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6:15 PM ET, May 29, 2012

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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
REPORT: Aaron Walker Arrested After Maryland Hearing on Kimberlin Case  —  Aaron Walker, whose complaint against convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin became a conservative cause célèbre this past week, was reportedly taken into custody today after a court hearing in Rockville, Maryland.
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Dmoynihan / Munsey's Technosnarl:
When Your Honor, This Man Is a Convicted Domestic Terrorist Is Not Enough  —  Update: Apparently Walker was arrested on Battery Charges filed by Kimberlin over an iPad at the close of the hearing.  Also, welcome everyone, this site is mostly about free ebooks, especially pulp fiction …
Discussion: Nice Deb and Wonkette
Chris Smith / Twitchy:
Blogger and Brett Kimberlin target Aaron Walker arrested in Maryland … This is absolutely outrageous.  In a positively Kafka-esque turn of events, a Maryland judge has ordered that Walker be taken into police custody while serial harasser, terrorist, and killer Kimberlin remains free.
SOOPERMEXICAN:
Judge in Kimberlin Hearing Woefully ignorant of Internet, Twitter  —  From @OlympiaPress, who attended the Brett Kimberlin hearing [I added emphases]: … Read the entire post here  —  Update  —  I inquired of @OlympiaPress about the death threats:
Discussion: An Ex-Con's View
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Domestic Terrorist Kimberlin Has Conservative Blogger Arrested ...Update: Aaron Worthing Asks For Help  —  The World Is Upside-Down  —  Conservative blogger Aaron Walker was arrested today after the Maryland hearing on the Kimberlin case.  —  ‘Speedway Bomber’ …
Ken / Popehat:   Brett Kimberlin and Aaron Worthing: Censorship And Retaliation Through Lawfare
New York Times:
Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama's Principles and Will  —  WASHINGTON — This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties.  The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout.
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The Daily Beast:
Drones: How Obama Learned to Kill
Discussion: Mediaite and Suburban Guerrilla
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
GLENN GREENWALD  —  “Militants”: media propaganda
Discussion: New York Times, Firedoglake and ABCNEWS
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Romney's pants on fire  —  There are those who tell the truth.  There are those who distort the truth.  And then there's Mitt Romney.  —  Every political campaign exaggerates and dissembles.  This practice may not be admirable — it's surely one reason so many Americans are disenchanted with politics …
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Trump, Romney's surrogate, goes on ‘birther’ offensive  —  While the Obama campaign actively works to tie Mitt Romney to the controversial “birther” assertions of Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality show host is ramping up his focus on the purported conspiracy ahead of a campaign fundraiser …
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Why Won't Mitt Romney Disavow Birther Donald Trump?
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Pro-life group's hidden camera footage shows complicity in ‘sex-selective’ abortions  —  Live Action says Planned Parenthood and other U.S. abortion providers are willing to assist in the termination of baby girls for pregnant women who choose abortion because they want to have baby boys.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
New Live Action video shows Planned Parenthood encouraging gender-selective abortion, Medicaid fraud  —  Want to see a real war on women?  Not one defined by the opposition to the imposition of a Hubby State and subsidies, but one in which women of the future are systematically eliminated?
Max Pizarro / Politicker NJ:
Booker communications director resigns  —  Anne Torres, communications director for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is resigning, effective today.  —  Sources say her resignation comes amid internal adminstration strife in the aftermath of Booker's appearance on Meet the Press.
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Maggie Habermanand Emily Schultheis / Reuters:
New Sarah Palin approach; better results  —  Everyone has wondered who the Sarah Palin of 2012 would be.  The answer is...Sarah Palin.  —  Palin's star power faded along with that of the other conservative Mitt Romney alternatives and her media presence has dwindled.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Taylor Marsh
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Pauls Build A Libertarian Machine
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
In Texas, a rising conservative star takes on the establishment
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama safe in Michigan  —  Barack Obama won't have to worry too much about holding Michigan for the Democrats this fall- he leads Mitt Romney 53-39 there, a lead little changed from PPP's last poll of the state in February when his advantage was 54-38.  —  Romney just doesn't have much of a home field advantage in the state.
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Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Obama edges Romney by 4 points in latest Colorado poll
Discussion: CNN
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
In Defense of Chris Hayes  —  The MSNBC host is getting beat up for remarks he made about the heroism of American soldiers.  Really, his critics are the ones who should be apologizing.  —  Very few Americans wake up early on weekend mornings to watch public intellectuals chat.
Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
Edwards put move on gal, 25  —  GREENSBORO, NC — Horndog hubby John Edwards shamelessly hit on comely co-eds just months after his wife, Elizabeth, died of cancer.  —  Edwards, 58, who is on trial on charges of campaign-finance violations, flexed his trial-lawyer charm on pretty Andrea Love …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
New York Post:
Not worth the debt  —  I've been writing for years about a bubble in higher education: too much demand, causing sky-high prices — all because of cheap government money, much like the housing bubble.  Now those warnings have become conventional wisdom — so conventional that they've reached The New York Times and even 60 Minutes.
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Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors
Discussion: Daily Kos and Weasel Zippers
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Michelle Obama: 'We're all fighting for a decent America'  —  First lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that she and President Obama deal with personal attacks by reminding their daughters “that we live in a decent country.”  —  “There's more that unites us than divides us,” Obama said on “The View,” ABC's daytime talk show.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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rt.com:
'Allah's enemy!'  Radio host slash-attacked for anti-Islam rant on air  —  Photo from www.radiomayak.ru  —  A radio host has been hospitalized after being cut 15 times by an unidentified criminal.  Two weeks ago the journalist ventured to criticize the founder of Islam, the Prophet Mohammed, on air.
Thaddeus McCotter / detroitnews.com:
“You clean up your own mess”  —  Why I will run a write-in primary campaign  —  Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," John Lennon mused.  How right he was.  —  Last Friday, shortly before a Memorial Day weekend wreath-laying commemorating and honoring …
Craig Pittman / Tampa Bay Times:
Wetlands expert suspended by DEP after she refuses to approve permit  —  Florida's top state wetlands expert has been suspended after she refused to issue a permit on a controversial project — one that she said her boss was willing to bend the rules to approve.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Crooks and Liars
Bloomberg:
Debt-Ceiling Deja Vu Could Sink Economy  —  Europe is crumbling.  China is slowing.  The Federal Reserve is dithering.  Yet the biggest threat to the emerging U.S. economic recovery may be Congress.  —  John Boehner, the leader of the House Republicans, has promised yet another fight …
 
 
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Pew Global Attitudes Project:
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
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David Thompson:
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 Earlier Items: 
BuzzFeed:
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Discussion: Mediaite and Outside the Beltway
Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
The Twitter account for “Attack Watch,” the combative …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Vodkapundit
Sanford Levinson / Campaign Stops:
Our Imbecilic Constitution
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and ACS Blog
Chicago Tribune:
Kirk's ex-wife files FEC complaint questioning campaign payments
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
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