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9:00 AM ET, May 27, 2012

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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Liberals put the squeeze to Justice Roberts  —  In one of his characteristic conniptions about people who frustrated him, Theodore Roosevelt, progressivism's first president, said of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, “I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that.”
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Cory Booker's truth — and its consequences  —  The past several days of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's life have been painfully amusing to watch.  —  Painful because Booker, a rising Democratic star, is such a good guy.  Amusing, because rarely are Americans treated to such premier seats …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Moe Lane
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Kimberlin v. Walker Hearing Scheduled: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rockville, Maryland  —  When terrorist Brett Kimberlin was convicted of multiple felonies in 1981,  —  he could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison.  —  Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin's failed attempt …
Tim Stanley / Telegraph:
Barack Obama is facing his Jimmy Carter moment  —  As Mitt Romney closes the gap, it is 1980 all over again for the man in the Oval Office.  —  Dark horse: a short while ago, the Republican candidate Mitt Romney was not given a chance in the US election, but now the picture looks different
Discussion: hogewash
Associated Press:
Report: Officer kills naked attacker chewing man's face  —  MIAMI (AP) - A Miami police officer on Saturday fatally shot a naked man who was chewing on the face of another man on a downtown causeway off-ramp, police and witnesses said.  —  Sponsored Links  —  The Miami Herald reports …
Michelle Bauman / Catholic News Agency:
Forty-three Catholic organizations file lawsuits against HHS mandate  —  Washington D.C., May 21, 2012 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Forty-three Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country have announced religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government to challenge the Obama administration's contraception mandate.
BuzzFeed:
Meet The Weiner Truthers  —  One year later, a dogged handful still believe that Anthony Weiner was framed.  —  New York congressman Anthony Weiner resigned in disgrace a full year ago, admitting to having sent lewd photos to female fans of his on Twitter.  —  But for one corner of the Internet, Weinergate is very much not over.
Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
Number of the Week: Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits  —  49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011.  —  Cutting government spending is no easy task …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama Should Seize the High Ground  —  DURING a recent discussion in Seattle with a group of educators, one of them surprised me when she pointed out that even though their state did not win President Obama's education “Race to the Top,” that program was critical in spurring education reform in Washington State.
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Al Sharpton & Friends: Republicans See Blacks Like Hitler Saw Jews  —  MOLOTOV CROCKTAIL  —  Reverend Al: Republicans Ready To Kill African-Americans  —  It's time to take away the Reverend Al Sharpton's matches.  —  In recent days, the infamous racial arsonist has been cranking …
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
In Rarefied Sport, a View of the Romneys' World  —  As Ann Romney immersed herself in the elite world of riding over the last dozen years, she relied on Jan Ebeling as a trusted tutor and horse scout.  In her, he found a deep-pocketed patron.  —  A German-born trainer and top-ranked equestrian …
Discussion: National Review and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
Vatican confirms pope's butler arrested in embarrassing leaks whodunit  —  VATICAN CITY — The Vatican confirmed on Saturday that the pope's butler has been arrested in its embarrassing leaks scandal, adding a Hollywood twist to a sordid tale of power struggles, intrigue and corruption …
Discussion: Reuters, Hot Air and Washington Monthly
 
 
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Louis Charbonneau / Reuters:
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
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New York Times:
Bloomberg Added Home No. 11 in 2011, His Tax Records Show
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Lunch with the FT: Paul Krugman
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
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Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
A Zealous Romney Fan Becomes a Valuable Campaign Asset
Discussion: New York Magazine
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bill Maher: What Exactly Has Obama Done That Has Made Conservatives So Angry?
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Two years ago today: Obama celebrates Solyndra
Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
Johnson: Every member of Wisc. legislature received death threats [VIDEO]