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8:10 PM ET, March 20, 2011

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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.
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Washington Post:
Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya  —  Video: The Pentagon held a briefing about operation “Odyssey Dawn.”  Vice Admiral William Gortney gave statement on the specific goals of the operation and took questions from the media.  (March 19)  —  CAIRO—The Arab League secretary …
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.
The Politico:
Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action  —  A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.
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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: CNN and The Politico
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 …
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 …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  ‘Unique capabilities’ mean virtually all-American war in Libya  —  Chief Political Correspondent Follow Him @ByronYork  —  With President Obama making only brief remarks during his trip to Latin America, most of what we know about the beginning of the war …
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David Morgan / Reuters:
U.S. stresses limits to military role in Libya
Washington Times:   Obama's illegal war
Simmi Aujla / The Politico:
Lugar sees Libya attack as dangerous  —  Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) warned on Sunday that the U.S. is starting a treacherous descent down a slippery slope of international diplomacy by getting involved in Libya.  —  It doesn't make sense, he said, for the U.S. to help Libyan civilians …
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.
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Saif Gadhafi ‘Surprised’ by Coalition Attack, Says Americans Supporting Terrorists  —  ‘There Is a Big Misunderstanding,’ Saif Gadhafi Tells ABC News' Christiane Amanpour  —  In an exclusive interview with ABC News “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour, Saif Gadhafi …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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
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.
 
 
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