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12:15 PM ET, March 27, 2011

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Daily Mail:
200 arrested as hardcore anarchists fight police long into night in Battle of Trafalgar Square after 500,000 march against the cut  —  Over 200 people were arrested as extremists brought violent chaos to central London yesterday after hijacking the much-heralded trade union protest against public spending cuts.
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John / Power Line:
There May Not Always Be An England  —  Do you remember the good old days when an Englishman's proudest boast was that he paid his way?  That was then, and this is now: today something like a half million Englishmen demonstrated in London against proposed budget cuts.  Their boast, apparently: someone else pays my way!
Daily Mail:
Police struggle to control hard-core anarchist rioters after 500,000-strong London march against government cuts ends in violence  —  Hooded anarchists attack London landmarks linked to luxury and wealth  —  Extremists brought violent chaos to Central London yesterday after hijacking …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Wizbang
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE RIGHT'S SELECTIVE EMBRACE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.... It's hardly a secret that in modern politics, conservative Christian Republicans tend to think the issue of religion in public and political life is “theirs.”  It's one of those things that “everyone knows” — Democrats dominate when it comes to workers …
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: Herman Cain Tells ThinkProgress ‘I Would Not’ Appoint A Muslim In My Administration  —  ThinkProgress filed this report from the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines, IA.  —  As the Republican presidential nomination process begins, one GOP candidate is making a name …
Juan / Informed Comment:
An Open Letter to the Left on Libya  —  As I expected, now that Qaddafi's advantage in armor and heavy weapons is being neutralized by the UN allies' air campaign, the liberation movement is regaining lost territory.  Liberators took back Ajdabiya and Brega (Marsa al-Burayqa), key oil towns …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GUESS WHO ‘STOLE THE SHOW’ IN IOWA?.... Iowa will host dozens of “cattle call” events for 2012 Republican presidential candidates over the next several months, and the latest was yesterday's gathering in Des Moines, hosted by far-right Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).  Five likely aspirants showed up, and the receptions they received matter.
Discussion: msnbc.com and Washington Post
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann served up red meat to the crowd at the Iowa conservative principles conference Saturday, slamming President Barack Obama as a Jimmy Carter retread, dissing the Mitch Daniels “truce” call for social issues …
Discussion: Cubachi
O.Kay Henderson:
Bachmann speaks @ King's event in DSM (audio)
Discussion: Radio Iowa and The Page
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich: My Infidelities Helped Me Understand How To Impeach Clinton  —  This morning, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace questioned likely presidential candidate Newt Gingrich — who has placed social issues at the forefront of his emerging campaign — about his personal infidelities and multiple marriages.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Levin: Gadhafi ‘on his heels,’ Libyan people need to remove him  —  The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said on Sunday that Col. Moammar Gadhafi is “on his heels” and Libyan people need to take advantage of the situation and remove their dictator.
Discussion: CNN
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The Huffington Post:
Air Raids Force Gaddafi Retreat; Rebels Seize The East
Discussion: Swampland
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
DeMint Says Other Republicans Should Enter 2012 Race  —  DES MOINES — Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is not interested in running for the Republican presidential nomination, but he said Saturday that the presumed field might not be sufficient to inspire voters and he would welcome a last-minute entry by another candidate.
Simon Neville / Daily Mail:
Vice President's staff lock journalist in a closet for hours during a fundraiser to stop him talking to guests  —  The White House website proudly says ‘President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.’
 
 
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