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12:00 PM ET, May 28, 2012

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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
SWATting the Ericksons  —  Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.  —  Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.
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Michelle Malkin:
A post-Brett Kimberlin blogburst to-do list  —  Remember what I wrote on Wednesday and what more than 150 blogs and thousands of Twitter activists united behind on Friday? … The massive blogburst about convicted bomber and online terrorist ringleader Brett Kimberlin ended on Friday …
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Brett Kimberlin's Heiress Aunt Helping Fund His Tax-Exempt Harassment
Discussion: The Daley Gator
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama  —  Veterans responsible for Romney's advantage among men overall  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34% …
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Barack Obama / Stars & Stripes:
Keeping faith with Vietnam veterans  —  Today, all across America, we're coming together to remember our men and women in uniform who gave their lives so that we could live free.  In town squares and national cemeteries, in moments of quiet reflection and parades down city streets …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans  —  A new Gallup poll released on Memorial Day shows male veterans breaking strongly for Mitt Romney over President Obama.  —  The presumptive GOP nominee receives support from 58 percent of all veteran registered voters surveyed to Obama's 34 percent.
Discussion: The POH Diaries and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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Gatordoug / The Daley Gator:
Chris Hayes epitomizes the definition of educated beyond one's hat size
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Hope: The Sequel  —  For Obama & Co., this time around it's all about fear.  —  David Plouffe sits in his White House office, just a few steps from the Oval, staring at an oversize map of these United States.  It's late afternoon on May 9, two hours after Barack Obama's declaration …
Robert / Jihad Watch:
France: Muslims stone Christians in church during Mass  —  No one will take much note of this.  It is just one story among the thousands that together tell the tale of France's decline and Islamization.  Eurabia Update: Here is my translation of “Carcassonne Des fidèles caillassés …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Pat Dollard
TMZ.com:
Justin Bieber — Battery Suspect  —  Battery Suspect  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Justin Bieber is a suspect in a criminal battery ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  —  Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons.
Discussion: L.A. NOW, Mediaite and msnbc.com
Oldironsides / Conscience of a Conservative:
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Big Fiscal Phonies  —  Quick quiz: What's a good five-letter description of Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, that ends in “y”?  —  The obvious choice is, of course, “bully.”  But as a recent debate over the state's budget reveals, “phony” is an equally valid answer.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
U.S. officials among the targets of Iran-linked assassination plots  —  Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images - Investigators at Tughlaq Road police station inspect a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, on February 14, 2012.  The blast that badly wounded an Israeli diplomat …
Ynetnews:
Iran confirms sending troops to Syria  —  Islamic Republic admits its forces are aiding Assad's regime in crackdown on pro-democracy protesters; UN's tally of fatalities in Syrian uprising is at 13,000  —  Dudi Cohen  —  The United Nations and human rights groups estimate that over 13,000 people have been killed in
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New York Times:
Syria Denies Responsibility for Massacre Near Homs
Discussion: BBC, CNN, Firedoglake and New York Magazine
 
 
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emptywheel:
US Let China Buy Treasuries Directly During Debt Ceiling Crisis
Fox News:
Archbishop: Networks ‘missed the boat’ on coverage of church's ObamaCare lawsuits
New York Times:
Fragile Calculus in Plans to Fix Pension Systems
Discussion: Via Meadia
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Campaigns mine online data to target voters
Discussion: Politico
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Weinergate retrospective — the lying liars and their lies about Andrew Breitbart
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Mark J. Perry / CARPE DIEM:
Today's Grade-Inflated, Lake Wobegon World; Letter Grade of A Now Most Common College Grade
Discussion: Say Anything
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
Next to U.S. firing range in Afghanistan, a village of victims
Discussion: This ain't Hell …
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
CLAIMS OF INNOCENCE THAT SLOWLY UNRAVELLED
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Meghan McCain / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain: Cut It Out, Internet Bullies!
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Disruptions: Facebook Might Have a Smartphone in Its Future
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Ten Years: Ten Thoughts (plus John's)
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
Bobby Bank / ABCNEWS:
George Will Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’
Discussion: The Reaction