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10:50 AM ET, February 22, 2012

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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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ABCNEWS:
Chris Christie: Rick Santorum's Satan Comments Are Relevant  —  Rick Santorum says his 2008 comments that “Satan has set his sights on the United States of America” are “not relevant” to the 2012 presidential race, but Chris Christie told me on “GMA” that Santorum is wrong.
detroitnews.com:
Detroit News endorsement: Mitt Romney for Michigan GOP primary  —  State native offers the best resume, temperament and electability of the remaining Republican field  —  State Republicans should go to the polls Tuesday with two missions: Pick a presidential candidate capable of leading …
Quinnipiac University:
Santorum Up 9 Points Among Republican Voters, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Obama Edges Santorum, But Romney Is Too Close To Call  —  Former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum leads the Republican presidential field with 35 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …
CNN:
Arpaio: 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.
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC poll: Romney, Santorum deadlocked in Michigan; Romney leads in Arizona  —  An NBC News poll shows that GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are neck-and-neck in Michigan, Romney's birthplace.  Romney, meanwhile, has a comfortable lead in Arizona, which has a sizable Mormon population.
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.
Mike Allen / Politico:   Playbook: Ashes at debate
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Locked in tight race, Romney, Santorum face pivotal debate
Discussion: msnbc.com
Associated Press:
Poll: Santorum surges, Obama leads Republicans
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Rush Limbaugh:
Santorum Will Have to Answer on Satan
Discussion: Wizbang and Politico
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Polls: Romney tied with Santorum in Michigan, but trails nationally
Discussion: msnbc.com, The Hill, CNN and Prairie Weather
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama Offers to Cut Corporate Tax Rate to 28%  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will ask Congress to scrub the corporate tax code of dozens of loopholes and subsidies to reduce the top rate to 28 percent, down from 35 percent, while giving preferences to manufacturers that would set …
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama to propose lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percent  —  President Obama on Wednesday plans to propose a major overhaul of the nation's corporate tax code, an election-year gambit that is likely to draw a contrast over a key policy issue with the Republicans vying to replace him.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
50p tax rate ‘failing to boost revenues’  —  The amount of income tax paid fell sharply last month in the first formal indication that the new 50p higher rate is not raising the expected amount of revenue.  —  A Treasury source said the relatively poor revenues from self-assessment returns …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Dividend Assault
Associated Press:
AP source: Obama seeks 28 percent corp. tax rate
Anita Kumar / Washington Post:
Virginia governor no longer fully supports ultrasounds before abortions  —  RICHMOND — Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is backing off his unconditional support for a bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, focusing new attention on one of the most controversial pieces …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Democratic Lawmaker Responds To ‘Fetal Pain’ Bill With Measure Limiting Vasectomies  —  A Democratic lawmaker in Georgia is responding to a Republican-backed effort to prevent women from receiving abortions 20 weeks after fertilization with a tongue-in-cheek measure that seeks …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Explains Ultrasound Law To GOP: ‘A TSA Pat-Down In Your Vagina’
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
EXCLUSIVE: The Memo that Larry Summers Didn't Want Obama to See  —  For the past three years, Washington journalists and politicos have obsessed over a 57-page memo that Barack Obama's incoming economic team prepared for him in late 2008.  The document has achieved such totemic status for good reason …
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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Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
High Court to Hear College Affirmative-Action Case
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Law Blog
Lauren Fox / US News:
Americans' Satisfaction Almost as Low as It Was Under Carter  —  It's February, nine months before a presidential election, and only 22 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going.  Voters haven't been this unhappy with the country since George H.W. Bush's presidency …
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Don Surber:
Poll: Carter 63%, Reagan 32%
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
David Harsanyi / Real Clear Politics:
Aren't High Gas Prices What Democrats Want?  —  Gas prices are spiking.  That's great news, right?  We have to wean ourselves off the stuff.  At least that's what we've been hearing for years.  Oil is dirty.  We import it from nations that hate our guts (like Canada!).  And moreover, we're running out.
Discussion: Tom Nelson and Cold Fury
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Investor's Business Daily:   Obama's Double Talk on Sky-High Gas Prices
Scott Shane / New York Times:
In Din Over Iran, Rattling Sabers Echo  —  WASHINGTON — The United States has now endured what by some measures is the longest period of war in its history, with more than 6,300 American troops killed and 46,000 wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ultimate costs estimated at $3 trillion.
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Peter Beinart / The Daily Beast:
Experts Say Iran Attack Is Irrational, Yet Hawks Are Winning the Debate
Discussion: Eunomia and Angry Bear
New York Times:
Two Western Journalists Reported Killed in Syria Shelling  —  CAIRO — Syrian activists opposed to President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that two Western journalists, one American and one French, had been killed in the bombardment of the central city of Homs.
Discussion: Poynter and HotAirPundit
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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:
 
 
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Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Tax-Cut Bill Includes Updates to Jobless Benefits System
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Mystification and Triumphalism
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Valerie Jarrett: ‘People Who Receive that Unemployment Check Go Out and Spend It and Help Stimulate the Economy’
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