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2:20 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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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Things to do in Denver (and everywhere else) before you're SWATted  —  Last night, Erick Erickson joined the ranks of conservative writers that have become the target of a particularly dangerous hoax: SWATting.  Someone spoofed his phone number and called the police, claiming that Erick's wife …
Discussion: Truth Before Dishonor
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 …
Patterico's Pontifications:
Caller to Lee Stranahan Show Claims to Be My Swatter  —  This was an update to my post about the hoax call that sent police to Erick Erickson's house — but I think it deserves its own post.  —  I was on a podcast with Lee Stranahan last night about Kimberlin and the swattings.  You can hear it here.
Discussion: LEE STRANAHAN dot COM
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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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
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 …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Blogs rip MSNBC's Chris Hayes on ‘heroes’  —  Conservatives in the blogosphere slammed MSNBC's Chris Hayes for saying on his show Sunday that he feels “uncomfortable” calling fallen soldiers “heroes.”  —  “Why do I feel so uncomfortable about the word hero?”  Hayes said.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
 
 
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Daily Mail:
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