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11:15 AM ET, March 27, 2011

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Daily Mail:
200 arrested as hardcore anarchists fight police long into night in Battle of Trafalgar Square after 500,000 march against the cut  —  Over 200 people were arrested as extremists brought violent chaos to central London yesterday after hijacking the much-heralded trade union protest against public spending 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!
Daily Mail:
Police struggle to control hard-core anarchist rioters after 500,000-strong London march against government cuts ends in violence  —  Hooded anarchists attack London landmarks linked to luxury and wealth  —  Extremists brought violent chaos to Central London yesterday after hijacking …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Wizbang
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.
Telegraph:
TUC protest march: live
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE RIGHT'S SELECTIVE EMBRACE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.... It's hardly a secret that in modern politics, conservative Christian Republicans tend to think the issue of religion in public and political life is “theirs.”  It's one of those things that “everyone knows” — Democrats dominate when it comes to workers …
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: Herman Cain Tells ThinkProgress ‘I Would Not’ Appoint A Muslim In My Administration  —  ThinkProgress filed this report from the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines, IA.  —  As the Republican presidential nomination process begins, one GOP candidate is making a name …
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
Associated Press:   Geraldine Ferraro, first female major party candidate for national office, has died at 75
Fox News:
First Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro Dies
Juan / Informed Comment:
An Open Letter to the Left on Libya  —  As I expected, now that Qaddafi's advantage in armor and heavy weapons is being neutralized by the UN allies' air campaign, the liberation movement is regaining lost territory.  Liberators took back Ajdabiya and Brega (Marsa al-Burayqa), key oil towns …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Levin: Gadhafi ‘on his heels,’ Libyan people need to remove him  —  The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said on Sunday that Col. Moammar Gadhafi is “on his heels” and Libyan people need to take advantage of the situation and remove their dictator.
Discussion: CNN
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The Huffington Post:
Air Raids Force Gaddafi Retreat; Rebels Seize The East
Discussion: Swampland
Washington Post:
Libyan intervention making ‘progress,’ Obama says
Discussion: Associated Press and Unfogged
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: The Note and HotAirPundit
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann served up red meat to the crowd at the Iowa conservative principles conference Saturday, slamming President Barack Obama as a Jimmy Carter retread, dissing the Mitch Daniels “truce” call for social issues …
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O.Kay Henderson:
Bachmann speaks @ King's event in DSM (audio)
Discussion: Radio Iowa and The Page
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 …
Lauren Seifert / CBS News:
Gates: Intel shows Qaddafi planting bodies at attack sites  —  On “Face the Nation” airing Sunday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates stresses coalition forces “have really done an extraordinary job” at avoiding civilian casualties  —  On “Face the Nation” airing Sunday, Defense Secretary Robert …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ian Black / Guardian:
Libyan woman is brutally silenced after accusing Gaddafi's forces of rape  —  Journalists try to intervene as Benghazi woman fleeing sexual assault is taken away by government officials  —  It was just another breakfast time at Tripoli's smart Rixos Al Nasr hotel, sleepy foreign journalists …
Washington Post:
Ridding Syria of a despot  —  While the monarchies of the Middle East have a fighting chance to reform and survive, the region's fake republics have been falling like dominoes — and Syria is next.  —  The ingredients that brought down Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia were replicated in Egypt and Libya …
 
 
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