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7:05 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
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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
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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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 …
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.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Krauthammer: When Will Islamic Nations Apologize To Us...  Almost everyone in the Obama administration, including President Obama himself, has been apologizing to Muslims all over the world after NATO forces burned copies of the Quran in Afghanistan yesterday.
Discussion: American Thinker and Israel Matzav
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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 …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Dem Rep booed by constituents over HHS mandate  —  “We were taking care of this country's sick long before the government got involved in it.”  —  Rep. Kathy Hochul expected to get some questions on the economy and on gas prices when she met with constituents in New York's 26th Congressional district last night.
Discussion: Wizbang and The Gateway Pundit
 
 
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