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1:00 AM ET, May 29, 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: Doug Ross, Gawker and Capital Tonight
The Politico:
Lewd photo was hack, Weiner says  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner says social networking identity hacking is to blame for the lewd material that a conservative news website reported was sent from his Twitter and yfrog handles to an unidentified woman from Seattle, Washington.
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
A Twitter Whodunit: Big Government Posts Lewd Photo Claiming It's From Rep. Anthony Weiner  —  In what could develop into one of the most bizarre media stories in recent memory, Big Government is reporting that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) attempted to send a close-up photo — that's extreme in more ways than one — to a user via Twitter.
Discussion: Big Journalism and The Raw Story
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Judge Denies James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles' First Amendment Defense  —  James O'Keefe has had a mixed blessings week.  The IRS has granted his ridiculously hacky “investigative” group C3 (non-profit) status. … I don't know, seems to me that illegal acts like attempting to break and enter …
Discussion: The Raw Story and AmSpecBlog
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egypt Lifts Blockade, Along With the Gazans' Hopes  —  RAFAH BORDER CROSSING, Egypt — Hundreds of Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip arrived here by the busload on Saturday to pass through the reopened border into Egypt, taking the first tangible steps out of a four-year Israeli blockade.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Balloon Juice
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BBC:
Afghanistan: Suicide blast kills top police commander  —  General Daud was attending a meeting with other officials when the bomber struck, reports say  —  The police commander for northern Afghanistan has been killed in a suicide bomb attack on the provincial governor's compound in Takhar.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and FrumForum
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama's Euro paean ends  —  WARSAW, Poland - It could be called a spring fling.  —  For six days, President Barack Obama hopscotched through Europe, greeted by rapturous crowds that remain obsessed with all things Obama, from the bulletproof Cadillac that whisks him around to the kitten heels on the first lady's feet.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
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.
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 …
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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Caroline B. Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Column One: Lessons of Netanyahu's triumph
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Dave Blount / Moonbattery:
Where All Our Money Goes  —  This receipt offers an indication:
Discussion: theblogprof and Weasel Zippers
Detroit News:
GOP draft plan targets Peters, Levin
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Senate Gadfly Who Isn't Shy About Buzzing
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Elizabeth Williamson / Wall Street Journal:
Dispute Threatens Key Deals on Trade
Discussion: FrumForum
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62
Discussion: Telegraph, Mediaite, Jezebel and PopEater
Associated Press:
Bachmann notes ‘calling’ to run for president
Discussion: Hot Air and New York Magazine
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
John Edwards: A jerk, not a felon
Discussion: Don Surber and Prairie Weather