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Newsweek:
Take the Quiz: What We Don't Know  —  The U.S. citizenship test is comprised of 100 questions, across five categories: American government, systems of government, rights and responsibilities, American history and integrated civics.  Ten questions from the 100 are chosen randomly for the test-taker.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
PONDERING THE ‘HOW DUMB ARE WE?’  QUESTION.... Newsweek …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
A Very Liberal Intervention  —  In its month-long crab walk toward a military confrontation with Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Obama administration has delivered a clinic in the liberal way of war.  —  Just a week ago, as the tide began to turn against the anti-Qaddafi rebellion …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Right's New Meme  —  Most of the GOP leadership is playing it mum or playing it vicious on the Libya madness.  Surprise!  Obama cannot win because his un-Bush style of intervention is so ... liberal.  Palin is the most vacuous, of course.  Her criticism is entirely of style …
Marc Lynch / Foreign Policy:
Libya in its Arab Context
Steven Metz / The New Republic:
Libya's Coming Insurgency
Discussion: New Atlanticist and New York Times
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Now it's time to defund NPR  —  Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR.  I am a journalist and NPR is an important platform for journalism.  —  But last week my line of defense for NPR ran into harsh political realities.
Conal Urquhart / Guardian:
Palin pulls out of Bethlehem visit  —  Former governor of Alaska goes to Greek Orthodox monastery and Jerusalem during tour of Israel  —  Sarah Palin apparently had second thoughts about crossing an Israeli checkpoint on Mondayto visit Bethlehem during a three-day visit to Jerusalem.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
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Lauraklairmont / CNN:
CNN Poll: Most support no fly zone in Libya but not ground troops  —  Washington (CNN) - Seven in ten Americans support military action by the U.S. and other countries to establish a no-fly zone in Libya, a 14-point increase since last week, according to a new national poll.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Poll: Majority approve of Obama's actions on Libya
Kate Golden / WisconsinWatch.org:
Analysis: Emails favored Walker 2-1  —  One-third of positive emails from out of state … By Kate Golden  —  Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism  —  Gov. Scott Walker was right: The angry crowds in Madison didn't tell the whole story of how Wisconsinites felt.
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host.madison.com:
Analysis shows emails to Walker favored budget repair bill
David Catanese / The Politico:
McCaskill will sell ‘the damn plane’  —  Sen. Claire McCaskill is selling the personal plane that has caused her turbulence in recent weeks after POLITICO revealed she used taxpayer money to cover the cost of political travel.  —  The first-term Democrat said she was very happy she was able …
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Sen. Claire McCaskill admits owing $287K in taxes on private plane  —  Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) announced Monday she was sending a check to St. Louis County to pay thousands of dollars in backed property taxes owed on a private plane.  —  The plane that McCaskill co-owns with her husband …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
TOO ‘BROKE’ FOR IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMS?.... Part of the problem with the budget plan approved by House Republicans is that it has too many problems.  For critics, it's hard to even know where to start with all the spectacular flaws, and Democrats have struggled — if they've even tried …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
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Suzy Khimm / Mother Jones:
Death By a Single GOP Cut?
Michelle Malkin:
Hey, NPR: Fund your own lame liberal humor — and leave my family alone  —  If the obscure and has-been comedians who appear on National Public Radio want to mock conservatives and spread left-wing propaganda, they should do it on their own damned dime.  —  The government-sponsored radio …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Barney Frank: Obama might not have stomach for fight over Elizabeth Warren  —  President Obama may not be willing to endure the ideological battle that would result from nominating Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer protection agency, a top Democrat said Monday.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Pawlenty to file exploratory committee today  —  Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will file paperwork to organize his bid for the White House, he told supporters on a conference call.  —  “We're filing the paperwork today to form an exploratory committee to run for president of the United States …
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Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Pawlenty launches committee to explore White House bid
Christianity Today:
Q & A: Herman Cain on Faith, Calling, and Presidential Aspirations  —  Jesus also said, “The poor will always be with us.”  He did not say, “The poor have to always be poor.”  And if you look at the poor in this country, some people don't remain poor.I think that's what Christ expects of us …
Jon Boone / Guardian:
US army's ‘kill team’ in Afghanistan  —  Commanders brace for backlash of anti-US sentiment that could be more damaging than after the Abu Ghraib scandal  —  Commanders in Afghanistan are bracing themselves for possible riots and public fury triggered by the publication of “trophy” …
JSOnline:
Senator's girlfriend had help getting job  —  Even though the state is supposedly broke, top officials in Gov. Scott Walker's team were able to scrape together enough money to give a state job to the woman identified as Sen. Randy Hopper's girlfriend.  —  Anything for a political ally.
David Boaz / Britannica Blog:
What Ever Happened to the Antiwar Movement?  —  About 100 antiwar protesters, including Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, were arrested Saturday outside the White House in demonstrations marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.  It's a far cry from the Bush years …
Indianapolis Star:
First family has ‘an awful lot to think about’  —  A weekly look at Gov. Mitch Daniels' activities as he weighs a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.  —  National pundits are speculating that one person is standing between Mitch Daniels and the White House, and it's not Barack Obama.
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Trump: I “screwed” Gaddafi  —  A priceless moment from Donald Trump on Fox & Friends this morning.
Michelle Mondo / MySanAntonio.com:
The Beefy Crunch Burrito incident  —  Man upset by price gets in shootout with police; no one hurt.  —  mmondo@express-news.net  —  Members of the SAPD SWAT team work the scene of a standoff at the Rodeway Inn.  Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS/eaornelas@express-news.net / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS NFS
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Jawa Report
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Key Dem: Attacks on Libya ‘because of oil’  —  The United States military action against Libya is motivated by a desire for affordable and accessible oil, a top Democrat on environmental issues said Monday.  —  Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and HotAirPundit
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
Uncivil disobedience  —  Just a couple of months ago, in the wake of Jared Loughner's shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, simple talk of “targeting” a political opponent for defeat was treated as beyond the pale.  But let's look at some more recent language — and conduct …
Discussion: Don Surber
Agence France Presse:
Pelosi hospitalised in Rome after feeling unwell  —  ROME — US Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalised on Monday after feeling unwell during a visit to Rome, Italian news agencies said.  —  Pelosi, in Italy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Italian nation …
 
 
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Megan Scully / NationalJournal.com:
Costs of Libya Operation Already Piling Up
Richard Dunham / Texas on the Potomac:
Q&A: President George H.W. Bush talks about volunteerism, his family and his friendship with Bill Clinton
Discussion: The Politico and GOP 12
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
Tweety Was Right: Cats Are a Bird's No. 1 Enemy
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Green
Paul Blumenthal / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Koch Money  —  Few companies have received as much attention …
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org
The Huffington Post:
Why We Need Universal Service
Tom Hayes / New York Times:
Ok, Call Me a Digital Scab
John O. McGinnis / Wall Street Journal:
The Law Is a Class  —  Law schools wield more social influence …
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John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Promise on Taxes Sparks GOP Rift
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Libya, a Seventh-Tier Problem for America
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Senators Who Want Deficit Reduction Can Reduce the Deficit By Refusing to Vote in Favor of Deficit-Increasing Measures
James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
Unable to Restrain Themselves