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10:55 PM ET, March 10, 2011

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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Poll: Majorities support recall of two Wisconsin GOP senators  —  Here's something that could give some momentum to efforts to recall Wisconsin GOP state senators in the wake of last night's end-run passage of Scott Walker's measure to roll back public employee bargaining rights.
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E.D. Kain / American Times:
Is Wisconsin the Real Republican Waterloo?  —  Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald (via Daylife)  —  After the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, conservative writer David Frum called the passage of the bill the GOP's “Waterloo” in reference to Napoleon Bonaparte's crushing defeat …
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka ‘thanks’ Scott Walker  —  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is anointing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker the “Mobilizer of the Year” for galvanizing union members and supporters into action.  —  While blasting Walker and Wisconsin's Republican legislators for their …
Ezra Klein:
Was what Scott Walker did legal?
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Charlie Sykes / 620wtmj.com:
DEATH THREATS  —  Since the MSM appears intent on downplaying the growing intimidation and escalating threats of violence around the union power issue, I am reprinting verbatim an email that was sent to Republican senators.  The email was signed, but I have deleted the name pending what I hope will be a thorough police investigation.
The Right Scoop:
Death wishes and hate to Gov. Walker on twitter  —  The tweets speak for themselves.  There could be a bunch more but I just don't have that kind of time.  —  Click the images to see the original tweet:  —  Oy.  —  UPDATE: This is a letter that was sent to the Wisconsin Republicans (via TheBlaze)
Los Angeles Times:
Wisconsin Assembly passes union proposal
Graham Gurrin / Daily Mail:
Blacked up and in a bow tie: Eva Braun in party mood as rare set of pictures of Hitler's wife are unearthed  —  Previously unseen images from the fascinating private albums of Eva Braun have come to light.  —  They give us incredible retrospective access to Hitler's little-known companion and her life.
Discussion: Guardian and Wonkette
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Guy Walters / Daily Mail:
Blacked up and in a bow tie: Eva Braun in party mood as rare set of pictures of Hitler's mistress are unearthed  —  At first glance, these pictures are so ordinary that they could come from anyone's dusty old family album.  There are picnics and parties, pets and silly poses …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
New video: NPR was going to accept Muslim Education Action Center donation and hide it from the government  —  New video released Thursday afternoon indicates National Public Radio intended to accept a $5 million donation from fictitious Muslim Brotherhood front group Muslim Education Action Center …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
New O'Keefe video: Sure, says NPR exec, we can hide a donation from a Muslim Brotherhood front group from the government; Update: Exec was wrong about our donations policy, says NPR; Update: NPR releases e-mails showing it questioned donation  —  “And, we would certainly, if that was your interest, want to shield you from that.”
Edward Wyatt / The Caucus:
Rand Paul Blames Energy Department for Faulty Toilets, Among Other Things  —  Senator Rand Paul's toilets don't work, and he blames the Department of Energy.  —  At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday, Mr. Paul lambasted Kathleen Hogan …
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Darius Dixon / The Politico:   Paul wants government hands off his toilet
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NPR hosts, journalists ‘appalled’ by Ron Schiller's comments  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  In a letter to NPR listeners and supporters, NPR employees say the comments by former fundraising veep Ron Schiller “have done real damage to NPR.  But we're confident that the culture of professionalism we have built …
Discussion: Mediaite
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The Hill:
First Muslim in Congress breaks into tears during radicalization hearing  —  The first Muslim elected to Congress broke into tears Thursday as he delivered his opening remarks at a hearing on radicalization in the Muslim American community.  —  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) …
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Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Ellison Breaks Into Tears Explaining Story Of Muslim First Responder Who Died To Save Americans On 9/11
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Republican courts TV's Morning Joe for Florida Senate challenge  —  Republicans in Washington are trying to recruit Joe Scarborough to run against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) next year.  —  Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) …
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
More than 60 people, including ‘Snoop’ of ‘The Wire,’ arrested in drug raids  —  Arrests in operation ‘Usual Suspects’ are culmination of 5-month investigation  —  Felicia “Snoop” Pearson had served a prison sentence for murder and returned to drug dealing on the streets of East Baltimore …
Discussion: Mediaite and NPR Topics
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Nina Shen Rastogi / Brow Beat:
David Simon, Creator of The Wire, Speaks on Felicia “Snoop” Pearson's Arrest
Discussion: The Raw Story
Fox News:
Sen. Graham Wants Intel Chief Gone After He Claims Russia, China Pose ‘Mortal’ Threat  —  A prominent Republican senator called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to resign Thursday after he said Russia and China pose the biggest “mortal threat” to the United States …
Discussion: CNN, Pundits Blog, Hot Air and NO QUARTER
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Arianna Huffington / New York Times:
Bill Keller Accuses Me of “Aggregating” an Idea He Had Actually “Aggregated” From Me  —  Perhaps unsettled by the fact that, when combined, The Huffington Post and AOL News have over 70 percent more unique visitors than the New York Times, and that HuffPost/AOL News' combined page views …
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Bloomberg:
AOL Will Cut Up to 900 Jobs as CEO Armstrong Integrates Huffington Post
Will Wilkinson / Prefrontal Nudity:
The Social Animal by David Brooks: A Scornful Review  —  The laudably ambitious aim of the The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achievement, the new book by New York Times columnist David Brooks, is to weave a unified picture from the scattered discoveries in the various sciences …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
So unfav: Palin's poll plunge  —  Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating is off the charts.  —  The former Alaska governor's numbers are astonishingly upside-down, according to a new Bloomberg poll showing a 32 percentage point spread between those who have an unfavorable rating of Palin and those who view her favorably.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Christie's Talk Is Blunt, but Not Always Straight  —  New Jersey's public-sector unions routinely pressure the State Legislature to give them what they fail to win in contract talks.  Most government workers pay nothing for health insurance.  Concessions by school employees would have prevented any cuts in school programs last year.
Shirli Sitbon / France24:
France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority  —  To take advantage of all the features on FRANCE24.COM, please click here to download the latest version of Flash Player.  —  France became the first country to formally recognize the Libyan opposition - the Interim Transitional National Council …
David Gibson / Politics Daily:
Why Gingrich Needs to Find His Inner Victim … Newt Gingrich has always been a hard guy to feel sorry for, given his blustery and often bilious political opinions and an indulgent personal life marked by three marriages and a chilling indifference to the dire circumstances of his jilted spouses.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Blogger Poll: The 2nd Annual Ultimate Like/Dislike Poll For Famous People On The Right  —  Right Wing News emailed more than 260 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to rate 55 prominent people and organizations on the Right as either strongly liked, liked, disliked, or strongly disliked.
Discussion: Riehl World View and Vox Popoli
 
 
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Discussion: 2chambers and The Hill
Michelle Malkin:
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David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Domestic terrorism of the right-wing kind: Spokane arrest manifests once again where the threat lies
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Guest writer John Phillips: For Republicans in 2012, it's Sarah Palin or another big fat L
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