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6:25 PM ET, February 27, 2011


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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Herman Cain wins Tea Party presidential live straw poll at Phoenix summit  —  Phoenix (CNN) - Which Republican should become the next president?  Herman Cain, according to a number of Tea Party activists gathered at a weekend summit in Phoenix.  —  Cain, a conservative talk show host …
Herman Cain wins Tea Party straw poll
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Roger Ailes to be Indicted  —  Last week, the NY Times broke the story that Roger Ailes had urged various colleagues to lie to Federal investigators; (David Corn explains the background to this here).  —  NYT: … Here's what I learned recently: Someone I spoke with claimed that Ailes …
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
FOX NEWS BOSS ROGER AILES TO BE INDICTED???  —  Last week it was revealed that legendary FOX News boss Roger Ailes allegedly told underling Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators to protect Rudy Giuliani.  —  Regan reportedly has a tape of the telephone call in which Ailes urged her to do this.
Michael Whitney / Firedoglake:
Live Updates: Police to Clear Protestors from Wisconsin Capitol Building  —  I'm collecting live coverage of events as police prepare to clear out the Wisconsin Capitol Building in Madison, WI on the 14th day of protests against Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting bill.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Althouse and Meade return to the Veterans Memorial and encounter apologetic protesters, the police, and a rudeness expert.  —  I took this video yesterday — Saturday, February 26th — at the Wisconsin Capitol building.  Meade wanted to go back to see if the protesters had followed through …
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Redacted Material from the FBI File of the Late Senator Ted Kennedy  —  While in Santiago, Kennedy “made arrangements to ‘rent’ a brothel for an entire night”; Sought meetings with “communists and others who had left-wing views”
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
50-State Union Protest Falls Far Short Of Predicted Turnout  —  Protests in support of Wisconsin public sector unions were organized by and labor unions today.  —  Promoters, such as David Dayen at Firedoglake, were predicting a million-person turnout nationwide.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
FAIL... Dems Left Red-Faced; Protesters Fail to Materialize at National MoveOn Rallies
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Arabs Embrace Israeli's YouTube Spoof of Qaddafi  —  JERUSALEM — A satirical YouTube clip mocking Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's megalomania is fast becoming a popular token of the Libya uprising across Middle East.  And in an added affront to Colonel Qaddafi, it was created by an Israeli living in Tel Aviv.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
AFL-CIO chief blesses Obama's handling of Wisconsin labor battle  —  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave his blessing Sunday to President Obama's handling of the labor standoff in Wisconsin.  —  Amid some criticism on the left that Obama could do more to boost unions in their demonstrations …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Left presses Obama to take a firmer stand on heated labor battles
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Walker's Over-Reach, Ctd  —  Dick Morris's latest poll shows Wisonsin voters where the Dish is - in favor of Walker's specific requests of public sector unions, but unwilling to remove most collective bargaining rights.  By slipping this collective bargaining provision into the bill …
Discussion: Defend Wisconsin and Balloon Juice
Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Amanpour Interviews Gadhafi's Son  —  Saif Gadhafi Says Libya Is Not America's ‘Business’  —  In an exclusive interview with “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and one of his chief advisers, insisted Libya was calm …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Why Wouldn't the Tea Party Shut It Down?  —  NO one remembers anything in America, especially in Washington, so the history of the Great Government Shutdown of 1995 is being rewritten with impunity by Republicans flirting with a Great Government Shutdown of 2011.
Libya's Gaddafi clings to Tripoli  —  With much of the oil-producing regions in opposition hands, Gaddafi's power base shrinks to the capital's periphery.  —  As more cities fall into the hands of the pro-democracy protesters, Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, is hanging on to the capital …
Discussion: Sky Dancing, Truthdig and The Agonist
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
The Only Chart You Need To See To Understand Why The US Is Screwed  —  We're still working our way through Kleiner Perkins' partner Mary Meeker's excellent analysis of the financial condition of the United States.  —  We'll be breaking out some key sections in the next few days.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and TigerHawk
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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James Hohmann / The Politico:
LePage: 'We're going after right-to-work'
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Phil Boehmke / American Thinker:
Democrat Senator's absence to cost Wisconsin $165 Million
Discussion: Wake up America and Moe Lane
Suzanne Daley / New York Times:
Swedes Begin to Question Liberal Migration Tenets