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8:00 PM ET, May 25, 2012


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Patterico's Pontifications:
Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism  —  You're about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear.  At least, it was to me when I first heard it.  —  It's a phone call that could have gotten me killed.
KIMBERLIN FUNDERS STUNNED TO DISCOVER THEY FUND KIMBERLIN  —  A Breitbart News investigation has revealed that many of the funders of the Justice Through Music Project (JTMP), a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization of which convicted “Speedway bomber” Brett Kimberlin is a director, do not know about his criminal past.
Tiffany Gabbay /
MEET SOROS-FUNDED DOMESTIC TERRORIST BRETT KIMBERLIN WHOSE ‘JOB’ IS TERRORIZING BLOGGERS INTO SILENCE  — Drug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother) …
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Interviewing Robert Stacy McCain About Brett Kimberlin  —  Robert Stacy McCain, who blogs at RWN on occasion, has become a story himself this week.  After reporting on “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin, Stacy announced to the world that Kimberlin had been in touch with his wife's employer …
A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama  —  Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college.  Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School …
Obama and His Pot-Smoking ‘Choom Gang’  —  Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn't inhale.  —  In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham.  As a high school kid, Obama wrote …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Mike Allenand Jim Vandehei / Politico:
Obama stumbles out of the gate  —  Nothing inspires Democrats like the Barack Obama swagger — the supreme self-confidence on stage, the self-certainty in private.  —  So nothing inspires more angst than when that same Obama stumbles, as he has leaving the gate in 2012.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Mitt Romney's New BFF: Donald Trump
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump on Romney: 'He'd Buy Companies, He'd Close Companies, He'd Get Rid Of Jobs'
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz: ‘Not at all’ rethinking Bain attacks on Romney
Discussion: Reuters
Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: Mitt Romney's Moment  —  The GOP nominee explains why he thinks America is at an ‘inflection point.’  —  It's been a good week for Mitt Romney.  The polls are up, he's just off a two-day swing through Connecticut and New York, where he hauled in big donors and hard money …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Egos and Immorality  —  In the wake of a devastating financial crisis, President Obama has enacted some modest and obviously needed regulation; he has proposed closing a few outrageous tax loopholes; and he has suggested that Mitt Romney's history of buying and selling companies …
Jordan Fabian / Univision News Tumblr:
Democrat compares Romney's “Latino problem” to alcoholism
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
John Edwards / ABCNEWS:
Female Juror Flirts With John Edwards  —  Here's a riddle: What comes in group of four and is the color of French's Mustard?  —  After a week of deliberations, the four alternate jurors have become the prime distraction for the assembled press corps and spectators in the courtroom.
Mary Carmichael / The Boston Globe:
Filings add to questions on Warren's ethnic claims  —  US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard Law School had been promoting her purported Native American heritage until she read about it in a newspaper several weeks ago.  —  But for at least six straight …
Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
UNREAL!... Dem Tom Barrett Blasts GOP's War on Women Then Turns Stage Over to Gangsta Rapper for “Bitches Who Ride Me” Song (Video)  —  What's the shizzle, Tom Stizzle?  —  You just can't make this up!  —  Milwaukee Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett held a rally to recall Governor Scott Walker on May 19 at Washington Park in Milwaukee.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Wisconsin recall: DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz sees no national impact if Democrats lose
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jamie Klatell / Ballot Box:
Unions angry with Democrats over lack of help in Wisconsin governor's recall
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The facts about the growth of spending under Obama  —  (Carolyn Kaster/AP) “I simply make the point, as an editor might say, to check it out; do not buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration.  I think doing so is a sign of sloth and laziness.”
Caitlin McDevitt / Politico:
Porn stars: Clinton called us over  —  In a giggly interview with TMZ, the adult films stars photographed with Bill Clinton at a fundraising gala in Monaco on Wednesday explained how they met the former president.  —  “He kind of was looking over at us every once in awhile.  And we're huge, psycho fans of Bill.
Discussion: Power Line, Weasel Zippers and ABCNEWS
Washington Post:
In this poll:  —  The political risks of extended joblessness in the country and the financial stresses felt by many Americans are becoming clearer in President Obama's bid for another four-year term.  White voters hit by job loss over the past few years — either themselves …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hot Air, CNN and Daily Kos
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Federal Judge Rules DOMA, Tax Code Force Unconstitutional Treatment For Same-Sex Couples  —  On Thursday evening, a federal judge in California held that the Defense of Marriage Act and a provision of tax law unconstitutionally limit same-sex couples and domestic partners from participating …
Matthew O'Brien / The Atlantic Online:
5 Reasons China Might Already Be in a Recession  —  Beneath the headlines of 8 percent growth, China's economy is grinding to a halt.  It's time to worry.  —  China is a riddle wrapped in a mystery wrapped in an enigma stuffed in a black box of economic data.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Manuela D'Alessandro / Reuters:
Berlusconi party girl says masqueraded as Obama  —  (Reuters) - One of the young women who attended Silvio Berlusconi's “bunga bunga” parties told a court on Friday that she dressed up as a burlesque version of U.S. President Barack Obama to entertain the former Italian prime minister.
Discussion: New York Magazine and
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Common Sense: Replacements Limited's Stand for Gay Marriage Draws Repercussions  —  In the months leading up to North Carolina's vote this month to ban gay marriage, most of the state's business leaders were conspicuously silent.  While some executives spoke out against it as individuals …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Jon Lovett / The Atlantic Online:
The Brash Hypocrisy of Lanny Davis
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Obama Is Not That Bright  —  Barack Obama is the smartest man …
Discussion: Bookworm Room
Jean Eaglesham / Wall Street Journal:
Investigators Seek More Firepower
Discussion: naked capitalism and Firedoglake
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL
Discussion: and New York Magazine
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Professionals Pick Obama; Execs and Business Owners, Romney
Discussion: Firedoglake and ABCNEWS
Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Kerry Says Romney ‘Naive’ To Call Russia Foe Of U.S.
Discussion: The Hill and ThinkProgress
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Students will be tracked via chips in IDs
Michael G. Franc / National Review:
Is the Constitution a Republican Plot?
Robert Wargas / PJ Media:
Please, Please, Please Call Me a Racist™
John Gonzalez / WJLA-TV:
Trayvon Martin Day declared at D.C. elementary school
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
In U.S., Nearly Half Identify as Economically Conservative
Discussion: Hot Air, Politico and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
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Discussion: The Mental Recession

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Ian Youngs / BBC:
GB News fires hosts Laurence Fox and Calvin Robinson after concluding its internal investigations, and says its Dan Wootton investigation continues

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Yahoo announces that it's spinning off Vespa, its platform for applications that leverage AI and data online at scale, into an independent venture

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