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5:05 PM ET, May 28, 2011

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Publius / Big Government:
Weinergate: Congressman Claims ‘Facebook Hacked’ as Lewd Photo Hits Twitter  —  Hacked or hung?  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9″) finds himself in a late night online pickle.  —  This evening a photo surfaced on Congressman Weiner's yfrog account and in his verified Twitter timeline of a man in his underwear with an erection.
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Stranahan / Patterico's Pontifications:
Rep. Anthony Weiner Selectively Edits Himself  —  I'm one of those people who thinks sex scandals are funnier when they happen to Republicans.  Sorry, I do.  But this one is too funny.  Anthony Weiner is a real favorite of a lot of Democrats because he's not afraid to put it out there.
Discussion: Ironic Surrealism
Daoud Tyler-Ameen / NPR:
Gil Scott-Heron, Poet And Musician, Has Died  —  Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported.  He was 62.  The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62  —  Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him a notable voice of black protest culture …
Discussion: Telegraph, Mediaite, PopEater and Jezebel
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Don't Scorn Paul Ryan  —  I hadn't realized until I met him on Tuesday that Paul Ryan had been a protégé of Jack Kemp.  But the minute I heard him talking about his late mentor, everything suddenly made sense.  —  Kemp — the former pro football quarterback …
Associated Press:
Aunt: Will Norton Missing After Graduation Dies  —  JOPLIN, Mo. — A teenager believed to be ejected or sucked from his father's car on the way home from graduation in the massive Joplin tornado last week is dead.  —  Will Norton's aunt, Tracey Presslor, said Saturday that the family received confirmation …
Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output  —  CATARINA, Tex. — Until last year, the 17-mile stretch of road between this forsaken South Texas village and the county seat of Carrizo Springs was a patchwork of derelict gasoline stations and rusting warehouses.
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Unimpressed By Palin's Bus Tour, Pawlenty Goes After Obama: ‘Any Doofus Can Go To Washington’  —  After rolling out his campaign infrastructure with an elaborate video and a gaffe or two, Tim Pawlenty is going negative, mildly, and with polls showing almost anyone but Pawlenty …
First Read / msnbc.com:
Rolling Thunder: Sarah Palin not invited  —  By Andrea Mitchell and Lauren Stephenson, NBC News  —  WASHINGTON — One day after Sarah Palin announced her bus tour, a group sponsoring a Memorial Day weekend event she plans to attend said they never invited her.  —  “She wasn't invited.
Detroit News:
GOP draft plan targets Peters, Levin  —  Proposal redraws lines of Dem-controlled 9th, 12th Districts  —  Washington— U.S. Reps. Gary Peters and Sander Levin would end up in the same congressional district under a redistricting map Republicans are reviewing that was obtained by The Detroit News.
Discussion: The Hill
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
A Coming Arab Winter?  —  The Fatah-Hamas deal may presage a new Iranian approach to the Middle East.  —  It can't give many Americans much lasting pleasure that the Israeli prime minister humbled our commander in chief this week on his home turf.  To be sure, a president who seems …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and FrumForum
 
 
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BBC:
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Elizabeth Williamson / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: FrumForum
Associated Press:
Bachmann notes ‘calling’ to run for president
Discussion: Hot Air and New York Magazine
The Atlantic Online:
Once Again, We Cannot Pay For Social Security By Ending the Bush Tax Cuts on High Earners
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
 Earlier Items: 
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
John Edwards: A jerk, not a felon
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Don Surber
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
By blocking its leader, GOP constrains consumer bureau
Discussion: RedState, Reuters and naked capitalism
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Iran reportedly aiding Syrian crackdown
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Glenn Hubbard / Financial Times:
Forget the debt ceiling and focus on debt