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10:00 AM ET, May 27, 2011

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DNC chairwoman doesn't drive American  —  The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) appears to drive a foreign car, despite criticizing Republican presidential candidates for supposedly favoring foreign auto manufacturers.  —  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) …
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
DNC chairwoman supports U.S. auto industry so much she owns a Japanese car  —  Oh, how embarrassing.  —  Like roll-up-the-tinted-windows-and-slouch- down-in-your-seat embarrassing.  —  The new chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee was criticizing Republicans who opposed President Obama's bailout …
Paul Bedard / US News:
New DNC Boss Calls GOP ‘Anti-Women’  —  In an emotional assault on the Republicans, new Democratic Party Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz today called the GOP agenda “anti-women” and “a war on women” that will backfire on Republicans in the 2012 election and provide a cushion for President Obama's re-election bid.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
DNC Chair: Republicans Are Waging a ‘War on Women’
Discussion: LifeNews.com, TPMDC and AmSpecBlog
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Medicare and Mediscares  —  Yes, Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a sore loser.  Why do you ask?  —  To be sure, Mr. Ryan had reason to be upset after Tuesday's special election in New York's 26th Congressional District.  It's a very conservative district …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Matt Miller / Washington Post:
Wait! Paul Ryan has a point
The Note:
Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ  —  ABC's Emily Friedman (@abcemily) reports: After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney sat down with small business owners at Gino's East, a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.  —  Not wanting any of the leftover slices …
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Julian Sanchez / Cato @ Liberty:
Manufactured Panic over Patriot Act
Bloomberg:
U.S. Congress Passes Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Disaster aid under new scrutiny
Discussion: OpEdNews and FrumForum
Brendan Greeley / Business Week:
Tyler Cowen, America's Hottest Economist  —  The George Mason University professor has written a bestseller, The Great Stagnation, keeps an influential blog, and reads way too many books  —  Tyler Cowen sits with a cranberry juice and a pile of books he no longer intends to read.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Palin creates buzz but rivals bet she won't run  —  Chief Political Correspondent Follow Him @ByronYork  —  “The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president,” says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney.  “She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician.
Discussion: The Note
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
What Obama did to Israel  —  Every Arab-Israeli negotiation contains a fundamental asymmetry: Israel gives up land, which is tangible; the Arabs make promises, which are ephemeral.  The long-standing American solution has been to nonetheless urge Israel to take risks for peace …
The Hill:
GOP forces Senate pro-forma session, blocking Warren recess appointment  —  GOP opposition is preventing the Senate from completely adjourning for the Memorial Day recess.  —  GOP opposition is preventing the Senate from completely adjourning for the Memorial Day recess.
B. Daniel Blatt / GayPatriot:
Barney admits helping his partner get a job at Fannie Mae in 1990s  —  Back in the George W. Bush era, Barney Frank, either in his role as a senior member or Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, was one of the Congress's biggest cheerleaders for Fannie Mae, the Government Sponsored Enterprise …
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Dave Wedge / Boston Herald:
Barney Frank knocked on his Fannie
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
In 2012 campaigns, spoilers from the Tea Party worry GOP  —  The Democrats' upset victory in New York's special election Tuesday shows that Tea Party candidates could prevent Republicans from winning the White House and Senate, GOP senators say.  —  Political analysts interpret Kathy Hochul's …
James Zilenziger / CNSNews:
$500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids ‘Sit Still’ in Kindergarten  —  (CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the administration's new $500 million early learning initiative is designed to deal with children …
Ed Rogers / Washington Post:
Huntsman-Bachmann in 2012!  —  Former governor and ambassador Jon Huntsman is an articulate, attractive, cerebral, urbane internationalist.  He's a proven conservative with a reassuring, moderate tone and a model family.  His vast experience in state and federal government …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Economy Is Wavering.  Does Washington Notice?  —  The latest economic numbers have not been good.  Jobless claims rose last week, the Labor Department said on Thursday.  Another report showed that economic growth at the start of the year was no faster than the Commerce Department initially reported …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Calculated Risk
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Allen West Suggests Anti-War Congressmen Should ‘Get Shot At A Few Times’  —  In the wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the House came closer than it ever has to voting for an end to the war in Afghanistan today when a bipartisan amendment that would have required President Obama …
John DiStaso / unionleader.com:
Romney to formally announce run for President in NH on June 2  —  MANCHESTER _ Emphasizing the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary state to his campaign, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will formally announce his candidacy for President in New Hampshire next Thursday, June 2.
Discussion: The Politico and FrumForum
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House defeats effort to scale down Afghan war in close 204-215 vote  —  The House on Thursday narrowly shot down an amendment to scale back military operations in Afghanistan.  —  In a close 204-215 vote, the House rejected a bipartisan amendment from Reps. James McGovern (D-Mass.) …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Booman Tribune and FrumForum
The Note:
John Edwards Meets Privately with Bunny Mellon, Potential Witness in Cover Up Case  —  ABC's James Hill reports: John Edwards, while facing looming criminal indictment, spent the afternoon in Upperville, Virginia, visiting one of the key players in the alleged scheme to cover-up his affair.
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and Ben Smith's Blog
Meghan Daum / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's fast brain vs. slow mouth  —  It's not that the president can't speak clearly; he employs the intellectual stammer.  —  President Obama speaks on U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa at the State Department Thursday.  (Jason Reed, Reuters)
Discussion: Daily Kos and Opinion L.A.
 
 
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