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11:45 AM 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 …
Patterico's Pontifications:
BREAKING: Bogus Call Sends Police to Home of Kimberlin Critic Erick Erickson  —  He and his family are OK.  He just put up the tweet minutes ago: … I asked him if he was serious and he said yes.  Again, he said that he is OK, though.  After he started writing about Kimberlin …
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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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: 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 …
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
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
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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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
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Facebook Caliphate  —  So how's that old Arab Spring going?
Discussion: Theo Spark