HOT BLAST: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013
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In 1985, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher spoke to a joint session of the U.S. Congress (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
In 1985, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher spoke to a joint session of the U.S. Congress (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
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The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will likely dominate the news cycle for the next 24 hours.

The tributes are already coming in on the politician known as the "Iron Lady."

At The Corner, Richard Brookhiser writes: "She was always a great friend of the United States, seeing our alliance as a prop of Britain’s power and independence, the counterweight to a continent of socialists and faint-hearts. You saved your country, and you put on a great show. R.I.P."

To see Thatcher in action, click here for a compilation of videos.

Here are five reasons Thatcher mattered to U.S. politics. (Our favorite is No. 4: "not time to go wobbly.”)

-- Bob Davis

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