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7:40 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 …
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.
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 …
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
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Domestic Terrorist Kimberlin Has Conservative Blogger Arrested ...Update: Aaron Worthing Released - Seeks Assistance  —  The World Is Upside-Down  —  Conservative blogger Aaron Walker was arrested today after the Maryland hearing on the Kimberlin case.
LEE STRANAHAN dot COM:   Everyone Blog About Aaron Walker Day Is Right Now
Ken / Popehat:   Brett Kimberlin and Aaron Worthing: Censorship And Retaliation Through Lawfare
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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 …
BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Accuses Obama Campaign Of “Reverse Psychology” On Birther Issue  —  Spars with Wolf Blitzer on CNN over his birther beliefs.  —  Reality television star and Mitt Romney supporter Donald Trump stood by his “birther” comments in a contentious interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer today.
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Romney's pants on fire
Mike Allen / Politico:
Mitt Romney camp to attack the stimulus
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
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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Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Sting Caught On Video, Released By Anti-Abortion Activists
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
New Live Action video shows Planned Parenthood encouraging gender-selective abortion, Medicaid fraud
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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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 …
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
 
 
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European Unity on the Rocks
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