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3:15 AM ET, March 21, 2011

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BBC:
Tripoli blast as coalition action goes on  —  Libya said it was ordering all its forces to observe an immediate ceasefire  —  The Pentagon expects to hand over control of allied military operations in Libya “in a matter of days”, either to a UK-France coalition or to Nato, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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Guardian:
Gaddafi may become target of air strikes, Liam Fox admits  —  Coalition forces accused of mission creep and disproportionate action against Tripoli  —  America, France and Britain - the leaders of the coalition's air attacks on Libya - were struggling to maintain international support for their actions …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Libya: Mike Mullen admits stalemate could leave Gaddafi in charge  —  The head of the United States military has admitted that despite the use of prodigious force against Libya a stalemate could ensue in which Col Muammar Gaddafi remained in power.  —  Adm Mike Mullen, chairman …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Pajamas Media
New York Times:
Allies Target Qaddafi's Ground Forces as Libyan Rebels Regroup  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — American and European militaries intensified their barrage of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's forces by air and sea on Sunday, as the mission moved beyond taking away his ability to use Libyan airspace …
Washington Post:
Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya
Associated Press:
Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Just a Bad, Bad Idea  —  At the end of last week I couldn't help tweeting that everything I was seeing in Libya was bringing out my inner foreign policy Realist.  And everything I've seen this weekend has confirmed me in that view.  Indeed, there are so many reasons this strikes me as a bad idea I really hardly know where to start.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Nader: Obama should be impeached for ‘war crimes’  —  Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader says that President Obama should be impeached for committing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.  —  The consumer advocate and former presidential candidate said in an interview that aired Friday …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Boehner wants Obama to explain US role in Libya
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Paul Krugman:
Rantings of an Ex-Maestro  —  Some people have asked me for reactions to this piece by Alan Greenspan (pdf) on how Obama's activism is preventing economic recovery.  I could go through the weak reasoning, the shoddy econometrics that ignores a large literature on business investment and ignores simultaneity problems, etc., etc..
Liberty Chick / Big Government:
SEIU Hit With RICO Lawsuit, Blames Hunton and Williams and...Koch Brothers  —  After years of being harassed by the purple people beaters, one company has finally said ENOUGH.  —  In a press release issued Thursday, Sodexo USA announced that the company has filed a civil lawsuit …
John / Power Line:
Sarah Palin In Jerusalem  —  Liberals love to insult Sarah Palin's intelligence.  It's not a subject on which I have any particular opinion, except to note that, apparently by a remarkable coincidence, her judgment is correct on just about every subject.  For instance, Israel.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Andrew Sullivan: 'I Don't Know Why Anybody Voted for Obama in the Primaries - It's a Clintonian Mess'  —  The far-left in America are having a collective conniption fit over President Obama's decision to attack Libya.  —  Included in the wolf pack is the Atlantic magazine's Andrew Sullivan …
Discussion: The Politico, Hot Air and Verum Serum
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Egyptian Voters Approve Constitutional Changes  —  CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday that will usher in rapid elections, with the results underscoring the strength of established political organizations …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Candyass blogger move of all time: Lawyers, Guns & Money bans Meade!  —  The little professor Robert Farley couldn't face the challenge Meade made to his (truly lame) post “On Libya” (which I blogged about yesterday).  —  Imagine not wanting the brilliant, good-humored Meade as a commenter!
Michelle Krupa / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Possible oil sheen under investigation in Gulf of Mexico could be large  —  The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially massive oil sheen about 20 miles north of the site of last April's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.  —  A helicopter crew and pollution investigators …
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
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.
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James Hamilton / Econbrowser:
Price dynamics  —  A dominant class of economic theories …
Discussion: Modeled Behavior
BBC:
Extra forces  —  Meanwhile, the build-up of forces to enforce the no-fly zone continues.
Discussion: Guardian and Bloomberg
Robin Yapp / Telegraph:
Obama says US to be major purchaser of Brazilian oil
Discussion: Don Surber and Weasel Zippers
indiatoday.intoday.in:
Sarah Palin: America and India are a testament to the positive force of human aspirations
Daily Mail:
U.S. strikes against Gaddafi's forces branded ‘a success’ as bombed out tanks and cars litter the roads near Benghazi
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Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Saif Gadhafi ‘Surprised’ by Coalition Attack, Says Americans Supporting Terrorists
Matthew Lee / Arab News:
Clinton warns Iran against meddling in Gulf
Simmi Aujla / The Politico:
Lugar sees Libya attack as dangerous
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Unemployed facing new obstacle