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12:35 PM ET, March 22, 2011


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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Top Dem rejects calls for Obama impeachment over Libya  —  A key Senate Democrat on Tuesday tamped down the suggestion by some in his own party that President Obama could be impeached for launching military strikes on Libya.  —  Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), a supporter of the U.S. mission …
Erika Niedowski / The Hill:
Obama faces bipartisan pushback on force; US has no 'king's army'  —  President Obama has long trumpeted a desire to see lawmakers from both sides come together in bipartisan fashion, and now they have: to criticize his taking military action in Libya without formally consulting Congress.
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
In Official Notification Two Days Later, President Obama Alerts Congress the US Joined a War
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Republican says action in Libya is an ‘affront’ to the US Constitution
Discussion: CNN, Reuters and Fox Nation
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama: We know what we're doing
Discussion: The Hill
Libya: US fighter jet crash lands in field near Benghazi  —  A US warplane has crash landed in a Libyan field in the area around Benghazi, The Telegraph can disclose.  —  The two crew members on the F-15E fighter jet ejected to safety.  One has already been recovered by US forces …
New York Times:
American Warplane Crashes in Libya as Ground Fighting Continues  —  WASHINGTON — An American F-15E fighter jet crashed in Libya overnight and one crew member has been recovered while the other is “in the process of recovery,” according to a spokesman for the American military's Africa Command …
David Rising / Associated Press:
US jet crashes in Libya, both crew are safe
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
At War in Libya  —  Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has long been a thug and a murderer who has never paid for his many crimes, including the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.  The United Nations Security Council resolution authorized member nations to take “all necessary measures” …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Problem With Partners  —  These days we are all co-religionists in the church of multilateralism.  The Iraq war reminded everybody not to embark on an international effort without a broad coalition.  —  Yet today, as an impeccably crafted multilateral force intervenes in Libya, certain old feelings are coming back to the surface.
John Hawkins /
7 Questions For Liberals About Obama's Libyan War  —  It seems like it was just yesterday when we had an “imperialist warmonger” in the White House who was going to be replaced by a peace-loving Democrat who promised “hope” and “change” instead.  It's funny how that worked out, isn't it?
Henry Blodget / Clusterstock:
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America  —  A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to “destabilize” the country.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Right Wing News
The Blaze:
Discussion: protein wisdom and YID With LID
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
A Proud ‘Lobbyist’ and ‘Southerner’ Weighs ‘President’  —  DES MOINES — He became wealthy as a lobbyist, representing tobacco companies and foreign governments.  A former Republican Party chairman, he would seem the ultimate Washington insider.  A white Southerner, he has faced questions about his remarks on race.
Associated Press:
A perfect GOP candidate is hard to find
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
The Hill:
Cost of military campaign in Libya could wipe out GOP's spending cuts  —  U.S. military operations in Libya could wipe out a significant chunk of the budget cuts won by congressional Republicans in recent weeks, defense analysts say.  —  GOP leaders have trumpeted enacted spending reductions …
David Gardner / Daily Mail:
Sexually assaulted and told 'You'll die tonight'... but spared as she's American: Female journalist's horror at the hands of Gaddafi's men  —  A female war photographer from the New York Times revealed tonight how she was repeatedly sexually assaulted during her nightmare hostage ordeal in Libya.
Aleister / American Glob:
PHOTO QUIZ: Who Looks More Comfortable With Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Obama Or Palin?  —  Offered without comment...  - Name *  — Site  — Message *  —  Charles
Discussion: Hot Air
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP leaders pledge to block deficit package that increases taxes  —  Republican leaders in the Senate and House will not agree to tax increases in the guise of reform measures, according to a prominent conservative advocate for lower taxes.  —  Conservatives have grown increasingly worried …
William Cronon / New York Times:
Wisconsin's Radical Break  —  NOW that a Wisconsin judge has temporarily blocked a state law that would strip public employee unions of most collective bargaining rights, it's worth stepping back to place these events in larger historical context.  —  Republicans in Wisconsin are seeking …
Liz Halloran / NPR:
Abortion Foes Target Family Planning Program  —  For more than four decades, the federal government has subsidized family planning programs that provide contraceptive and related health and family services to millions of low-income women and men.  —  The Title X Family Planning program …
Robert Behre / The Post and Courier, Charleston SC:
Sen. Rand Paul tests presidential waters  —  Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., visited Charleston Monday to talk about his possible presidential bid, how to rein in the national debt and the current military action in Libya.  —  Paul, a tea party favorite who won his Senate seat last fall …
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
Starbucks CEO rethinks health law position  —  Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz says the health overhaul law's employer requirements will impose “too great” a pressure on small businesses.  —  Schultz supported the law as he watched his company's health insurance tab — $250 million as of last year — surmount its coffee bill.
Discussion: Boehner, The Daily Caller and Moe Lane
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Russia rebukes Gates, demands “immediate cease fire” in Libya  —  While Barack Obama left the US for Brazil just as he ordered our forces into a new war, the second in civilian command of the military left shortly afterward to meet with Russia's defense minister.
Associated Press:
Lindsay Lohan's dad arrested in West Hollywood  —  WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles say Lindsay Lohan's father has been arrested over allegations he held his girlfriend against her will and prevented her from calling 911.  —  Sheriff's investigators say deputies …
Supreme Court debate focuses on rancor among current justices  —  Collective bargaining battle looms over race for Wisconsin's high court  —  In a further sign of acrimony on the state's highest court, Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Monday that discord among the seven justices …
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
AZ Senate President Russell Pearce Takes Tentherism To New Level: ‘You Are Not A Citizen Of The United States’  —  One of the most radical offshoots of modern conservatism in the United States is called “tentherism,” which invokes the Constitution's Tenth Amendment to claim that a whole host …
New York Times:
China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications  —  BEIJING — If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive.  —  A Beijing entrepreneur …
Business Wire:
Ginni Thomas Joins The Daily Caller  —  WASHINGTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Long-time Washington policy leader Ginni Thomas, the founder of the group Liberty Central, has agreed to join The Daily Caller.  —  Thomas is The Daily Caller's fourth major hire in recent weeks.
Sarah Palin / CBS News:
Poll: Obama's disaster management gets solid marks  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  The U.S. and other countries began cruise missile and air strikes in Libya on Saturday — an effort to protect civilians …
Discussion: The Politico, Swampland, Mediaite and CNN
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