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9:35 AM ET, March 29, 2011

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The White House:
Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Libya  —  National Defense University  —  Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Tonight, I'd like to update the American people on the international effort that we have led in Libya — what we've done, what we plan to do, and why this matters to us.
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
You've Come a Long Way, Baby  —  President Obama's unapologetic, freedom-agenda-embracing, not-shrinking-from-the-use-of- force speech.  —  I knew pretty early on during tonight's speech that President Obama had rejoined—or joined—the historical American foreign policy mainstream.
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: How Obama's Libya claims fit the facts  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be less than meets the eye to President Barack Obama's statements Monday night that NATO is taking over from the U.S. in Libya and that U.S. action is limited to defending people under attack there by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Cites Limits of U.S. Role in Libya  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama defended the American-led military assault in Libya on Monday, saying it was in the national interest of the United States to stop a potential massacre that would have “stained the conscience of the world.”
Washington Post:
Obama: U.S. had responsibility to act in Libya
Discussion: Lynn Sweet and This ain't Hell …
Jamie Dupree / Wsb-am Blogs:
Obama Libya Speech
Discussion: Hit & Run, Danger Room and AmSpecBlog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Trump fails to produce birth certificate  —  Donald Trump made headlines earlier today when he provided what he said was a copy of his birth certificate — but a quick check reveals it's actually not an official document.  —  The paper that Trump released says “Jamaica Hospital” …
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NewsMax.com:
Exclusive to Newsmax: Donald Trump's Birth Certificate  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Donald Trump, who has been making television appearances calling for President Barack Obama …
The Smoking Gun:
What Is Donald Trump, Newborn Birther, Trying To Hide From Us?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Republicans Prepare To Reject Final White House Budget Offer  —  It's been almost a week since House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House last sat down to hammer out a budget agreement, and the schedule's still blank.  Accusations of bad faith are now flying from both sides.
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The Hill:   Dems adopt divide and conquer strategy on spending cuts
Wall Street Journal:
Government Shutdown Grows Likelier
Discussion: The New Republic
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
It's beginning to look a lot like a shutdown
Discussion: TPMDC
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Black Activist Confronts Bill Ayers With Facts  —  Truth to power!  Well done, young lady.
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
EU to ban cars from cities by 2050  —  Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.  —  The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” …
JSOnline:
State stops collecting union dues, starts charging more for health care  —  By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - Gov. Scott Walker's administration is no longer collecting dues on behalf of state unions and as of Sunday began charging employees …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Wisconsin Stops Withholding Unions Dues As Of Today
The Huffington Post:
Obama Featured On Chicago Anti-Abortion Billboards Targeting Black South Siders … An anti-abortion group behind a controversial New York billboard targeting African Americans is now taking its message to the South Side of Chicago, in a billboard targeting supporters of President Obama.
Jeff Cranson / MLive.com:
Michigan Republican chairman's comments rile Senate hopefuls; Hoekstra promises decision on run for Debbie Stabenow's seat within two weeks  —  Former Congressman Pete Hoekstra says he will decide within the next two weeks whether to launch a 2012 run for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Before Libya, White House Must Negotiate With ABC  —  President Obama had a message for the American people Monday night, an explanation of the government's intentions in Libya, one that he believed was important enough to request air time from the broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks.
Bloomberg:
BP Managers Said to Face U.S. Manslaughter Charges Review  —  Federal prosecutors are considering whether to pursue manslaughter charges against BP Plc (BP/) managers for decisions made before the Gulf of Mexico oil well explosion last year that killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill …
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Asks Field Offices to Put Bi-National Immigration Cases on Hold  —  Following up on reports from this weekend, Metro Weekly just received confirmation from Christopher Bentley, the spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services …
Discussion: AMERICAblog Gay and Joe. My. God.
Erick Stakelbeck / CBN.com:
Iranian Video Says Mahdi is ‘Near’  —  New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi—or Islamic messiah—is about to appear.  —  CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Rubio: 'I'm not running' in 2012  —  Freshman Sen. Marco Rubio is pushing back against rumors that he's considering running for president in 2012, saying in his first national television interview since being elected that he's focused on doing the job voters sent him to Washington to do.
Discussion: CNN
 
 
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