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11:15 PM ET, May 26, 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.”
Discussion: Althouse, Booman Tribune 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 …
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
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Maggie Habermanand Emily Schultheis / Politico:   Cory Booker's brand takes a hit
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
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 …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bill Maher: What Exactly Has Obama Done That Has Made Conservatives So Angry?  —  Bill Maher finally got around to Ted Nugent in his final New Rule of the night, but used the rocker's recent tirade against President Obama to ask the larger question about conservative outrage over the president.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
MUST SEE... First Pitch at Busch Stadium Becomes Marriage Proposal (Video)  —  For Love and Cardinals.  —  Spc. Will Johanson, a military policeman assigned to the 463rd Military Police Company, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, surprises his girlfriend, Shelby Fetsch, during the FOX Sports Midwest …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Joan Walsh: 'I Didn't Think it Was Possible to Get Lower Than Andrew Breitbart But His Spawn Have'  —  Salon editor Joan Walsh took a truly disgusting cheap shot at the late Andrew Breitbart Friday.  —  Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball, Walsh said, “I didn't think it was possible to get lower …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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: Hot Air and Washington Monthly
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Luke Russert, nepotist prince  —  Luke Russert is being groomed as a simulacrum of his father — but without the inspiring rags-to-riches story … Tim Russert was not the unalloyed saint of tough journalism that his celebrators describe in posthumous tributes, but he was at least …
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
John Waters Tries Some Desperate Living on a Cross-Country Hitchhiking Odyssey  —  Updated  —  An advisory to readers who may be driving on this Memorial Day weekend: If, as you travel the nation's highways, you spot a hitchhiker with a wiry build, a pencil mustache and a mischievous look in his eyes …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Florida Supervisor of Elections: Gov. Scott's Voter Purge Will Remove Eligible Voters From Rolls  —  According to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, eligible voters will be removed from the voting rolls as a result of the massive voter purge ordered by Governor Rick Scott.
New York Times:
Bloomberg Added Home No. 11 in 2011, His Tax Records Show  —  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may rule New York City, but he is also expanding his empire in Westchester County.  —  For a modest — by billionaire standards — $4.55 million, Mr. Bloomberg bought a 33-acre estate in North Salem last year …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gothamist
 
 
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Ethan Nadelmann / The Huffington Post:
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Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
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Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
A Zealous Romney Fan Becomes a Valuable Campaign Asset
Discussion: New York Magazine
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
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Byron York / Campaign 2012:
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Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
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Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter could be left off primary
Discussion: The Hill and Althouse
New York Times:
Regulators' Role at Chase Scrutinized
Discussion: Firedoglake
Robin Bravender / Politico:
Stakes high in Wisconsin's other recalls
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops
Discussion: Politico