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10:25 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  —  A college student who received an obscene photo from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account says she's never met the married Queens politico - and backed his contention they're both victims of online pranksters.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Alleged Recipient Of Alleged Rep. Weiner Photo Gennette Nicole Issues Statement  —  As details slowly unfold in the Memorial Day saga of Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) social media accounts, which he says were hacked to allow the distribution of a lewd photo via Twitter …
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 …
SarahPAC:   Roll On, Rolling Thunder!
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Mixed feelings about Sarah Palin at Rolling Thunder
Discussion: The Daily Pulp, The Raw Story and TPMDC
Fox News:   Palin Appearance at ‘Rolling Thunder’ Feeds Election Speculation Fury
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.
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.
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 …
Associated Press:
Germany Will Shut Down All Nuke Plants by 2022  —  BERLIN — Gremany's governing coalition said Monday it will shut down all the country's nuclear power plants by 2022.  The decision, prompted by Japan's nuclear disaster, will make Germany the first major industrialized nation to go nuclear-free in years.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
No Sheeples Here:
This Memorial Day, Be Their Hero  —  Every Memorial Day, families and communities across the nation take time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.  There are parades and picnics and concerts in the park.  Many people today view it as simply another long weekend that marks the beginning of summer.
Discussion: Proof Positive
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Classy.  Obama Sits in Front Row and Chews Gum at Joplin Memorial Service (Video)  —  Classy as always... Obama sits in front row and chews gum during the sermon at the Joplin Memorial Service.  —  Maybe he learned this at his Trinity Church?  —  Nicorette gum?
The Atlantic Online:
A Memorial Day Look at Afghanistan: May 2011  —  Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day set aside to remember and honor those who have died in military service.  It's now been almost a decade since the start of the current war in Afghanistan, during which nearly 1,600 U.S. service members …
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Jonathan Franzen / New York Times:
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Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Can I See Your License, Registration and C.P.U.?
Voice of America:
Egyptian Court Fines Mubarak, Ex-Officials $90 Million for Telecom Shutdown
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 Earlier Items: 
Abby Phillip / The Politico:
Daniels: I could have beaten Obama
Discussion: Marbury and National Review
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Policy Adviser to Become U.S. Ambassador to Russia
Discussion: American Power and The Hill
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
GOP freshman: We don't want to repeat George W. Bush's economic record
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel