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8:30 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 UPDATE: Walker Now Released  —  UPDATE 6:25 p.m. ET: Sources say that blogger Aaron Walker has been released from custody in Rockville, Maryland.  He was charged with “incitement,” but released on his own recognizance.
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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 …
Tiffany Gabbay / TheBlaze.com:
BLAZE CONFIRMS: CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER ARRESTED FOLLOWING COURT HEARING WITH CONVICTED SPEEDWAY BOMBER BRETT KIMBERLIN  —  This is a breaking story.  Please check back frequently for updates.  —  UPDATE I: The Blaze spoke to a clerk at the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County …
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.
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
And you thought justice was blind...  [update]  —  “Aaron Worthing” / Aaron Walker was arrested after a hearing in MD for violating “peace order” against convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin.  According to sketchy early accounts, Kimberlin claimed he'd received death threats as a result …
Discussion: That Innocuous Girl
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
LEE STRANAHAN dot COM:
Everyone Blog About Aaron Walker Day Is Right Now  —  Brett Kimberlin has managed to get Aaron Walker arrested.  The Other McCain has the details: … As far as I can tell, Aaron Walker was arrested for writing.  —  I have seen no claim that Walker himself made any threats against Brett Kimberlin.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Domestic Terrorist Kimberlin Has Conservative Blogger Arrested ...Update …
Ken / Popehat:
Brett Kimberlin and Aaron Worthing: Censorship And Retaliation Through Lawfare
Donald Trump / CNN:
Blitzer and Trump go at it over Trump's ‘birther’ claims  —  (CNN) - Donald Trump did not back down Tuesday from his questioning of President Barack Obama's birthplace, instead arguing heatedly with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that “a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate,” …
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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 …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
The Twitter account for “Attack Watch,” the combative …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Vodkapundit
BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Accuses Obama Campaign Of “Reverse Psychology” On Birther Issue
Dylan Byers / Politico:   Donald Trump takes shot at CNN ratings
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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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
David Smith / Guardian:
Robert Mugabe appointed as UN international envoy for tourism  —  The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism  —  With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin …
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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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.
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Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Obama awards Dylan Medal of Freedom, ‘I am a really big fan’  —  President Obama gushed that he was a “really big fan” of the famed singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, before presenting the musician with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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Lachlan Markay / The Heritage Foundation:
Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair
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
BuzzFeed:
Poles Demand Obama Apology For “Polish Death Camps” Comment  —  The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance.  Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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
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.
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Lena Dunham's Looks, the Misogyny of the ‘Girls’ Backlash, and Staying In Your Assigned Story  —  In a much-circulated comment in a thread about this week's episode of Girls, the AV Club's Todd VanDerWerff, in response to a commenter declaring that Lena Dunham needs to be funnier …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The A.V. Club
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.
Rachel Leven / The Hill:
Commerce considers labeling Arab Americans a disadvantaged minority  —  The Commerce Department is considering naming Arab Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority group that is eligible for special business assistance.  —  The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee …
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Israel Matzav
Benny Johnson / TheBlaze.com:
FARRAKHAN LAMENTS: ‘SAD THAT MEXICO LOST CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO’ THROUGH AMERICAN ‘TRICKERY’; SOON WHITES ‘WILL BE THE MINORITY’ IN THE COUNTRY THEY ‘TOOK’  —  The day before Memorial Day, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan lamented that Mexico had lost territory …
 
 
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NationalJournal.com:
A ‘Military Vote’ That Doesn't Really Exist
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Thomas Sowell / Real Clear Politics:
‘Meaningful Work’  —  “Education” is a word that covers a lot …
Discussion: Althouse and Betsy's Page
Thaddeus McCotter / detroitnews.com:
“You clean up your own mess”
Pew Global Attitudes Project:
European Unity on the Rocks
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House to vote on bill penalizing abortion based on sex of child
Phil Vinter / Daily Mail:
Woman stalked by rogue kangaroo for TWO DAYS before vicious attack which left her with 12-inch scar
David Thompson:
No Ego Whatsoever, Just an Urge to Control
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 Earlier Items: 
Craig Pittman / Tampa Bay Times:
Wetlands expert suspended by DEP after she refuses to approve permit
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BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Spoke Out Against The Vietnam War In College
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Sanford Levinson / Campaign Stops:
Our Imbecilic Constitution
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and ACS Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Flat U.S. Wages Help Fuel Rebound in Manufacturing
Discussion: Fraters Libertas and Firedoglake
Bloomberg:
Debt-Ceiling Deja Vu Could Sink Economy