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2:39 AM ET, March 27, 2011

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Douglas Martin / New York Times:
She Ended the Men's Club of National Politics  —  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 for national office by a major party, died Saturday in Boston.
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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 …
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
Jennifer / Cubachi:
Geraldine Ferraro passes away. Palin remembers Ferraro.
David Jackson / USA Today:
Geraldine Ferraro, first female veep nominee, dies
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Joe. My. God.
Fhardingj / CNN:   Geraldine Ferraro dies, at age 75
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Geraldine Ferraro, first female vice presidential candidate, dies
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Politico
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:   Ferraro  —  Geraldine Ferraro, the New York Congresswoman …
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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John / Power Line:
There May Not Always Be An England  —  Do you remember the good old days when an Englishman's proudest boast was that he paid his way?  That was then, and this is now: today something like a half million Englishmen demonstrated in London against proposed budget cuts.  Their boast, apparently: someone else pays my way!
Telegraph:
TUC protest march: live
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: Maggie's Farm
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
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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 …
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
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.
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Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:   Libyan Woman Struggles to Tell media of Her Rape
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
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: Associated Press, CNN and The Politico
Sridhar Pappu / New York Times:
Washington's New Brat Pack Masters Media  —  ONE winter evening, Brian Beutler, 28, a reporter for the online publication Talking Points Memo, sat with his friend and roommate Dave Weigel, 29, a political reporter for Slate and a contributor to MSNBC, at a coffee shop on U Street.
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.
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.
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Associated Press:
European countries want UN, not U.S., to advance Mideast peace talks
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O.Kay Henderson:
Bachmann speaks @ King's event in DSM (audio)
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Conyers calls for inquiry of treatment of Muslim Americans
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Gingrich stresses social issues, national security
Discussion: The Politico
Bob Leavitt / White House.gov Blog:
President Obama's Message to the People of Cote D'Ivoire
Discussion: Aljazeera and Booman Tribune
BBC:
Honduras drops arrest warrants for ousted Manuel Zelaya
Discussion: PoliBlog
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
GOP sets sights on AARP over its support for healthcare reform
 

 
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