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6:15 PM ET, May 28, 2012

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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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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 …
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama honors troops, says ‘dark cloud’ from decade of war is lifting  —  President Obama commemorated Memorial Day with a speech marking the end of a decade of U.S. conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, honoring soldiers killed in those wars.  —  The president on Monday joined the top members …
Discussion: American Power
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama Pledges No More Wars Unless ‘Absolutely Necessary’
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hullabaloo and Corrente
Patrick Reis / Politico:
Obama touts path to peace at Arlington visit
Discussion: New York Magazine
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans
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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Fox News:
VFW demands apology after host says he's ‘uncomfortable’ calling fallen soldiers heroes  —  A top veterans group called Monday for an “immediate and unequivocal apology” after an MSNBC host said on the eve of Memorial Day that it makes him “uncomfortable” to describe fallen soldiers as heroes.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: MSNBC observes Memorial Day
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
VFW slams MSNBC host who said he was ‘uncomfortable’ calling dead soldiers ‘heroes’
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
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 …
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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.
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
SWATting the Ericksons  —  Last week we spent a lot of time writing …
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
Humans Are Not Like Slowly Boiling Frogs ... We Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs  —  Even though people keep using the famous simile — “the fatally slow human response to climate change makes us like a slowly boiling frog” — it is not quite right.  —  As Wikipedia puts it …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers  —  Map showing the number and geographical location of Flame infections detected by Kaspersky Lab on customer machines.  Courtesy of Kaspersky  —  A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems …
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 …
Ahmed Al-Haj / Associated Press:
Yemen: US drone strike kills 5 militants  —  SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike Monday aiming for an al-Qaida leader has killed five militants in the country's south as part of a Yemeni offensive against the Islamist group, Yemeni officials said.  —  They said the airstrike targeted Qaid al-Dahab …
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Why does Romney only do Fox?  Schieffer asks  —  This is Bob Schieffer Day.  —  Once again on Sunday, he hit Ed Gillespie mid-talking point (as Robert Gibbs chuckled).  —  “You think we're ever going to see [Mitt Romney] on one of these Sunday morning interview shows?
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
New York Has Some Prisons to Sell You  —  One property, in the Hudson Valley, includes a 16-car garage, a piggery and hundreds of yards of lake frontage.  —  Another offers 69 acres of waterfront land on the west shore of Staten Island, complete with a two-story gymnasium, a baseball diamond and an open-air pavilion.
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
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Barney Frank Tells Black Degree Recipient He Hopes “No One Will Shoot At You” For Wearing A “Hoodie”  —  Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was one of several speakers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement that took place this Sunday.
Discussion: Mediaite
 
 
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
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What are the tax implications of the zombie apocalypse?
Discussion: Liberal Values and dustbury.com
WSVN-TV:
New details emerge in causeway police involved shooting
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Robert / Jihad Watch:
France: Muslims stone Christians in church during Mass
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Pat Dollard
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
Daily Mail:
CLAIMS OF INNOCENCE THAT SLOWLY UNRAVELLED
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Oldironsides / Conscience of a Conservative:
Barack Hussein Obama's delusions of grandeur. Does he actually believe his own lies?