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In the end, Gaddafi begged for his life

The Guardian has some of the most vivid detail to date, on the ignominious end of Libya’s 40-year dictator.

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Sullivan: ‘If Obama was a Republican, he’d be on Mt. Rushmore’

No truer words.

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**UPDATE: Obama statement: Libya ‘slipping from the grasp of a tyrant’

42 years of Muommar Gaddafi’s rule may be coming to an end.

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Up for debate: could Obama ‘pull a Bush’ on debt ceiling, DREAM Act?

It’s a common meme among the “professional left” that President Obama is just like George W. Bush when it comes to economic and foreign policy. But could that meme, if true, be helpful to the president on two key issues?

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Really, John Conyers?

So John Conyers, who as the then-chairman of the House Judiciary Committed shrank in holy terror from the notion of holding impeachment hearings over George W. Bush’s lies to Congress and the American people in the run-up to the Iraq … Continue reading

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World wrap: DSK at Rikers, Palestinians join ‘Arab spring?’ Gaddafi envoys to Moscow

Where in the world is IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn?

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Bye-bye Gbagbo: Ivorian ex-president detained by French forces

After reports that U.N. and French forces had fired on the compound where the deposed Ivorian president was holed up, refusing to give up power, the AFP reports Monday morning that he has been arrested by French forces.

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(Video) CNN’s Cooper talks to woman alleged to be Eman al-Obeidy, alleged Libyan rape victim

CNN had dramatic updates to the Eman al-Obeidy story on Monday:

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Friday clicks: GOP losing America’s finest, the 8.8 rate, Boehnerbagged, and ‘bye-bye Gbagbo’

A piece in today’s Politico spells out the danger for Republicans who have gone after unions in the rust belt, thinking they’d just piss off unionized teachers, and apparently forgetting that often conservative-leaning police officers and firefighters are union members … Continue reading

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Guardian: aide to Gaddafi sons in London may be seeking ‘way out’ **UPDATE: 10 more possible defections

More possible defections from Muommar Gaddafi loyalists, and a timely visit to London by a trusted aide may signal the beginning of the end for the Libyan dictatorship.

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