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4:20 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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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.
Dmoynihan / Munsey's Technosnarl:
When Your Honor, This Man Is a Convicted Domestic Terrorist Is Not Enough  —  This morning, I attended the hearing over a protective order sought by Brett Kimberlin against Aaron Walker in Rockville, MD. There were only a few people there.  The actual hearing was first in the regular room …
Discussion: Nice Deb and Wonkette
SOOPERMEXICAN:
Judge in Kimberlin Hearing Woefully ignorant of Internet, Twitter
Discussion: An Ex-Con's View
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Domestic Terrorist Kimberlin Has Conservative Blogger Arrested
Discussion: Pat Dollard and therightplanet.com
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  —  The Obama campaign touts a commander in chief who never flinches, but the truth is more complex.  In an excerpt from his new book, Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, Daniel Klaidman reveals:
Discussion: Mediaite and Suburban Guerrilla
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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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Morning Plum: Stop letting Mitt Romney off easy  —  Mitt Romney wants the presidential election to be all about Barack Obama.  If the press doesn't start asking Romney some difficult questions about the core arguments upon which his entire presidential candidacy is based, he may very well get his way.
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Trump, Romney's surrogate, goes on ‘birther’ offensive
Discussion: CNN and Prairie Weather
Mike Allen / Politico:
BAIN COUNTERATTACK: ROMNEY TO HIT SPECIFIC STIMULUS GRANTS …
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
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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?
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Sting Caught On Video, Released By Anti-Abortion Activists … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Planned Parenthood, Abortion, Video, Anti-Abortion Activists, Planned Parenthood Video, Politics News  —  A group of anti-abortion activists that Planned Parenthood has suspected …
Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Video: Planned Parenthood Encourages Woman to Get Sex-Selection Abortion
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Weasel Zippers
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  —  From Kentucky to Texas, libertarian acolytes are poised to win primaries and take over their party.  “We need reinforcements,” says Rand.  —  Ted Cruz and Rand Paul on the steps of the Texas Capitol for a Tea Party Express rally May 6.  —  Source: gageskidmore
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
In Texas, a rising conservative star takes on the establishment
Ruben Navarrette Jr. / CNN:
GOP's problem with Latinos — as big as Texas
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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.
Carlo Munoz / The Hill:
Michelle Obama sponsors Navy's first submarine with all-female crew  —  The USS Illinois, the first Navy submarine to be staffed by an all-female crew, received the support of the White House on Memorial Day.  —  On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama officially sponsored the Virginia-class submarine …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Michelle Obama: 'We're all fighting for a decent America'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
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
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Role of Uncle Sam  —  From the dawn of the republic, the federal government has played a vital role in American economic life.  Government promoted industrial development in the 18th century, transportation in the 19th, communications in the 20th and biotechnology today.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Sense of Events and Betsy's Page
Joel Gehrke / Campaign 2012:
Holder to brief black pastors on campaign 2012  —  Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election — which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama's campaign.
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Real-life Hannibal Lecter who ate face of naked homeless man identified as Rudy Eugene, 31  —  Cannibal was gunned down by cops during grisly crime  —  Rudy Eugene in an undated mug shot.  —  This is the face of the naked homeless man who was gunned down by a Miami cop while eating the face of another nude man.
BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Spoke Out Against The Vietnam War In College  —  Romney's views shifted from being pro-war to anti-war along with those of his father.  —  In May 1966 Mitt Romney participated in a protest against a group of students had taken over the office of Stanford President Wallace Sterling …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Chicago Tribune:
Kirk's ex-wife files FEC complaint questioning campaign payments  —  Soon after Mark Kirk's ex-wife announced she would no longer support his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, he brought her onto his campaign team, then quietly paid her after his victory.  —  But Kimberly Vertolli …
Discussion: BackyardConservative
 
 
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Rebekah L. Sanders / Arizona Republic:
Jesse Kelly's firm benefited from stimulus he criticized
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David Thompson:
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David Smith / Guardian:
Robert Mugabe appointed as UN international envoy for tourism
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Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama safe in Michigan
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Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
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Halimah Abdullah / CNN:
Voter ID laws, fraud and Latinos: Discrimination, a ‘big deal’ or ‘insulting?’
 Earlier Items: 
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: ACS Blog
Leonard N. Fleming / detroitnews.com:
McCotter running as write in
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
Reuters:
New Sarah Palin approach; better results
Discussion: Washington Monthly