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4:40 PM ET, May 30, 2012

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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘Obama ... Stressed He Probably Knows About Judaism More than Any Other President’  —  President Obama met yesterday with “about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders, thanking them for the work they do to improve communities around the country and discussed their shared commitment to rebuilding the U.S. economy,” Haaretz reports.
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Natasha Mozgovaya / Haaretz:
Obama awards rock icon Bob Dylan highest Presidential honor  —  Several members of Jewish community among those awarded the Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama.  —  U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to musician Bob Dylan during a ceremony on May 29, 2012 in White House in Washington.
David Frum / david-frum:
It Wasn't a “Gaffe”  —  President Obama just slapped in the face one of America's closest allies in Europe.  I'm looking for comment in the American media, and I find ... wire stories reporting a spokesman's apology for the president's “misstatement”?  —  The president intended to honor Jan Karski …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
Nile Gardiner / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant ‘Polish death camp’ remark  —  President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles.  In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’
BuzzFeed:
President Obama, Polish Tabloid Cover Boy
Yitzhak Benhorin / Ynetnews:
Obama to rabbis: I'm vilified because of Muslim name
Discussion: National Review and Weasel Zippers
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:   Barack Obama—Friend of Jews, Scholar of Judaism
The White House:
Remarks by the President at Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony
Justin Berrier / Media Matters for America:
Fox & Friends Drops The Veil, Produces Four-Minute Anti-Obama Attack Ad  —  While Fox & Friends has long been a home for some of the most vicious, misleading, petty, and dishonest attacks on President Obama, they crossed a new ethical line today by producing and airing what is essentially a four-minute anti-Obama attack ad.
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Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Team Romney: Not gonna play repudiation game  —  Mitt Romney's refusal to repudiate Donald Trump sends a signal, both to Democrats and the voting public: With the nation's future at stake in this November's election, Romney will not accommodate calls that he disown supporters who make ill-considered …
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.
Tim Hanrahan / Washington Wire:
‘Justice for Sale’ Keeps Top Ad Spot
Discussion: Politico
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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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 …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Dem poll: Walker recall battle is a dead heat  —  Many Washington pundits have declared the battle to recall Scott Walker all but over, and at least one public poll has shown Walker with a five point lead.  This has created a problem for labor and Dems, who worry that impressions that the race …
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Barrett Can't Name Any Schools Hurt by Walker's Collective Bargaining Reforms  —  Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is facing a recall election on June 5 because of the law he signed last spring to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions—a reform his opponents said would be a …
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leads Barrett in Wisconsin recall
Discussion: Politico, Campaign 2012 and Althouse
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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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Hundreds of Cherokees form new group to challenge Elizabeth Warren  —  A new group of over 150 Cherokees and growing has formed with the purpose of forcing Elizabeth Warren to give up her false claim to Cherokee heritage.  —  The group has a new blog, Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren, and corresponding Facebook page:
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Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: CHEROKEES DEMAND TRUTH FROM ELIZABETH WARREN
Julia Duin / Washington Post:
Serpent-handling pastor profiled earlier in Washington Post dies from rattlesnake bite  —  Mack Wolford, a flamboyant Pentecostal pastor from West Virginia whose serpent-handling talents were profiled last November in The Washington Post Magazine , hoped the outdoor service he had planned …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The Raw Story and TheBlaze.com
Artur Davis / Official Artur Davis:
A Response to Political Rumors  —  While I've gone to great lengths to keep this website a forum for ideas, and not a personal forum, I should say something about the various stories regarding my political future in Virginia, the state that has been my primary home since late December 2010.
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Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Penn. Democratic leader defects to GOP, cites Catholic faith as reason
Discussion: 2.0: The Blogmocracy and Moe Lane
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Romney Rebounds Among Women, While Obama's Favorability Slips  —  A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign - albeit still an unusually weak one - while Barack Obama's personal popularity has slipped in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Investor's Business Daily:
A No Confidence Vote For Obamanomics  —  Economy: Consumer confidence took a “surprise” tumble in May, as home prices hit 10-year lows.  Tell us again why economists keep calling bad economic news about Obama's so-called recovery “unexpected”?  —  Analysts had predicted …
Erika Johnsen / Hot Air:
Spain scuttles clean-energy subsidies; promptly watches the industry go down like a sinking ship  —  Serious question, greenies: is a nation justified in completely running its economy into the ground, with all of the hardship and heartache that ensues, if it's all for the sake of instilling …
Discussion: Say Anything and Hyscience
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Bloomberg:
Spain Ejects Clean-Power Industry With Europe Precedent: Energy
Discussion: Cold Fury
Doug Gross / CNN:
Romney iPhone app misspells ‘America’ to Web's delight  —  (CNN) — It's probably not the kind of thing voters will use to choose the leader of the free world.  —  But the Web was taking no shortage of presidential potshots Wednesday over Republican candidate Mitt Romney's new mobile app, which embarrassingly misspelled “America.”
Discussion: msnbc.com
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BuzzFeed:
New Tumblr Lampoons Romney Campaign's iPhone App For Misspelling “America”
Discussion: Naked DC
Chris Edwards / Cato Institute:
We Can Cut Government: Canada Did  —  Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute and editor of www.DownsizingGovernment.org.  —  Two decades ago Canada suffered a deep recession and teetered on the brink of a debt crisis caused by rising government spending.
Adam Harrington / CBS Chicago:
Downstate Lawmaker Screams, Throws Papers Over Pension Reform Bill  —  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — A downstate lawmaker screamed, yelled and threw papers Tuesday, as he expressed frustration about the Democrat-led plan to overhaul the state pension system.  —  A state House pension reform bill endorsed …
Nancy Pelosi / USA Today:
Promote growth, reduce deficit  —  America's middle class — families, workers and small businesses — deserves economic stability and certainty.  That is why Democrats have called on House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to set an immediate vote on extension of the middle-income tax cuts.
 
 
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Jim Romenesko:
AP wants to get prostitutes away from its DC bureau
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Mythical Backlashes and Specious Explanations
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Senate Republicans Signal Big Shift On ‘Obamacare’
Karen McMahan / JLF > CJ Exclusive:
EPA Agents, Police Officer Interrogate Asheville Emailer
Discussion: RedState and Conservative Commune
New York Times:
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Loses Another Bid to Halt Extradition to Sweden
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) defeated by Beto O'Rourke
 Earlier Items: 
Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Sharpton And Alleged Trafficker Peddled TV Show
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Steven T. Dennis / Roll Call:
Obama's ‘To-Do’ List Finds Few Takers
Discussion: Hot Air
Washington Examiner:
Are Obama's campaign aides fooling themselves?
Nick Squires / Telegraph:
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left no tip after Rome lunch
Discussion: WyBlog, Outside the Beltway and Gawker