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Today on the Dish, Andrew reacted at length to the nomination of Elena Kagan. Hanna Rosin thought Andrew's kind of inquiry was out of line and readers agreed. Blogger reax here and here. Beinart targeted Kagan's views on military recruitment, Balko did the same on executive power, the NYT dug into her pseudo-personal past, AOL dug deeper, and Google users deeper still. More from John Palrey and Kagan herself. Ugly rhetoric from Ed Whelan, Bill Kristol, and an assortment of others on the far right.

In British election fallout, Gordon Brown announced his intention to resign. Subsequent commentary and analysis here, here, here, here, here, and here. Possible replacements for Brown here. Andrew offered his take here and especially here, fearing a death knell for the Tories.

In assorted coverage, the concrete dome failed to stop the oil leak. Iraq update here and EU economic crisis here. McCain made of chump of himself, Goldblog alleged some anti-Semitism, Israeli officials piled on Goldstone, McArdle fumed over the puppycide video, and Scott Morgan talked legalization. Yglesias award here, Mothers' Day tribute here, dog-blogging here, and cool ad here.

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(U.S. President Barack Obama (R) is joined by Vice President Joe Biden while introducing Solicitor General Elena Kagan (C) as his choice to be the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice during an event in the East Room of the White House May 10, 2010 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the former Harvard Law School dean would be the first justice to join the high court without prior judicial experience since William Rehnquist in 1972. Kagan was selected by Obama to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.)

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