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Wash Post profiles Pete Rouse—Obama’s fixer, soon to be replacing happy "Rahm I’m Done" Emanuel. NYT headlines its story: "The Swearing Stops Now." Much more from Mike Allen. Rahm to announce for mayor of Chicago next week—but there’s split on his chances in crowded field.
NYT editorial blasts Carl Paladino as "out of control’ and last thing New York needs. Meanwhile, The Atlantic has animated the classic near fight between the GOP candidate for gov and the NY Post’s Fred Dicker—chilling it out so nice bears can recreate it.
Glenn Greenwald: Well-documented UN report on the Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla met with "deafening silence" from media and government: "The fact that a 19-year-old American citizen was one of the dead—among those whom the report concluded was ‘summarily executed’ by the Israelis—makes the U.S. Government’s silence here all the more appalling." …. Lawrence Wright’s new one-man show on his Gaza reporting for The New Yorker opens in NYC tomorrow.