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Peter Beinert, who has been doing great work on Israel the past few weeks, writes today that Obama got "rolled" by Bibi in chat yesterday. And Dana Milbank offers this amazing assessment: "Obama came to office with an admirable hope of reviving Middle East peace efforts by appealing to the Arab world and positioning himself as more of an honest broker. But he has now learned the painful lesson that domestic politics won’t allow such a stand."
Best news of day: BBC reports that drinking several cups of coffee or tea a day cuts heart disease risk.
John McCain is latest Republican to say they are voting against confirming Elena Kagan. McCain says he will not vote for Kagan because of her decision to bar military recruiters. An opinion piece outlining McCain’s decision will be printed in tomorrow’s USA Today.
The White House finally speaks to base voters: Gibbs says Obama thinks lawsuit against AZ law is "right" thing to do: http://bit.ly/cgCoUr
Jon Stewart on GOPers cutting off benefits for unemployed fearing handouts make them lazy: "The gravy train is over! Well, not so much gravy as the ketchup-packet soup train.”
Details on MIchael Hastings’s book deal from The Guardian.
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to California? Gov. Schwarzenegger has signed a historic "egg bill" which requires that starting in 2015, all shell (whole) eggs sold in California must come from hens who were able to stand up, lie down, turn around, and fully extend their limbs without touching one another or the sides of an enclosure.
Andy Borowitz: "BP Says Oil in Gulf Must be Changed Every Six Months." I’d add: Or every 3000 miles of drifting.