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1:05 PM ET, March 20, 2011

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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 …
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: McCain: Obama waited too long in Libya  —  Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was critical of the president's timetable for action in Libya, but said he is confident the American military will succeed.  —  “He (President Obama) waited too long, there is no doubt in my mind about it.
Chris Lawrence / CNN:
Official: U.S. fires on Libyan air defenses
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
USA Today:
Obama: U.S. and ‘broad coalition’ are acting against Gadhafi
Discussion: Doug Ross
Associated Press:
Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya  —  CAIRO (AP) — The head of the Arab League has criticized international strikes on Libya, saying they caused civilian deaths.  —  The Arab League's support for a no-fly zone last week helped overcome reluctance in the West for action in Libya.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Page
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Latme / Babylon & Beyond:
LIBYA: Arab League head criticizes airstrikes as Western forces impose no-fly zone  —  A coordinated attack by Western forces targeting Libyan air capabilities and armor appears to have succeeded in damaging Libyan military installations and armor, but Arab support for the no-fly zone may be waning.
JSOnline:
Supreme Court tensions boil over  —  Prosser says he was goaded into insulting chief justice  —  By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - As the deeply divided state Supreme Court wrestled over whether to force one member off criminal cases last year, Justice David Prosser exploded …
Jane M. Von Bergen / Philly.com:
Unemployed facing new obstacle  —  Some do not want to hire the out-of-work, fearing they were let go because they were lousy workers.  —  The job, posted on Indeed.com, seemed promising - an opening in Texas for a quality engineer with experience in dimensional gauging and benchtop test equipment, offering up to $62,000 a year.
HotAirPundit:
“Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?”  Farrakhan Blasts Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down (Video)  —  Farrakhan goes on a rant on Chicago radio about Obama calling for Qaddafi to step down, this is from yesterday  —  Louis Farrakhan with radio host Cliff Kelley on WVON-AM 1690 Chicago
Discussion: Don Surber, Althouse and Weasel Zippers
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.
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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John Plunkett / Guardian:
PCC investigates Melanie Phillips' Spectator blog  —  Blogpost on media coverage of murder of Israeli family on West Bank referred to the ‘moral depravity’ of Arab ‘savages’  —  Melanie Phillips' Spectator blogpost titled ‘Armchair barbarism’ prompted complaints to the PCC.  Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
At Qaddafi Compound, a Human Shield  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — Even as the Allied intervention began, a group of foreign journalists were bused on a rare visit inside Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's compound — a labyrinth of concrete barracks, fortified walls and barbed wire designed to deter potential military coups.
Discussion: Guardian
Emptywheel:
Newly Released OLC Opinion Reveals How Yoo Relied on Eliminating Fourth Amendment to Wiretap Illegally  —  As Josh Gerstein and Jack Goldsmith note, DOJ just released two of the opinions underlying the warrantless wiretap programs.  They both focus on the May 6, 2004 opinion Goldsmith wrote …
Discussion: The Politico and Lawfare
 
 
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New York Times:
Syrian Police Attack Marchers at Funerals
Discussion: World Threats
Agence France Presse:
Bombs dropped near Kadhafi's Tripoli bunker: AFP
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Juana Summers / The Politico:
California GOP peeved by proposal to push primary
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Clarification  —  Many readers have said that the War Powers …
Discussion: Donklephant, Instapundit and Eunomia
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Barry Brook / BraveNewClimate:
Fukushima nuclear accident: Saturday 19 March summary
Discussion: Kyodo News and World Nuclear News
Ian Deitch / Associated Press:
Hamas fires dozens of mortars at Israel
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
American Official Warns That Qaddafi May Lash Out With New Terrorist Attacks