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11:55 PM ET, February 21, 2012

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Drudge Report:
SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING  —  “Satan has his sights on the United States of America!”  Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.  —  “Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack …
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
25 Photos Of Mitt Romney Looking Perfectly Normal  —  Turns out the Republican frontrunner isn't always so buttoned-down.  The candidate's daughter-in-law has maintained a mommy blog for years, and it's a treasure trove of candid Romney shots.  Allow me to introduce you to Casual Mitt.  —  McKay Coppins
Joe Arpaio / CNN:
I briefed Santorum on birth certificate investigation  —  Phoenix (CNN) - Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, briefed GOP contender Rick Santorum on his investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate, the controversial law enforcement official told reporters Tuesday.
Rush Limbaugh:
Santorum Will Have to Answer on Satan  —  RUSH: I mentioned earlier in the program that Santorum, people have dug deep and they found a speech that he gave back in 2008 in Ave Maria, Florida, at Ave Maria University.  Drudge has this plastered up.  The Democrats have found it.  It's all over the place.
Discussion: Politico
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Effrontery of Rick Santorum  —  The media has unleashed the hounds on Rick Santorum.  —  He was last seen a step ahead of the braying pack, trying to explain that he hadn't accused President Barack Obama of being a crypto-Muslim.  The former Pennsylvania senator criticized …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh on Santorum and Satan  —  Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show Tuesday that Rick Santorum will have to explain his warning that “Satan has his sights on the United States of America.”  —  “It's part of the predictable attempt to impugn Santorum as an absolute religious nut and wacko,” Limbaugh said.
Wall Street Journal:
Sex, Lies and Rick Santorum  —  The politics of the double standard on social issues.  —  When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he declared that marriage is between a man and a woman.  For the most part, his position was treated as a nonissue.  —  Now Rick Santorum is campaigning for president.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
It's not conservative, It's reactionary  —  A number of social conservatives, sensing that Rick Santorum has hit a trip wire, are complaining that he's being skewered for being a social conservative.  That's demonstrably wrong.  The nonstop flaps (some of which concern past episodes …
Rick Santorum / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: All tied up in Arizona  —  Mesa, Arizona (CNN) - On the eve of the final Republican presidential debate before primaries in Arizona and Michigan, as well as the 10 Super Tuesday states, a new survey indicates that Rick Santorum may be closing the gap with Mitt Romney in the Grand Canyon State.
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Romney: ‘Labor Unions Play An Important Role In Our Society’  —  Speaking in Michigan today ahead of the state's primary, Mitt Romney broke with his party's generally universal opposition to organized labor, saying, “labor unions play an important role in our society.”
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Franklin Graham: Obama May Secretly Be A Muslim, Santorum And Gingrich Are Definitely Christian
Discussion: The Reaction and Gothamist
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Latest poll shows Santorum leading in see-sawing Michigan race
Discussion: CNN
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:   Santorum: “You're Not A Christian”
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Mitt's Friends Open Up New Front on Rick
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Women Prefer Santorum to Romney by 10-Point Margin, Says Gallup
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Mr. Right eludes the GOP
Discussion: Democracy in America and Marbury
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rules on Case Involving Miranda Rights  —  WASHINGTON — In a busy day at the Supreme Court, the justices on Tuesday issued a decision limiting the circumstances in which prisoners must be told of their rights before they are questioned, added to what had already been a long schedule …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case  —  WASHINGTON — In a 2003 decision that the majority said it expected would last for 25 years, the Supreme Court allowed public colleges and universities to take account of race in admission decisions.  On Tuesday, the court signaled …
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
At the Supreme Court, Odds Lie Against Affirmative Action
Discussion: Washington Post and msnbc.com
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Santorum in 95: ‘I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran For Congress’ … 2012 Election , Rick Santorum , Elections 2012 , Video , Politics News , Doug Walgren , Doug Walgren Rick Santorum , Reagan Republican , Rick Santorum 2012 , Rick Santorum Abortion , Rick Santorum Pennsylvania …
Daily Mail:
Didn't get the memo?  Hillary Clinton dons lime green shirt for G20 ‘family photo’ while everyone else wears white  —  It is the fear of every party guest, turning up in an outfit not suited to the dress code.  —  And unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, her slip up was witnessed by top government officials from across the globe.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and HotAirPundit
Benjy Sarlin / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Two Charts That Should Make Romney Gulp  —  It's no secret that, as far as frontrunners go, Mitt Romney's never exactly set the grassroots on fire.  But his latest fundraising numbers drive home just how weak his small donor appeal is compared to his rivals — and especially President Obama.
Don Surber:
Poll: Carter 63%, Reagan 32%  —  As I look at the Real Clear Politics averages of the polls of the various match-ups between President Obama and the various Republican candidates, I know I am supposed to feel impending doom.  But I don't.  Let's see, the numbers this morning are:  —  Obama 49.0%
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Watch Franklin Graham Question President Obama's Faith, Explain Why Mormons Aren't Christian On Morning Joe  —  On Tuesday, Franklin Graham appeared on Morning Joe and made some statements that threw the show's panel — which included Alex Wagner, Willie Geist, and John Heilemann — into disarray.
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Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Romney: Spending cuts slow economic growth  —  Mitt Romney said Tuesday that cutting spending slows growth in the economy — a rhetorical slip more akin to an argument a Democrat might make than a Republican.  —  Speaking in Shelby Township, MI, the former Massachusetts governor took …
Fox News:
Hugo Chavez Needs Surgery after Finding New Lesion during Trip to Cuba  —  Hugo Chávez speaks to supporters on Feb. 17, his last public appearance.FOTOS PRENSA PRESIDENCIAL  —  Hugo Chávez confirmed Tuesday that he traveled to Cuba for medical tests, where doctors found a new lesion that will require surgery to remove.
Ben Shapiro / Big Journalism:
OWS Letter to the Editor in USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns  —  Over at USA Today, a self-employed massage therapist from Austin, TX has a letter to the editor responding to an editorial suggesting that Occupy Wall Street has lost its way.  —  Here's what this fellow wrote:
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Robert Wright / The Atlantic Online:
AIPAC's Push Toward War  —  Late last week, amid little fanfare, Senators Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, and Robert Casey introduced a resolution that would move America further down the path toward war with Iran.  —  The good news is that the resolution hasn't been universally embraced in the Senate.
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Carney: Obama Didn't Turn Down The Keystone Pipeline  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney first says Republicans “forced” President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.  Later in his press briefing, Carney says Obama didn't turn down the pipeline.
Wall Street Journal:
Containing Israel on Iran  —  General Dempsey sends a message of U.S. weakness to Tehran.  —  Is the Obama Administration more concerned that Iran may get a nuclear weapon, or that Israel may use military force to prevent Iran from doing so?  The answer is the latter …
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Proposition 8 Proponents to Seek Full Ninth Circuit Review  —  Charles Cooper, the lead attorney for the proponents of Proposition 8, tells Metro Weekly that the proponents of the California marriage amendment will be asking the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review …
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger / Hot Dish Politics:
Redistricting puts Bachmann in 4th, but she says she'll run in 6th  —  A Minnesota judicial panel on Tuesday released new political district lines that place U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, a Republican, and Betty McCollum, a Democrat, into the same congressional district, according to Bachmann's office.
Discussion: Wonkette and Hotline On Call
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Trump May Reconsider Presidential Bid  —  Donald Trump told CNBC he would “seriously, seriously” consider jumping into the White House race if Rick Santorum wins the GOP presidential nomination.  —  Said Trump: “Honestly, if Santorum got it, I would seriously, seriously consider it.
 
 
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