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11:40 AM ET, February 26, 2011

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Mind Stain:
Scott Walker Asked to Leave Local Restaurant  —  Come looking for an article about Scott Walker being booted from a Madison restaurant?  Yes, you came to the right place, but at the request of the restaurant owner due to abusive phone calls, the article has been hidden for the time being.
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Swopa / Firedoglake:
Late Night: You'll Never Eat Dinner in This Town Again  —  Sometimes, it's good to leave detached, cerebral meta-analyses of politics aside and just get a taste of public opinion being expressed the old-fashioned way.  —  Wisconsin blogger Naomi Houser reports tonight (via Howie Klein on Twitter):
New York Times:
Qaddafi Forces Shooting From Ambulances, Witnesses Say  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — An increasingly gruesome picture began to emerge Saturday of the violent tactics used by the government of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to quell protesters in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, with several witnesses confirming …
Discussion: FrumForum and AMERICAblog News
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Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Is Barack Obama Secretly Swiss? … Like This Story  —  Follow Slate's Fighting Words … - What It's Like To Spend the Night With the Village of Protesters in Wisconsin's Capitol- The MPAA Ratings System Is Much Harsher on Independent Films Than on Studio Films- Slate Readers Hate Their iPads …
New York Times:
Following U.S. Sanctions, U.N. Security Council to Meet on Libya  —  WASHINGTON — One day after the United States closed its embassy in Tripoli and imposed unilateral sanctions against Libya, the United Nations Security Council prepared to meet in New York on Saturday to consider imposing …
Leon Wieseltier / The New Republic:
We Choose Consultations  —  In Libya, Obama strikes (not) again.
Howard Fineman / The Huffington Post:
The Real Political Math In Wisconsin … WASHINGTON — The real political math in Wisconsin isn't about the state budget or the collective-bargaining rights of public employees there.  It is about which party controls governorships and, with them, the balance of power on the ground in the 2012 elections.
Discussion: Reuters and The New Republic
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David Catanese / The Politico:
Perry reluctant to back Walker's plan
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Governors meeting to stress China ties
Discussion: The Politico
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why the GOP shouldn't fear a government shutdown
Discussion: sisu, Cold Fury and Hot Air
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Shutdown talk softens as GOP details plans for $4 billion in cuts
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The G.O.P.'s Abandoned Babies  —  Republicans need to figure out where they stand on children's welfare.  They can't be “pro-life” when the “child” is in the womb but indifferent when it's in the world.  Allow me to illustrate just how schizophrenic their position has become through the prism of premature babies.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol disrespectfully have taped signs on and piled junk against the Veterans Memorial.  —  Meade and I confront them, and we're told we're the first people who've had a problem with it.  I try to explain how that attempted defense of the behavior is only going to make it look worse.
New York Times:
Iran Reports a Major Setback at a Nuclear Power Plant  —  Iran told atomic inspectors this week that it had run into a serious problem at a newly completed nuclear reactor that was supposed to start feeding electricity into the national grid this month, raising questions about whether the trouble …
NewsMax.com:
Gingrich: If Palin Took Obama Actions, There Would Be Calls for Impeachment  —  In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama's decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law eventually could lead to a constitutional crisis …
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Remy Stern / Gawker:
The Craigslist Congressman and the Crossdressing Prostitute  —  Chris Lee's resignation from the House on Feb. 9 may be the quickest political downfall in history: It came just three hours after Gawker published a photo of Lee standing in the mirror shirtless, along with a story …
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Egyptian Military Cracks Down on New Protest  —  CAIRO — Tens of thousands of protesters returned Friday to Tahrir Square, the site of demonstrations that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak two weeks ago, to keep up the pressure on Egypt's military-led transitional government.
Steyn Online:
STATES OF THE UNIONS  —  Steyn on America  —  The Democrat palace guard of America's dying monodailies are doing a grand job in reporting the current stand-off in Wisconsin.  A headline in The New York Times sums up the media's bizarre enthusiasm for sacrificing what remains of their reputations in order to protect the cause:
Discussion: Power Line
Political Punch:
First Openly Gay Man Chosen as the New White House Social Secretary  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports:  —  In a job typically filled by a woman, the White House has chosen the first-ever man to be the next White House Social Secretary.  —  Jeremy Bernard, who is openly gay …
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Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Called Union Membership ‘One Of The Most Elemental Human Rights’  —  As the Main Street Movement of students, workers, and other middle class Americans erupts across America, many conservatives have invoked the legacy of former president Ronald Reagan to demand …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
The Hill:
Libyan turmoil, $100 per barrel oil fuel Republican drilling push  —  The Libyan uprising and triple-digit oil prices are reinvigorating GOP-led attacks on White House offshore drilling policies — a collision that will burst into public view next week on Capitol Hill.
Discussion: Reuters and Prairie Weather
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Warning Against Wars Like Iraq and Afghanistan  —  WEST POINT, N.Y. — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates bluntly told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the chances of carrying …
 
 
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David M. Drucker / Roll Call:
Huntsman Boosters Say PAC Is ‘Coincidence’
Discussion: FrumForum
Michelle Malkin:
Best tourism video ever: Rockford IL woos Fleebaggers
Discussion: protein wisdom
Aaron Carroll / The Incidental Economist:
Enough with the wait times, already
Discussion: Yglesias and Mother Jones
Peter Gorenstein / Yahoo! Finance:
AFL-CIO Chief: Raising Taxes Will Create Jobs
David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
Paul Krugman's Third World fantasy
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
MORE UNION THUGGERY... Violent Leftists Threaten Citizen Journalist “A$$hole White Boy” …
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Rasmussen Reports:
46% View Unionized Teachers As a Bad Thing, 37% Disagree
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
Baseball Gave $25 Million Lifeline to Mets
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Daniel Strauss / Ballot Box:
Congressman who donned tiger costume files for re-election
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
23 killed in Iraq's ‘Day of Rage’ protests
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Kathleen Parker leaving CNN's struggling ‘Parker Spitzer’
Discussion: Politics Daily
David Leonhardt / Economix:
College Costs Aren't the Main Problem
Discussion: Ezra Klein
David Weigel / Weigel:
Where Are the Thugs?  —  MADISON, Wisc.  — Michelle Malkin promises …