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11:40 AM ET, May 30, 2011


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Gennette Cordova / NY Daily News:
Statement from Gennette Cordova, student who was sent lewd Twitter photo from Rep. Weiner's account  —  Friday evening I logged onto Twitter to find that I had about a dozen new mentions in less than an hour, which is a rare occurrence.  When I checked one of the posts that I had been tagged …
New York Post:
Weiner goes to great lengths  —  By S.A. MILLER in Washington, DC and SALLY GOLDENBERG and LEONARD GREENE in NY  —  US Rep. Anthony Weiner yesterday spent the day on the grill after a lewd photo purporting to be of him was sent to a pretty Seattle coed from his Twitter account — but the young woman insisted a stalker was the culprit.
Discussion: Verum Serum and FrumForum
NY Daily News:
Student who got lewd pic from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account denies she's his mistress
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Congressman Says Hacker Sent Lewd Photo Using His Name
Discussion: Althouse, Don Surber and Balloon Juice
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Alleged Recipient Of Alleged Rep. Weiner Photo Gennette Nicole Issues Statement
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Rep. Weiner Still Claims Twitter Account Hacked; Big Questions Remain
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Palin Family Tours Washington ‘Incognito’  —  Sarah Palin and her family sneaked out in Washington on Sunday night for what she called an “incognito” tour of the national monuments, having successfully created a media frenzy and then ditched the press.  —  Details of the visit …
Discussion: Althouse and The Daily Caller
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Palin's Path May Be Unclear, but Her Ride Is Revved Up  —  WASHINGTON — For sheer mastery of celebrity theater, Sarah Palin cannot be beat.  —  Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, let the anticipation build for hours on Sunday in the Pentagon's North Parking Lot, where thousands of bikers …
Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Sarah Palin Joins Bikers for ‘Ride to Freedom’
SarahPAC:   Roll On, Rolling Thunder!
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Pawlenty should rethink the ‘doofus’ line  —  Tim Pawlenty talked to CNN the other day, and raised a line of attack I hadn't heard him make before. … It's a strange pitch, and not just because of Pawlenty's apparent willingness to refer to the president as a “doofus.”
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Against Learned Helplessness  —  Unemployment is a terrible scourge across much of the Western world.  Almost 14 million Americans are jobless, and millions more are stuck with part-time work or jobs that fail to use their skills.  Some European countries have it even worse: 21 percent of Spanish workers are unemployed.
David W. Blight / New York Times:
Forgetting Why We Remember  —  MOST Americans know that Memorial Day is about honoring the nation's war dead.  It is also a holiday devoted to department store sales, half-marathons, picnics, baseball and auto racing.  But where did it begin, who created it, and why?
Frank Newport / Gallup:
U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans Give Obama Lower Marks  —  Younger, active-duty military less likely to have an opinion on Obama either way  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama's job performance …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
What the media establishment refuses to understand  —  It was quite a roundtable on “Meet the Press” yesterday.  Viewers got to see a Republican strategist, a conservative pundit, a conservative Democrat, and an ostensibly center-left columnist who thinks that Democrats are big meanies when it comes to Medicare.
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
George Will: Everyone Knows Sarah Palin Should Not Be Trusted With Nuclear Weapons  —  With Sarah Palin fever sweeping across the media again, persistent Palin critic and conservative commentator George Will clearly was not excited by the speculation surrounding her potential run for President.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Memorial Day: The War in Iraq  —  How to commemorate those who have laid down their lives for their country?  Memorial Day wasn't much of an issue in my childhood.  100 years after the Civil War, most white Southerners still considered this a Yankee holiday.
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
Romney and health care: In the thick of history  —  The former governor has faced a fusillade from the right for the plan they call RomneyCare.  But a look back at the birth of the Mass. law shows why he can't, and won't, back away.  It was an amazing political feat, and no one's role was bigger than his.
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Iowa Republicans worry about their relevance in the 2012 presidential election
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Fiona Harvey / Guardian:
Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Times
Associated Press:
Germany Will Shut Down All Nuke Plants by 2022
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Jonathan Franzen / New York Times:
Liking Is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts.
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A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

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Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

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