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10:35 AM ET, May 30, 2012

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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’  —  Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outrage today at President Obama's reference earlier to “a Polish death camp” — as opposed to a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland.  —  “The White House will apologize …
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premier.gov.pl:
Prime Minister Donald Tusk's statement on the words of United States President Barack Obama  —  The words uttered yesterday by the President of the United States Barack Obama concerning “Polish death camps” touched all Poles.  We always react in the same way when ignorance, lack of knowledge …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Weasel Zippers and msnbc.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.  UPDATE: “The President misspoke,” says Vietor.  —  Rosie Gray  —  an hour ago
Agence France Presse:
Obama Nazi death camp gaffe ‘hurt all Poles’: PM
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Obama ‘misspoke’ on ‘Polish death camp,’ spokesman says
Nile Gardiner / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant ‘Polish death camp’ remark
Discussion: Right Truth and Mcnorman's Weblog
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
White House: Obama misspoke on ‘Polish death camp’
Discussion: Right Truth and The Other McCain
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Romney's birth certificate evokes his father's controversy  —  (Reuters) - Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.  —  Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy …
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CNN:
Planned Parenthood's new ad zeroes in on Romney  —  (CNN) - Planned Parenthood Action Fund unveiled an advertising campaign Wednesday in swing states painting Mitt Romney as the wrong choice for women, a critical voting bloc in the battle for the White House.
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Romney, on His Big Day, Finds Himself Upstaged  —  LAS VEGAS — It was supposed to be a day of triumph for Mitt Romney, when he would at last formally claim the Republican presidential nomination with a victory in the Texas primary.  And Mr. Romney was to focus attention on an aggressive …
Donald Trump / CNN:
TRENDING: Blitzer and Trump go at it over Trump's ‘birther’ claims
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Gingrich defends Romney's appearance with Trump
Discussion: askmarion, ABCNEWS and American Thinker
Patterico's Pontifications:
Aaron Walker Arrested for Blogging?  Clearing Some of the Fog Surrounding Today's Litigation  —  Well, partially dispelling.  —  Aaron Walker (aka Worthing) was arrested today in a Maryland courtroom.  Several days ago, convicted bomber and perjurer Brett Kimberlin had obtained a …
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David Hogberg / Capital Hill:
IBD At Kimberlin Hearing: Walker Handcuffed, 1st Amendment Muzzled  —  With all of the attention surrounding Brett Kimberlin, I attended Tuesday's hearing in his “peace order” vs. Aaron Walker in the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County.  In the end, the judge granted Kimberlin's peace order …
Ed Andrieski / ABCNEWS:
Obama Campaign Mounts New Assault on Romney's Record as Massachusetts Governor  —  The Obama campaign is opening a new front in its war against GOP rival Mitt Romney, ABC News has learned, with planned attacks to begin this week on Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts and the campaign promises Democrats say he left unfulfilled.
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Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Romney clinches GOP nod as he raises cash with Trump
Discussion: The Agonist
Mike Allenand Jim Vandehei / Reuters:
GOP groups plan record $1 billion blitz  —  Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives - including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November's elections …
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Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Senate Democrats Outspent 3 To 1 On Ads By Super-Pacs
Discussion: The Page
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race  —  Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe.
Discussion: CNN and Lawrence Person's …
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David Catanese / Politico:
Texas Senate primary: Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst to run-off
Elizabeth Hartfield / ABCNEWS:
Texas GOP Senate Primary Going to Runoff Between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz
Discussion: Hot Air, Salon and ThinkProgress
Lachlan Markay / The Heritage Foundation:
Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair  —  President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.  —  Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
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The White House:
Remarks by the President at Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
Stubborn Infection, Spread by Insects, Is Called ‘The New AIDS of the Americas’  —  Chagas disease, caused by parasites transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects, has been named “the new AIDS of the Americas” in a lengthy editorial published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Discussion: Jezebel and The Daley Gator
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
The job of the White House Press Secretary is simple: to answer questions from the press* without actually answering them.  To form aloud words that are assembled into sentences and then stacked up into paragraphs, giving the appearance of communication, but without communicating.
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Job recovery is scant for Americans in prime working years  —  The proportion of Americans in their prime working years who have jobs is smaller than it has been at any time in the 23 years before the recession, according to federal statistics, reflecting the profound and lasting effects …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Michelle Obama Remains Popular in U.S.  —  Sixty-six percent have a positive view of the first lady  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Sixty-six percent of Americans have a favorable view of first lady Michelle Obama, unchanged from nearly two years ago and in line with her ratings since Barack Obama was inaugurated as president.
Discussion: CNN, Politico and The PJ Tatler
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Subpar Obama Recovery: 6.5 Million Jobs Below Average  —  In his recent speeches on the campaign trail and at official functions, President Obama typically touts the fact that over the past two years, the economy has created more than 4 million new jobs, with more than 1 million in the past six months alone.
William Grimes / New York Times:
Doc Watson, Folk Musician, Dies at 89  —  Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock guitarists …
Gabriele Steinhauser / Wall Street Journal:
EU Proposes ‘Banking Union’  —  BRUSSELS—The 17 countries that use the euro should consider setting up a “banking union” that allows them to share the burden of bank failures, the European Union's executive arm said Wednesday in a report on the currency union's crisis-fighting efforts.
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
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Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
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BuzzFeed:
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
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