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5:55 PM ET, May 27, 2012

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Associated Press:
Report: Officer kills naked attacker chewing man's face
Discussion: pandagon.net
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Rudy trashes Mitt with faint praise, cites his own ‘ego’  —  Memo to both campaigns: Beware deploying northeast mayors as surrogates on the Sunday shows.  —  This morning's Cory Booker performance comes courtesy of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who harshly criticized Mitt Romney's record …
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Chris Hayes: I'm ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Military ‘Heroes’  —  Effete: affected, overrefined, and ineffectual; see “Chris Hayes.”  OK, I appended the name of the MSNBC host to the dictionary definition.  But if ever you wanted to see the human embodiment of the adjective in action …
Patterico's Pontifications:
Brett Kimberlin Gets His Wikipedia Entry Removed  —  [UPDATE: I have heard once again from the Wikipedia editor who removed Brett Kimberlin's Wikipedia entry.  He refuses to tell me who claimed Kimberlin had been the victim of a harassment campaign.  He evidently has no regrets about his decision …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: Florida Telling Hundreds Of Eligible Citizens That They Are Ineligible To Vote  —  Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has ordered the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls prior to November's election.  But that list compiled by the Scott administration is so riddled …
Carlo Munoz / The Hill:
Pentagon has military plans ready to prevent nuclear Iran, says Panetta  —  The Pentagon has a plan ready for military action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but the United States and its allies remain focused on reaching a diplomatic solution, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
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ABCNEWS:
Full Transcript: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Discussion: CNN and Politico
ABCNEWS:
Leon Panetta Calls Pakistan Doctor's Treason Sentence ‘Disturbing’
Discussion: emptywheel
Bobby Bank / ABCNEWS:
George Will Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’  —  This morning on “This Week,” ABC News' George Will called Donald Trump a “bloviating ignoramus,” questioning why presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is associating with the real estate mogul …
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Europe's Maquina Infernal has crippled Spain  —  Spain is spiralling into the vortex of debt-deflation.  This has nothing to do with Greece.  It is not the result of fiscal extravagance over the past decade, or other such Wagnerian myths.  —  In Spain, unemployment has reached 24.4pc, or 32pc in Extremadura.
Discussion: Firedoglake and National Review
Scott Walker / CNN:
Wisconsin recall's a ‘test run,’ DNC chair says  —  Washington (CNN) - Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday classified Democratic efforts in the Wisconsin recall election as a “test run” for the presidential race.  —  “It's given the Obama for America operation …
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Martin O'Malley / CNN:
Gingrich's presidential advice: Raise money
Discussion: Politico
Gregg Re / The Daily Caller:
Media hastily erase articles about Malia Obama's appearance at One Direction concert  —  Several media outlets have again pulled or edited already-published articles about the activities of President Barack Obama's daughter, even though the stories appeared to pose no active security risk to the first family.
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.
Politico:
Mitt Romney not into ‘vision thing’  —  Mitt Romney has made it clear what he's against.  —  What he'd be for as president is another question.  —  The presumptive GOP nominee has some Republicans worried he lacks the “vision thing” that has hurt previous presidential candidates …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Tim Stanley / Telegraph:
Barack Obama is facing his Jimmy Carter moment
Discussion: hogewash
 
 
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Martin Chulov / Guardian:
Massacre of children as Syrian forces hit rebels
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Afghan women leaving over Taliban fears
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Facebook Illusion
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Facebook Caliphate  —  So how's that old Arab Spring going?
Discussion: Theo Spark and The Jawa Report
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Murray: Lawmakers 'weren't prepared' to deal with veterans' issues
Discussion: Politico
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Lugar not planning ‘active campaign’ in support of Mourdock's Senate bid
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Washington Examiner:
Green energy jobs far short of Obama goal
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BBC:
Lady Gaga Indonesia concert cancelled
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Associated Press:
Warning signs for Obama on path to electoral votes
Discussion: 2.0: The Blogmocracy
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama plays golf, press gets left behind
Discussion: Moe Lane
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
In Rarefied Sport, a View of the Romneys' World
Michelle Bauman / Catholic News Agency:
Forty-three Catholic organizations file lawsuits against HHS mandate
Discussion: American Thinker