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8:50 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
Discussion: Politico and American Power
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama Pledges No More Wars Unless ‘Absolutely Necessary’
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Firedoglake and Corrente
Patrick Reis / Politico:
Obama touts path to peace at Arlington visit
Discussion: New York Magazine
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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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chris Hayes Apologizes For Saying He Feels ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Killed Soldiers ‘Heroes’ (VIDEO)  —  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … FOLLOW:  —  MSNBC, Video, Chris Hayes, Memorial Day, Chris Hayes Heroes, Chris Hayes Soldiers, Chris Hayes Uncomfortable, Media News
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: MSNBC observes Memorial Day  —  If there's one thing on which we all can agree, it's that any man or woman who gives their last full measure of devotion in service to their nation has a legitimate claim to the title “hero.”  Regardless of whether one supports the policies that put …
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’
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
Kurt Schlichter / BREITBART.COM:
CHRIS HAYES UNCOMFORTABLE WITH CALLING TROOPS ‘HEROES;’ QUITE COMFORTABLE EXERCISING RIGHTS THEY PROTECT
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Somebody Tell Nina Totenberg Her Buddy Brett Kimberlin Is Making News Again … FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION  —  In the fall of 1988, when convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin was still locked up in federal prison and claiming to have sold dope to GOP vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle …
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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.
Michelle Malkin:
A post-Brett Kimberlin blogburst to-do list
Raymond Ibrahim / Gatestone Institute:
Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald's Toy They Say “Insults Muhammed” … Saudi Arabians are angry at a McDonald's toy which they say mocks their prophet Muhammad.  According to a report appearing today (5/27/12) on the Arabic news website, Kermalkom.com, the McDonald's fast food restaurant …
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 …
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
Paula Hancocks / CNN:
Defectors describe horror, heartbreak in North Korea's labor camps  —  Seoul (CNN) — Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just.  They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held in until Shin overheard …
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
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.
 
 
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Ahmed Al-Haj / Associated Press:
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
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Lauren Davis / io9:
What are the tax implications of the zombie apocalypse?
Discussion: Liberal Values and dustbury.com
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Why does Romney only do Fox? Schieffer asks
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WSVN-TV:
New details emerge in causeway police involved shooting
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
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Big Fiscal Phonies
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather