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1:20 AM ET, March 20, 2011

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Fox News:
U.S. Launches Cruise Missiles Against Qaddafi's Air Defenses  —  The U.S. Navy fires the first U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles against Libyan leader's Muammar al-Qaddafi's air defenses Saturday.  —  The Pentagon says 112 missiles have been launched from U.S. and British ships in the Mediterranean, hitting 20 Libyan targets.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Michael Moore rips Obama over Libya  —  Anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore tore into President Obama for taking military action in Libya on Saturday.  —  Moore, a frequent critic of President Bush for launching the Iraq War, unleashed a string on tweets comparing the U.S. military's mission …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Big Hollywood
ABCNEWS:
U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya  —  Pentagon: 112 Missiles Fired at More Than 20 Targets Inside Libya  —  More than 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck over 20 targets inside Libya today in the opening phase of an international military operation the Pentagon said was aimed …
msnbc.com:
Allied forces fire missiles on Libya  —  Below:  —  BENGHAZI, Libya — A coalition of American and European forces launched a military campaign Saturday to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power, bombing Libyan targets by air and sea in the first phase of the largest international military effort since the Iraq war.
Discussion: BBC, Crooks and Liars and The Impolitic
Chris Lawrence / CNN:
Official: U.S. fires on Libyan air defenses  —  (CNN) — The U.S. military launched its first airstrikes on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses, officials said Saturday.  —  U.S. Tomahawk missiles landed in the area around Tripoli and Misrata, a senior military official said …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
David Wood / The Huffington Post:
Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
A feminist milestone: Our male President has been pulled into war by 3 women.
New York Times:
Obama Takes Hard Line With Libya After Shift by Clinton
USA Today:
Obama: U.S. and ‘broad coalition’ are acting against Gadhafi
Discussion: Doug Ross
BBC:
French military jets over Libya
McClatchy Washington Bureau:   Defying U.N., Gadhafi's forces attack Benghazi
New York Times:
U.S. Missiles Strike Libyan Air-Defense Targets
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Low-brow: Bill Maher says Sarah Palin is a ‘dumb twat’  —  One might think paying for HBO as a premium cable channel would entitle subscribers to high-quality entertainment selections.  But for an hour Friday night, viewers were treated to a little misogynistic locker room humor with the channel's “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Palin: I could have brought change in '08  —  Republicans would have been more successful in the 2008 presidential elections if she was at the top of the ticket, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested Saturday.  —  Speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, Palin was asked …
indiatoday.intoday.in:
Not yet sure of running for US President in 2012: Sarah Palin  —  Clearly hinting at the rise of India and the United States rather than China, former Republican Vice-President nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday said that the 'world's largest democracies and not the world's autocracies' would rise in the 21st century.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Palin rips Obama's energy policy, handling of Middle East
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and sisu
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Clarification  —  Many readers have said that the War Powers Act does indeed give the president the legal right to initiate a war without Congressional vote.  Maybe I wasn't clear enough.  I do not doubt that, even though it seems to me that that Act makes a mockery of the separation of powers.
Discussion: Eunomia
Rex Murphy / National Post:
When crisis strikes the world, Obama falls silent  —  There's a great vacancy at the top of the world: A retreat by the American government from its global leadership role.  —  From the end of the First World War right up until about a year ago, there could be no gainsaying the predominant role …
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
American Official Warns That Qaddafi May Lash Out With New Terrorist Attacks
Discussion: Salon
Josh Rogin / The Cable:
Inside the White House-Congress meeting on Libya
Juana Summers / The Politico:
California GOP peeved by proposal to push primary  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Golden State is about as Blue as they come in general elections for president.  But California Republicans still want to influence their own party's nominating process, and they're irked by a Democratic proposal …
Barry Brook / BraveNewClimate:
Fukushima nuclear accident: Saturday 19 March summary  —  Last Saturday the the crisis level at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station was rapidly on the rise.  Hydrogen explosions, cracks in the wetwell torus and fires in a shutdown unit's building — it seemed the sequence of new problems would never end.
Charlotte Home / charlotte.fbi.gov:
Defendant Convicted of Minting His Own Currency  —  STATESVILLE, NC—Bernard von NotHaus, 67, was convicted today by a federal jury of making, possessing, and selling his own coins, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
An Advocate Who Scares Republicans  —  The piñata sat alone at the witness table, facing the members of the House subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit.  —  The Wednesday morning hearing was titled “Oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”
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Guardian:
Japan bans some food sales
Discussion: Mercury Rising and Truthdig
CNN:
Food from farms near nuclear plant radioactive
Agence France Presse:
Bombs dropped near Kadhafi's Tripoli bunker: AFP  —  TRIPOLI (AFP) - Bombs were dropped near the Tripoli headquarters of strongman Moamer Kadhafi early Sunday, prompting barrages of anti-aircraft fire from Libyan forces, an AFP reporter said.  —  The bombs exploded as an aircraft overflew …
 
 
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U.S., Coalition Attack Libya Air-Defense Systems With ‘Operation Odyssey’
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