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Over the Horizon

TPM Reader BF on Israel, the Israeli right and looking over the horizon ...

Putting the Palestinian issue front and center was, I think, a predictably sound political gambit by Bibi. As you've pointed out, recent defections from the right coalition on this issue have been about the realization that the status quo is not sustainable. But that is very forward looking, and as a practical matter it is easy to see why many Israelis would be making a judgment not on whether the status quo is sustainable, but rather whether the status quo is better than situations they've lived with in the past.

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It All Started With a Fish

Feds arrest Cameron Stout of Stover, Missouri on charges of plotting to "storm Washington" and kill President Obama.

Best part of the story is this part about how Cameron met the informant, a former Aryan Nation member, who ratted him out.

The informant met Stout last week while fishing and, the affidavit said, either Stout or his friend "made a rude hand gesture towards" the informant. A confrontation took place, but tensions cooled and the men ended up hitting it off. The informant eventually invited the two to dinner at his house.