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7:50 AM ET, February 21, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
Moderate Wisconsin Republicans Offer Compromise  —  With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker maintaining a hard line on his budget bill and Democratic senators refusing to return to Madison to vote, attention is turning to a group of moderate Republican senators to negotiate a compromise to the stalemate …
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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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wisconsin Power Play  —  Last week, in the face of protest demonstrations against Wisconsin's new union-busting governor, Scott Walker — demonstrations that continued through the weekend, with huge crowds on Saturday — Representative Paul Ryan made an unintentionally apt comparison: “It's like Cairo has moved to Madison.”
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and NewsBusters.org
New York Times:
As Republicans See a Mandate on Budget Cuts, Others See Risk
Discussion: The Page
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Protesters in Wisconsin Say They Are Staying Put
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and The Page
Washington Examiner:
Battle of Wisconsin threatens unions' political might
Meredith Shiner / Reuters:
Protesters, impasse remain in Madison
Discussion: The Politico and Pundit & Pundette
Robert Costa / National Review:
Walker: ‘We are willing to take this as long as it takes’
Discussion: Cold Fury and JSOnline
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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BBC:
Libya protests: Gaddafi's son warns of civil war  —  Sayf al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi's son, appears on Libyan TV and accuses people outside Libya of provoking violence  —  Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Sayf al-Islam, has warned of civil war in the country.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Mother Jones
Aljazeera:
Libya clashes spread to Tripoli
Aljazeera:
Uprising flares in Libyan city
Ian Black / Guardian:
Libya protests analysis: 'For Muammar Gaddafi it's kill or be killed'
Discussion: Maggie's Notebook
CNN:
Libyan leader's son proposes major reforms — unless unrest continues
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.
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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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Guardian:
US official in Lahore deaths 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
Tricia Miller / Roll Call:
RNC Surpasses Major Donor Goal Under New Chairman  —  The Republican National Committee raised $5.7 million in January, and new Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that $3.5 million of the total came in after his election Jan. 14.  —  “We owe a lot of our success to major donors …
Jeremy Page / Wall Street Journal:
Call for Protests Unnerves China  —  BEIJING—Chinese authorities detained dozens of political activists after an anonymous online call for people to start a “Jasmine Revolution” in China by protesting in 13 cities—just a day after President Hu Jintao called for tighter Internet controls to help prevent social unrest.
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Chinese Security Officials Respond to Call for Protests
Discussion: Hit & Run
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 …
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.......
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 …
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.
 
 
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M. Amedeo Tumolillo / New York Times:
University of Arizona Sets Up Civility Institute
Discussion: FrumForum
Helen Pidd / Guardian:
Hamburg defeat for Merkel's CDU
Discussion: National Review and Mercury Rising
Agence France Presse:
US drone kills five militants in NW Pakistan: officials
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Christie adviser mulls PAC
 Earlier Items: 
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Schumer: Republicans ‘clamoring’ for government shutdown
Discussion: TalkLeft, The Greenroom and The Hill
Jim Vertuno / The Huffington Post:
Texas Poised To Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
thenorthwestern.com:
Video: Watch State Rep. Gordon Hintz's speech on Assembly floor Friday night
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BREAKING: Andrew Breitbart Contracts “Walker Pneumonia” In Madison, Wisconsin!
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