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9:55 AM ET, March 27, 2011

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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!
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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.
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
Telegraph:
TUC protest march: live
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 …
Fox News:
First Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro Dies
Discussion: HazZzMat and Wake up America
Associated Press:   Geraldine Ferraro, first female major party candidate for national office, has died at 75
Jennifer / Cubachi:
Geraldine Ferraro passes away. Palin remembers Ferraro.
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
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The Huffington Post:
Air Raids Force Gaddafi Retreat; Rebels Seize The East
Discussion: Swampland
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 …
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
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 …
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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 …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Traditional News Outlets — Living Among the Guerrillas  —  Has anyone actually seen James O'Keefe and Julian Assange together?  Are we quite sure that the right-wing prankster who brought down the leadership of National Public Radio and the anarchic leaker aren't split personalities of the same guy …
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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Associated Press:
European countries want UN, not U.S., to advance Mideast peace talks
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Bachmann speaks @ King's event in DSM (audio)
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The Note:
Haley Barbour: The Obama Administration 'Thinks We're Too Stupid To Take Care Of Ourselves'
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Conyers calls for inquiry of treatment of Muslim Americans
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Gingrich stresses social issues, national security
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BBC:
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