional election in upstate New York, Rep. Paul Ryan is a man under fire.  —  But ABC News was behind the scenes …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate rejects Ryan budget  —  The Senate on Wednesday resoundingly rejected a budget sponsored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that calls for significant cuts to future Medicare benefits.  —  Five Republican senators voted against the ambitious budget plan …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Senate Republicans Vote Overwhelmingly To End Medicare  —  The GOP continued its bloody walk into the Medicare buzzsaw Wednesday, when 40 out of 47 Senate Republicans voted in support of the House GOP budget, and its plan to phase out and privatize the popular entitlement program.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Five GOP senators jump ship in Ryan budget vote  —  Five Republican senators jumped ship and voted against House Republicans' 2012 budget on Wednesday.  —  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) joined four other Republican senators who'd previously announced their opposition to the budget …
Discussion: msnbc.com, Weasel Zippers and FrumForum
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
UPDATED: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Calls Radio Host Laura Ingraham A ‘Right Wing Slut’  —  Late Update [7:08 pm ET]: MSNBC has suspended Schultz for one week.  —  MSNBC host Ed Schultz is known for his hyperbolic attacks on Republicans but it looks like he may have crossed the line on his show yesterday …
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Laura Ingraham / Facebook:
Response to Ed Schultz  —  Re. the crude comments made about me by Ed Schultz on his radio program: First, I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show.  Is it only available online?  Second, I have to get back to recording the audio edition of my new book “Of Thee I Zing.”
Lauren Skowronski / nbcuniversal.presscentre.com:
STATEMENT FROM MSNBC REGARDING ED SCHULTZ  —  STATEMENT FROM MSNBC REGARDING ED SCHULTZ:  —  MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program.
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Libtalker Ed Schultz Uses Vulgarity To Attack Conservative Host  —  DEPRAV-ED  —  MSNBC'S Schultz: Laura Ingraham's ‘A Slut’  —  *** RIP: CNBC'S MARK HAINES, ONE OF THE LAST HONEST BUSINESS JOURNALISTS ***  —  *** EVENING UPDATE: MSNBC SUSPENDS SCHULTZ FOR ONE WEEK ***  —  *** BUT IS IT ENOUGH?
Alana Goodman / Commentary Magazine:
Key Jewish Donor Breaks With Obama  —  One of the most important Democratic donors in the past two decades, whose generous contributions helped pay for the DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C., has indicated that he will not contribute to President Obama's reelection campaign in 2012, because of the administration's stance on Israel.
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Anne Bayefsky / Fox News:
Obama Is the Most Hostile Sitting U.S. President In the History of Israel
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Fox Nation
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israelis See Netanyahu Trip as Diplomatic Failure
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Suspect in Shooting of Giffords Ruled Unfit for Trial  —  TUCSON, Ariz. — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Jared L. Loughner was not mentally competent to stand trial on charges of opening fire at a constituent event for an Arizona congresswoman in January, killing 6 and injuring 13.
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Jacques Billeaud / Associated Press:
Judge: Ariz. shooting suspect mentally incompetent
John Edwards / Associated Press:
Suspect in Ariz. shooting spree that wounded Rep. Giffords found incompetent to stand trial
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Have Democrats cracked the code for 2012?  —  The battle over the federal deficit hasn't flipped in favor of the Democrats.  The GOP isn't suddenly at grave risk of losing its House majority.  —  But after two years of getting pummeled over spending and the size of government …
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SpyTalk:
Gingrich wife worked for committee heavily lobbied by Tiffany  —  At the same time Tiffany & Co. was extending Callista (Bisek) Gingrich a virtual interest-free loan of tens of thousands of dollars, the diamond and silverware firm was spending big bucks to influence mining policy in Congress …
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Felix Salmon:
The Gingriches and Tiffany: When a loan becomes lobbying
New York Times:
Signs Grow That Palin May Run  —  WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin is fortifying her small staff of advisers, buying a house in Arizona — where associates have said she could base a national campaign — and reviving her schedule of public appearances.  The moves are the most concrete signals yet that Ms. Palin …
Lupe / RADAR:
California's Attorney General Launching Criminal Inquiry Into Arnold Schwarzenegger  —  The Californian Attorney General will conduct what's being termed an “inquiry” into former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's alleged misuse of tax payer funds to cover up sexual liaisons.
Discussion: Gawker, PopEater and Clusterstock
James Rosen / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Racism to blame for Obama's problems, key Democrat says  —  WASHINGTON — House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama's political problems on racism.  —  Clyburn, who's from South Carolina …
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:
There's a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says  —  You may think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens.  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) says it's worse than you've heard.  —  Congress is set to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the surveillance law as early as Thursday.
Discussion: TPMDC, Emptywheel and Cato @ Liberty
Associated Press:
AP sources: Army chief picked to head Joint Chiefs  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A general installed just last month as the Army's top officer is President Barack Obama's surprise choice to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.
David Badash / The New Civil Rights Movement:
Minnesota Governor “Vetoes” Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment (Letter)  —  Minnesota Democratic Governor Mark Dayton, in a symbolic gesture Wednesday morning, “vetoed” a proposed amendment to his state's constitution that would ban same-sex marriage.  The referendum will be put before Minnesota voters in 2012 …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and Daily Kos
The Huffington Post:
WikiLeaks Editor Julian Assange Calls Media Coverage Of Bradley Manning ‘Appalling’ … NEW YORK — WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange called out the Obama administration for its aggressive pursuit of leakers and criticized media coverage of suspected WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning during …
Discussion: WL Central, Raw Replay and The Nation
Tina Korbe / Hot Air:
EPA Administrator Confirms: No fracking water contamination  —  The spelling, however, is still in question.  Fracking?  Fraccing?  Fracing?  —  At a U.S. House Oversight Committee hearing yesterday, President Barack Obama's EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, admitted the environmental risk …
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dies Unexpectedly at Age 65  —  Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening.  He was 65 years old.  —  Haines, founding anchor of CNBC's morning show “Squawk Box,” was co-anchor of the network's “Squawk on the Street” …
 
 
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Sophie Borland / Daily Mail:
Elderly patients dying of thirst: Doctors forced to prescribe drinking water to keep the old alive …
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Dan Gainor / Media Research Center:
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John Eligon / City Room:
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