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1:00 AM ET, February 21, 2011

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Ian Black / Guardian:
Libya on brink as protests hit Tripoli  —  Muammar Gaddafi's son warns of civil war in state television address as regime tries to halt uprising  —  Muammar Gaddafi's son went on Libyan TV to defend his father's 41-year rule of Libya as protests spread to the capital Tripoli.
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Aljazeera:
Libya clashes spread to Tripoli  —  Clashes between anti-government protesters and Gaddafi supporters escalate as army unit ‘defects’ in Benghazi.  —  Security forces have shot dead scores of protesters in Libya's second largest city, where residents said a military unit had joined their cause.
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Daily Dish
News: News blog:
Arab and Middle East protests - as they happened
Discussion: Guardian and Truthdig
Nick Meo / Telegraph:
Libya protests: 140 ‘massacred’ as Gaddafi sends in snipers to crush dissent
Fox News:
12K State Workers Could Be Fired Without Budget Deal, Wisconsin Governor Warns  —  Saturday: Protesters gather down State Street in Madison, Wis., after a rally outside the Wisconsin State Capitol.  A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of GOP Gov. Scott Walker on the muddy east lawn …
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Washington Examiner:
Battle of Wisconsin threatens unions' political might  —  Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker - elected last November along with GOP majorities in both chambers of the state's legislature — wants his state's public employees to contribute half the cost of their pensions …
Meredith Shiner / Reuters:
Protesters, impasse remain in Madison
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
Robert Costa / National Review:
Walker: ‘We are willing to take this as long as it takes’
Discussion: The Other McCain
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A View From The Hard Right  —  Don Surber: … Instapundit links to this post also decrying the Egyptian revolt, as an opening for Islamist rule.  Torture-defender Andy McCarthy is also disturbed by Sheikh Qaradawi's return.  (Dish coverage of Qaradawi here, here, and, more skeptically, here.)
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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 …
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.......
Associated Press:
Wis. union head calls on teachers to go to work  —  MADISON, Wis. — The head of Wisconsin's powerful teachers' union is calling on educators to return to classrooms Monday and Tuesday rather than continue being absent to protest an anti-union bill at the state Capitol.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Soros: Fox News like Nazis in way it deceives people  —  Last year, it was announced that billionaire George Soros gave his first ever contribution to Media Matters, an organization that puts a specific emphasis on criticizing the Fox News Channel.  Now we may know the reason why Soros has made this donation public.
Guardian:
American held over Lahore shooting was CIA spy  —  • Raymond Davis employed by CIA ‘beyond shadow of doubt’  —  • Former soldier charged with murder over deaths of two men  —  • Davis accused of shooting one man twice in the back as he fled  —  • Special report: A CIA spy and a diplomatic whirlwind
Discussion: Emptywheel and The Daily Caller
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
Discussion: The Greenroom and The Hill
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Ryan: Any short-term funding bill will have to include spending cuts
Discussion: Cubachi and The Politico
Mark Williams / Mark Williams News & Commentary:
FIGHT THE SEIU WITH TACTIC THEY USE AGAINST US - THIS WEEK!  —  Late Update: Follow the civil discussion by Obamites in the “comments” section below  —  .  —  http://action.seiu.org/page/s/ solidarityaction  —  .  —  That link will take you to an SEIU page where you can sign up as an …
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 …
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
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Marking Davis's Confederate Inauguration  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — One hundred and fifty years and one day later, the South did it again.  —  Before a cheering crowd of several hundred men and women, some in period costume and others in crisp suits, an amateur actor playing Jefferson Davis …
 
 
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Liz Robbins / New York Times:
Iran Squelches Protest Attempt in Capital
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Chinese Security Officials Respond to Call for Protests
Discussion: Hit & Run
The Politico:
Republican governors strike at heart of Democratic Party
Agence France Presse:
US drone kills five militants in NW Pakistan: officials
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Christie adviser mulls PAC
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Don Surber
Jim Vertuno / The Huffington Post:
Texas Poised To Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
This Just In ...  President Obama is not a foreigner.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and National Review
thenorthwestern.com:
Video: Watch State Rep. Gordon Hintz's speech on Assembly floor Friday night
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
GOP's Idea of Fiscal Responsibility: Cutting The President's Teleprompter, Decorating Budget
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Labor Unions and Me  —  Ezra Klein's weekend question: “Almost forgot!
Discussion: American Power and L'Hôte
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
To Celebrate The #Jan25 Revolution, Egyptian Names His Firstborn “Facebook”
Kjtorrance / Weekly Standard:
A Historic Flood of Red Ink
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Founding Blogger / Founding Bloggers:
BREAKING: Andrew Breitbart Contracts “Walker Pneumonia” In Madison, Wisconsin!