Today's coverage agenda: car dealers, Pelosi, Obamas, nukes, Netanyahu
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• Mike Farrell sets the scene for Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at the University of California, Merced. That she accepted the invitation over more elite colleges is part of the new first lady’s effort to broaden her appeal. Her strategy so far is working.Skip to next paragraph
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• Ben Arnoldy in Pakistan looks at how safe Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are. He is finding that while the Taliban may not break into military headquarters to launch the bomb any time soon, it may be stealing the loyalties of well-placed engineers and scientists who could someday spill important secrets.
• Tom Peter looks at Benjamin Netanyahu's new gambit to achieve “unprecedented cooperation” between Israelis and Arabs to contain the Iranian threat. Skeptics among Middle East analysts say Netanyahu’s Iran focus may be an attempt to divert attention from the peace process.
• Israel’s entry into the annual Eurovision competition raised eyebrows (and some controversy) this year with their Jewish-Arab singing duo. Josh Mitnick writes that on the eve of the competition, it seems as if the performers have a political statement contrary to Israel's current policy.