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3:35 AM ET, March 11, 2011

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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Why do these people, many of whom are professionals, feel no fear in expressing such death wishes in the open?  —  You have seen the video of Twitter death wishes directed at Sarah Palin, by people who did not feel the need to hide their identities.  —  So like clockwork, death wishes …
Discussion: Power Line and Weasel Zippers
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The Right Scoop:
Death wishes and hate to Gov. Walker on twitter  —  The tweets speak for themselves.  There could be a bunch more but I just don't have that kind of time.  —  Click the images to see the original tweet:  —  Oy.  —  UPDATE: This is a letter that was sent to the Wisconsin Republicans (via TheBlaze)
Charlie Sykes / 620wtmj.com:
DEATH THREATS  —  Since the MSM appears intent on downplaying …
Graham Gurrin / Daily Mail:
Blacked up and in a bow tie: Eva Braun in party mood as rare set of pictures of Hitler's wife are unearthed  —  Previously unseen images from the fascinating private albums of Eva Braun have come to light.  —  They give us incredible retrospective access to Hitler's little-known companion and her life.
Discussion: Guardian and Wonkette
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Guy Walters / Daily Mail:
Blacked up and in a bow tie: Eva Braun in party mood as rare set of pictures of Hitler's mistress are unearthed  —  At first glance, these pictures are so ordinary that they could come from anyone's dusty old family album.  There are picnics and parties, pets and silly poses …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
New video: NPR was going to accept Muslim Education Action Center donation and hide it from the government  —  New video released Thursday afternoon indicates National Public Radio intended to accept a $5 million donation from fictitious Muslim Brotherhood front group Muslim Education Action Center …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Poll: Majorities support recall of two Wisconsin GOP senators  —  Here's something that could give some momentum to efforts to recall Wisconsin GOP state senators in the wake of last night's end-run passage of Scott Walker's measure to roll back public employee bargaining rights.
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Guardian:
Gaddafi takes key towns in Libya  —  • Rebels retreat from Ras Lanuf and Zawiya  —  • Regime warns of full-scale military action  —  • Nato in paralysis as US blocks no-fly zone  —  • Navy chief says Britain ready to send more ships
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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E.D. Kain / American Times:
Is Wisconsin the Real Republican Waterloo?  —  Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald (via Daylife)  —  After the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, conservative writer David Frum called the passage of the bill the GOP's “Waterloo” in reference to Napoleon Bonaparte's crushing defeat …
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JSOnline:
Assembly passes union measure after bitter debate  —  Bargaining bill passes; courts, recalls expected next  —  By Jason Stein, Patrick Marley and Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — After an epic month of political struggle and three final hours of bitter debate …
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Los Angeles Times:
Wisconsin Assembly passes union proposal
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NPR hosts, journalists ‘appalled’ by Ron Schiller's comments  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  In a letter to NPR listeners and supporters, NPR employees say the comments by former fundraising veep Ron Schiller “have done real damage to NPR.  But we're confident that the culture of professionalism we have built …
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Examiner
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Edward Wyatt / The Caucus:
Rand Paul Blames Energy Department for Faulty Toilets, Among Other Things  —  Senator Rand Paul's toilets don't work, and he blames the Department of Energy.  —  At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday, Mr. Paul lambasted Kathleen Hogan …
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Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
More than 60 people, including ‘Snoop’ of ‘The Wire,’ arrested in drug raids  —  Arrests in operation ‘Usual Suspects’ are culmination of 5-month investigation  —  Felicia “Snoop” Pearson had served a prison sentence for murder and returned to drug dealing on the streets of East Baltimore …
Discussion: Mediaite and NPR Topics
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Nina Shen Rastogi / Brow Beat:
David Simon, Creator of The Wire, Speaks on Felicia “Snoop” Pearson's Arrest
Discussion: The Raw Story
Andy Barr / The Politico:
So unfav: Palin's poll plunge  —  Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating is off the charts.  —  The former Alaska governor's numbers are astonishingly upside-down, according to a new Bloomberg poll showing a 32 percentage point spread between those who have an unfavorable rating of Palin and those who view her favorably.
Fox News:
Sen. Graham Wants Intel Chief Gone After He Claims Russia, China Pose ‘Mortal’ Threat  —  A prominent Republican senator called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to resign Thursday after he said Russia and China pose the biggest “mortal threat” to the United States …
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. Escalates Pressure on Libya Amid Mixed Signals
Discussion: New York Magazine
Arianna Huffington / New York Times:
Bill Keller Accuses Me of “Aggregating” an Idea He Had Actually “Aggregated” From Me  —  Perhaps unsettled by the fact that, when combined, The Huffington Post and AOL News have over 70 percent more unique visitors than the New York Times, and that HuffPost/AOL News' combined page views …
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Bloomberg:
AOL Will Cut Up to 900 Jobs as CEO Armstrong Integrates Huffington Post
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Republican courts TV's Morning Joe for Florida Senate challenge  —  Republicans in Washington are trying to recruit Joe Scarborough to run against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) next year.  —  Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) …
John / Power Line:
Let's Make Obama King  —  Last night Col. Ralph Peters was on Bill O'Reilly's show, talking about Libya.  Peters thinks we should act on behalf of the rebels there, but he expressed skepticism that President Obama will ever do anything.  “Obama loves the idea of being President,” Peters said, “but he can't make a decision.”
BBC:
Nato ‘kills cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’  —  The death comes just days after Hamid Karzai lambasted US forces over civilian deaths  —  A relative of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been mistakenly killed by Nato troops in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
Kevin Drew / New York Times:
Huge Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Off Japan's Coast  —  A tsunami hit the coast of northeast Japan on Friday in the aftermath of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles offshore.  Television images showed waves of more than 12 feet roaring inland.  CNN reported that air and land transportation was severely disrupted.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Blogger Poll: The 2nd Annual Ultimate Like/Dislike Poll For Famous People On The Right  —  Right Wing News emailed more than 260 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to rate 55 prominent people and organizations on the Right as either strongly liked, liked, disliked, or strongly disliked.
The Hill:
First Muslim in Congress breaks into tears during radicalization hearing  —  The first Muslim elected to Congress broke into tears Thursday as he delivered his opening remarks at a hearing on radicalization in the Muslim American community.  —  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) …
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CNN:
Emotions fly at controversial hearing on Muslim Americans
Discussion: This Just In and BAGnewsNotes
Will Wilkinson / Prefrontal Nudity:
The Social Animal by David Brooks: A Scornful Review  —  The laudably ambitious aim of the The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achievement, the new book by New York Times columnist David Brooks, is to weave a unified picture from the scattered discoveries in the various sciences …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Balloon Juice
 
 
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
No Intervention in Libya  —  I am against intervention in Libya.
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Jonathan H. Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
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David Gibson / Politics Daily:
Why Gingrich Needs to Find His Inner Victim
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Brooks Boliek / The Politico:
Darrell Issa: White House influencing net neutrality
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The Independent:
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
House GOP to cut $6B in three-week measure funding government
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Luis Martinez / ABCNEWS:
Moammar Gadhafi Will Prevail in Libya if Stalemate Drags On, Intel Director Says
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David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Domestic terrorism of the right-wing kind: Spokane arrest manifests once again where the threat lies
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