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10:10 PM ET, March 26, 2011

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Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Geraldine A. Ferraro, First Woman on Major Party Ticket, Dies at 75  —  Geraldine A. Ferraro, the former Queens congresswoman who strode onto a podium in 1984 to accept the Democratic nomination for vice president and to take her place in American history as the first woman nominated …
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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
On the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro  —  My family and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Geraldine Ferraro.  When I had the honor of working alongside Geraldine on election night last year, we both discussed the role of women in politics and our excited expectation …
Associated Press:
Geraldine Ferraro, first female major party candidate for national office, has died at 75  —  BOSTON — Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket, only to lose in a landslide, died Saturday.  She was 75.
Geraldine Ferraro / NBC New York:
Geraldine Ferraro Dead at 75  —  Geraldine A. Ferraro, who earned a place in history in 1984 as the first woman to run on a major party national ticket for vice president, has died.  She was 75-years-old.  —  Ferraro, who was born in Newburgh, New York, passed away today at Massachusetts General Hospital …
Fox News:
First Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro Dies
Discussion: HazZzMat and Wake up America
Jennifer / Cubachi:
Geraldine Ferraro passes away. Palin remembers Ferraro.
David Jackson / USA Today:
Geraldine Ferraro, first female veep nominee, dies
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Ferraro  —  Geraldine Ferraro, the New York Congresswoman …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Fhardingj / CNN:   Geraldine Ferraro dies, at age 75
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Geraldine Ferraro, first female vice presidential candidate, dies
Discussion: The Politico
CNN:   '84 VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro dies
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Media Matters' war against Fox  —  David Brock described Media Matters' campaign against Fox as ‘guerrilla warfare and sabotage.’  —  The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Media Matters plots “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox?  —  Media criticism has been the bread and butter of the blogosphere from its opening days, especially for conservatives who pushed back against the liberal bias of the mainstream media.  The scope of those efforts have run …
Discussion: HazZzMat
Daily Mail:
After blitz of the Ritz, it's the siege of Fortnum & Mason: Anarchists hijack the anti-cuts demo and go on rampage in central London  —  These are the scenes in central London tonight as riot police struggle to control anti-capitalist protesters following the TUC's national demonstration against the cuts.
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Telegraph:
TUC protest march: live  —  Follow our rolling coverage of today's marches which saw an estimated 400,000 people take to London's streets, in the biggest public backlash against the Government's spending cuts since it came to power. … • Main march and rally remains calm …
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Do-gooders in a land with no good guys  —  It is tempting and certainly very easy to point out that Obama's war (or Obama's “kinetic military action,” or “time-limited, scope-limited military action,” or whatever the latest ever more preposterous evasion is) is at odds with everything candidate Obama …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Maggie's Farm
T. A. Frank / Washington Monthly:
Why Is Bob Herbert Boring?  —  The perils of punditry for the powerless  —  TThe first thing you need to know about New York Times columnist Bob Herbert is that he's always right.  No, not in the way a drunk in a bar is always right—Herbert's genuinely right, or at least close enough that it'd be petty to look for exceptions.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Media Decoder
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New York Times:
Qaddafi Forces Pull Back as Rebels Retake Ajdabiya  —  AJDABIYA, Libya — Rebels seized Ajdabiya on Saturday, government and rebel forces said, succeeding in an effort to retake this key town in the east following another night of allied air strikes against forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE MORAL OF THE STORY: DON'T ELECT A CRIMINAL TO BE GOVERNOR.... Before inexplicably becoming the governor of the state of Florida, Republican Rick Scott's most notable accomplishment was pulling off a major health care scam, defrauding taxpayers, and narrowly avoiding a criminal indictment.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Libyan Woman Struggles to Tell Media of Her Rape  —  TRIPOLI — A Libyan woman burst into the hotel housing the foreign press in Tripoli Saturday morning and fought off security forces as she told journalists that she had been raped and beaten by members of the Qaddafi militia.
The Note:
Haley Barbour: The Obama Administration 'Thinks We're Too Stupid To Take Care Of Ourselves'  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Saturday called for a 2012 presidential campaign “focused on policy” — or more to the point …
Discussion: theblogprof, Associated Press and CNN
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
DeMint Says Other Republicans Should Enter 2012 Race  —  DES MOINES — Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is not interested in running for the Republican presidential nomination, but he said Saturday that the presumed field might not be sufficient to inspire voters and he would welcome a last-minute entry by another candidate.
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Andrew Roberts / Wall Street Journal:
Among the Hagiographers  —  Early on Gandhi was dubbed a ‘mortal demi-god’—and he has been regarded that way ever since  —  Joseph Lelyveld has written a generally admiring book about Mohandas Gandhi, the man credited with leading India to independence from Britain in 1947.
Discussion: The Raw Story
 
 
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European countries want UN, not U.S., to advance Mideast peace talks
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Conyers calls for inquiry of treatment of Muslim Americans
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Gingrich stresses social issues, national security
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BBC:
Honduras drops arrest warrants for ousted Manuel Zelaya
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