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1:35 PM ET, March 27, 2011

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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 …
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Bloomberg:
U.S. Won't Intervene in Syria as Assad Differs From Qaddafi, Clinton Says  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. won't enter into the internal conflict in Syria the way it has in Libya.  —  “No,” Clinton said, when asked on the CBS “Face the Nation” program if the U.S. would intervene in Syria's unrest.
Bradley Klapper / Associated Press:
US officials: Libyan operation could last months  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S.-led military action in Libya has bolstered rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's forces, but the international operation could continue for months, the Obama administration says.  —  Ahead of President Barack Obama's …
Political Punch:
Defense Secretary: Libya Did Not Pose Threat to U.S., Was Not ‘Vital National Interest’ to Intervene
Discussion: Hot Air
Lauren Seifert / CBS News:
Gates: Intel shows Qaddafi planting bodies at attack sites
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich: My Infidelities Helped Me Understand How To Impeach Clinton  —  This morning, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace questioned likely presidential candidate Newt Gingrich — who has placed social issues at the forefront of his emerging campaign — about his personal infidelities and multiple marriages.
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James Hohmann / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich: I'm not a hypocrite  —  Pressed on “Fox News Sunday” about his adulterous past, Newt Gingrich said it was not hypocritical for him to impeach Bill Clinton while he cheated on his own wife because he never lied under oath.  —  “I don't know what you would have had me do,” …
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and National Review
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 …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Wizbang
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Lieberman: Maybe we should go into Syria, too  —  While the US continues its bombardments in a country that the Defense Secretary today admitted posed no national-security threat and was not a “vital national interest” to the US, an equally brutal crackdown on a rising rebellion continues in Syria …
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Lieberman would back US action in Syria  —  Senate Homeland Security chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said the U.S. should intervene to help Syrian protestors if officials there turn weapons on the public as took place in Libya on Fox News Sunday.  —  Lieberman told host Chris Wallace …
Discussion: CNN and TalkLeft
Guardian:   Clinton rules out Syria intervention
Washington Post:
Ridding Syria of a despot
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Israel Matzav
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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GUESS WHO ‘STOLE THE SHOW’ IN IOWA?.... Iowa will host dozens of “cattle call” events for 2012 Republican presidential candidates over the next several months, and the latest was yesterday's gathering in Des Moines, hosted by far-right Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).  Five likely aspirants showed up, and the receptions they received matter.
Discussion: msnbc.com and Washington Post
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa
Discussion: Cubachi
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: Aljazeera and Swampland
 
 
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Clinton: US will stay out of Syria, no timeline for Libya
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