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9:00 PM ET, February 20, 2011

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BBC:
Libya unrest: Scores killed in Benghazi ‘massacre’  —  Details have emerged of huge casualty figures in the Libyan city of Benghazi, where troops have launched a brutal crackdown on protesters.  —  More than 200 people are known to have died, doctors say, with 900 injured.
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Ian Black / Guardian:
Libya defiant as protests spread to Tripoli amid rising death toll  —  Reports of clashes in Libyan capital, with protesters said to be preparing to march on Gaddafi's compound  —  Muammar Gaddafi was defending his 41-year rule of Libya after protests spread to Tripoli following a bloody crackdown …
Aljazeera:
Libya clashes spread to Tripoli
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Nick Meo / Telegraph:
Libya protests: 140 ‘massacred’ as Gaddafi sends in snipers to crush dissent
Aljazeera:
Libya unrest death toll ‘tops 200’
Irish_Grinder / New York Post:
Topics  —  Salsumba: so who from Columbia was going to walk into Bagdada and “just arrest” Sadaam?  Maybe you?  You sir/ma'am are an illiformed nitwit.  —  SSGT Maschek< you are outstanding!  These Columbia BD's are so smart they are stupid.......
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Dana Pico / Common Sense Political Thought:
The students at Columbia University have an absolute right to express their opinions . . .  . . . and so do I: some of them are worth less than the remnants of dinner I flushed down the toilet this morning.  From the … More at the link.  —  Columbia University is a private school …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Lugar opposes House budget bill  —  A senior Senate Republican on Sunday rejected the spending bill approved by House Republicans on Saturday.  —  Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) said the size of the $61 billion in cuts proposed by the House is “reasonable,” but he wouldn't support the bill as it stands.
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Schumer: Republicans ‘clamoring’ for government shutdown  —  Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York criticized Republican demands to cut spending in a short-term spending resolution that would continue funding the government while negotiations persist on a longer-term plan.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Schumer: GOP puts Congress on course for inevitable shutdown
Discussion: The Greenroom and CNN
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Ryan: Any short-term funding bill will have to include spending cuts
Discussion: The Politico
Robert Costa / National Review:
Walker: ‘We are willing to take this as long as it takes’  —  Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin told Fox News Sunday this morning that he will consider “every option” as he attempts to bring Democratic state senators back to the capitol to vote on his budget plan.  “We are willing to take this as long as it takes,” he said.
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Meredith Shiner / Reuters:
Protesters, impasse remain in Madison
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
E.S. Browning / Wall Street Journal:
Retiring Boomers Find 401(k) Plans Fall Short  —  The 401(k) generation is beginning to retire, and it isn't a pretty sight.  —  The retirement savings plans that many baby boomers thought would see them through old age are falling short in many cases.  —  The median household headed …
Angella Johnson / Daily Mail:
I was a mob sex attack victim in Tahrir Square... just like Lara Logan  —  I was especially horrified to read of CBS journalist Lara Logan's sex ordeal as she reported on Egyptians celebrating the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak - because I too was a victim.
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Stars and Sewers  —  Rarely have we seen such epic clashes between …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Prairie Weather
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Yuppie Revolution In Egypt Is Over, The Islamist Revolution Has Begun  —  When it came to overthrowing Hosni Mubarek, the western media thrust itself into the situation and portrayed the uprising as a western-style demand for freedom.  —  The television screens were filled with stories …
Anchorage Daily News:
Former aide rips Palin in leaked book manuscript  —  UNPUBLISHED: Former governor broke election law, Bailey alleges.  —  A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin's closest aides from her time as governor charges that Palin broke state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign …
thenorthwestern.com:
Video: Watch State Rep. Gordon Hintz's speech on Assembly floor Friday night  —  Whether there had been one camera, a dozen or had he been in a room with just his fellow lawmakers, Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, believes his reaction would have been the same.
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Labor Unions and Me  —  Ezra Klein's weekend question: “Almost forgot!  Have you or anyone close to you belonged to a union?  How did that change your impressions of organized labor in general?”  —  I'm generally speaking an out-of-touch pointy headed elite, but as it happens throughout my life my father has been a union member.
Discussion: American Power and L'Hôte
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Christie adviser mulls PAC  —  One of Chris Christie's top political advisers revealed that he is considering formation of a federal political action committee because of the extraordinary interest in the New Jersey governor.  —  Bill Palatucci, often described as Christie's “political godfather …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 
 
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Administration treads carefully on Libya, Bahrain pro-democracy protest violence
Discussion: The Politico
Jen DiMascio / The Politico:
Rumsfeld blasts Obama's world image
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu / Arutz Sheva:
New Bid to Remove De Facto Freeze on Jews in Judea and Samaria
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Denise Dick / Vindicator:
Facebook remark wasn't racist, Hagan says
Discussion: RedState
 

 
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