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4:45 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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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
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 …
Patrick Reis / Politico:
Obama touts path to peace at Arlington visit  —  President Barack Obama honored the country's fallen soldiers Monday during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington Cemetery.  —  After the traditional laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Obama delivered a brief address on the sacrifice …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The POH Diaries
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama Pledges No More Wars Unless ‘Absolutely Necessary’
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hullabaloo and Corrente
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
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.
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.
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
VFW slams MSNBC host who said he was ‘uncomfortable’ calling dead soldiers ‘heroes’
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 …
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?
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
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
 
 
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