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10:35 AM ET, March 25, 2011

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David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
G.E.'s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether  —  General Electric, the nation's largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010.  —  The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.  —  Its American tax bill?
New York Times:
Allies Are Split on Goal and Exit Strategy in Libya  —  WASHINGTON — Having largely succeeded in stopping a rout of Libya's rebels, the inchoate coalition attacking Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's forces remains divided over the ultimate goal — and exit strategy — of what officials acknowledged Thursday …
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Paul R. Pillar / The National Interest:
The Terrorist Consequences of the Libyan Intervention
Discussion: Big Peace, Balloon Juice and Eunomia
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
‘Have You No Sense of Decency?’  The Wm.  Cronon Story  —  BEIJING, China.  I don't mean to keep butting in and have just a minute to type this out, but I think it's important to direct attention to a new abuse of power underway in Wisconsin.  —  William Cronon (right), whom I know very slightly …
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Kate Golden / WisconsinWatch.org:
Indiana prosecutor resigns over Walker email  —  Initially denied encouraging Wisconsin violence  —  Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism  —  This is an updated version.  Read the Center's original version here.  —  An Indiana deputy prosecutor and Republican activist resigned Thursday …
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
The Libya Farce Goes to 11  —  It is getting hard to keep track of the many farcical dimensions of the Libya enterprise without a scorecard.  The hypocrisy of our anti-war President and say-anything Vice President set a new land speed record even among politicians.
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
CBO: Taxing mileage a ‘practical option’ for revenue enhancement  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Mitt Romney's path: Victory by ‘slog’  —  Mitt Romney is sketching a path to the GOP nomination that looks nothing like the one blazed by Republicans before him.  —  Romney's plan, by necessity, more closely resembles the outline of the epic 2008 Democratic presidential primary than the GOP's recent victory-by-early-knockout design.
Discussion: The Note, msnbc.com, GOP 12 and The Page
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Huckabee Has Slight Edge, Palin Down, in GOP '12 Preferences  —  Romney, Palin would tie if Huckabee does not run  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Mike Huckabee tops a large list of potential GOP presidential candidates in current support for the party's 2012 nomination, with 19% of Republicans saying they are most likely to back him.
Discussion: CNN, Ballot Box and USA Today
Alex Pareene / Salon:
The stupid saga of Andrew Breitbart and the Huffington Post  —  So!  Arianna Huffington — recently put in charge of all the “content” at AOL following the dial-up ISP's acquisition of her former “liberal Drudge” Internet newspaper — gave a blog to her old friend Andrew Breitbart.
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New York Times:
Japan Quietly Evacuating a Wider Radius From Reactors  —  TOKYO — Japanese officials on Friday began quietly encouraging people to evacuate a larger swath of territory around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a sign that they hold little hope that the crippled facility will soon be brought under control.
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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Gaddafi's entourage sends out secret peace feelers  —  (Reuters) - Members of Muammar Gaddafi's entourage are putting out feelers to seek a ceasefire or safe passage from Libya, according to U.S. and European officials and a businessman close to the Libyan leadership.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Thomas Harding / Telegraph:
Libya: Gaddafi loyalists in Ajdabiya ‘seeking to surrender’
Discussion: Informed Comment
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Austerity Delusion  —  Portugal's government has just fallen in a dispute over austerity proposals.  Irish bond yields have topped 10 percent for the first time.  And the British government has just marked its economic forecast down and its deficit forecast up.  —  What do these events have in common?
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama fails to grasp the gravity of going to war  —  Chief Political Correspondent Follow Him @ByronYork  —  “I see Obama's visiting the United States,” said Rush Limbaugh on Thursday, the president's first full day back in Washington after a spring break diplomatic tour of Latin America.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Hill
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Washington Post:
Pressure building on Obama to clarify mission in Libya
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Lamestream Media: Reload or White Flag?  —  “Let's keep pivoting around media bias, and not get distracted with the vulgar personal shots.  Call out lies and set the record straight, but always keep the ball moving.  No one ever won a game only playing defense.”
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
And While We're on the Subject of Reuters...  This is from a just-released Reuters news analysis of President Obama's alleged travails: … This, of course, is wildly inaccurate and misleading.  Say what you will about the second Iraq war, but George W. Bush made partnerships with many nations …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
David Weigel / Weigel:
Donald Trump Wants to See Barack Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate  —  I keep trying to get out... they keep pulling me back in.  I'm not a regular watcher of the View, so I originally missed the lengthy, mind-boggling discussion that its hosts had with Donald Trump over Trump's belief …
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Steve Kornacki / Salon:
Introducing the $184.27 Donald J. Trump Challenge
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Millions of Female Employees Can Sue Walmart  —  Current and Former Employees Allege Sex Discrimination  —  The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case that pits Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, against millions of former …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Michele Bachmann bid could shake up GOP field  —  It's easy to dismiss Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) as bomb-throwing back-bencher who is eying a presidential run largely because her attempt to secure a post in the House leadership was stymied.  There's a long history of camera-hungry House …
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Adam Sorensen / Swampland:
Bachmann 2012: Good for the Media, Bad for the GOP
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
Krauthammer: Obama's “Working On Language That Will Disguise A Failure” In Libya  —  Obama may be the first American President who has refused the title, “Leader of the Free World.”  He is not interested in being Commander in Chief.  These traditional presidential roles are all a distraction for him.
Discussion: Flopping Aces
 
 
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Jamison Foser / Media Matters for America:
CNN Contributor Accuses Obama Of “Manufacturing” Libya Crisis To Help Re-Election; Blames “Women Drivers”
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