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6:40 PM ET, May 27, 2012

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Associated Press:
Report: Officer kills naked attacker chewing man's face
Discussion: pandagon.net
CBS Miami:
Miami Police Shoot, Kill Man Eating Another Man's Face
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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 …
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 …
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
New York Times:
Syria Denies Responsibility for Massacre Near Homs  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government on Sunday rejected claims that it carried out a massacre that killed more than 90 villagers, including at least 32 children, a death toll that has prompted a sharp denunciation from United Nations officials.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Martin Chulov / Guardian:
Massacre of children as Syrian forces hit rebels
Discussion: The Raw Story
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Ten Years: Ten Thoughts (plus John's)  —  It was ten years ago this weekend — ten years ago today, I think, but maybe tomorrow — that John Hinderaker went to Blogger and set up Power Line.  On Memorial Day that weekend he gave me a call and invited me to contribute.
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Tracy McVeigh / Guardian:
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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Politico:
Mitt Romney not into ‘vision thing’
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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
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama plays golf, press gets left behind
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Forty-three Catholic organizations file lawsuits against HHS mandate
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