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9:00 AM ET, February 26, 2012

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Kyle Whitmire / Second Front:
Poll: Santorum comes from behind in Alabama three-way  —  With Alabama's March 13 primary looking more and more important, Rick Santorum leads the rest of the Republican field in a poll conducted by Alabama State University.  Santorum leads with 28 percent of likely GOP primary voters …
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Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Santorum slashes Romney  —  Stepping up his assault on Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum delivered a slashing speech Saturday morning that portrayed the establishment favorite as an elitist and unreliable conservative.  —  Santorum, appearing before over a thousand conservative activists gathered …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Santorum Unloads On “Occupier” Romney  —  “He doesn't understand how America works any more than Barack Obama understands how America works.”  Fighting, and complaining, he says Ron Paul is “no conservative.”  —  Nuns from the Dominican Sisters of Mary order, from Ann Arbor …
WSB-TV:
Poll: Gingrich holds commanding lead in Georgia
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney's Wife Won't Let Him Debate Anymore  —  “He's just going to sit in the audience and watch me.”  —  Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns at the Saginaw County Lincoln Day Breakfast in Saginaw, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
Discussion: The Raw Story
ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
Obama Hires Academy Award Winning Filmmaker To Direct A Movie About . . . Barack Obama...  Even better: The man Obama hired was the director behind Al Gore's fairytale, “An Inconvenient Truth.”  —  Via Politico:
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Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama Enlists Guggenheim for Campaign Film  —  With Hollywood gathering this weekend for the 84th Academy Awards, President Barack Obama has recruited Oscar-winning documentary director Davis Guggenheim to again produce a short film for his campaign.  —  Obama's re-election staff …
New York Times:
2 Americans Killed as Afghan Unrest Enters Fifth Day  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American officers were shot dead inside the Interior Ministry building here on Saturday, and NATO responded by immediately pulling all advisers out of Afghan ministries, in a deepening of the crisis …
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Koch brothers fire back at Obama  —  Oil magnates Charles and David Koch are firing back at President Obama's reelection campaign over a fundraising letter tying Mitt Romney to their business interests.  —  In an open letter addressed to campaign manager Jim Messina, president …
Discussion: Power Line, Campaign 2012 and Hot Air
Michael Ledeen / Wall Street Journal:
Santorum Was Right About Iran—When It Was Unpopular  —  A grandfather who fled Mussolini taught him to prize freedom.  —  Rick Santorum doesn't fit any of the stereotypes of current foreign-policy ideologies.  He's too idealistic to be a “realist,” too conservative and too religious to be a …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
The Lost Party  —  The strangest primary season in memory reveals a GOP that's tearing itself apart.  —  On a biting, brittle mid-February morning 30 miles north of Detroit, Rick Santorum plants his flag in a patch of turf as politically fertile as exists in these United States.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Flashback: In 2006, Rick Santorum Wanted To Send All Pennsylvanians To College  —  TROY, MICHIGAN — At an Americans For Prosperity-sponsored tea party rally here Saturday, Rick Santorum trumpeted his connections to the working class by attacking President Obama's plan to make college more accessible to Americans.
Fars News Agency:
Commander Views US Helplessness as Root Cause of Quran Burning by American Soldiers  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- A top Iranian military commander said the US helplessness in the confrontation against Islam is the real cause underlying the burning of the Muslims' Holy Book by American soldiers in Afghanistan …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Krauthammer: When Will Islamic Nations Apologize To Us...
Discussion: American Thinker and Israel Matzav
Steven F. Hayward / Weekly Standard:
Why the Climate Skeptics Are Winning  —  Too many of their opponents are intellectual thugs.  —  The forlorn and increasingly desperate climate campaign achieved a new level of ineptitude last week when what had looked like a minor embarrassment for one of its critics …
 
 
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