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Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
Don Imus On Rush Limbaugh: 'He's A Fat, Gutless, Pill-Popping Loser'  —  During Monday's news updates on Fox Business Network's Imus In The Morning, host Don Imus went off on Rush Limbaugh's weekend apology to Sandra Fluke, calling Limbaugh a “fat, gutless, pill-popping loser.”
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Rush Limbaugh:
Why I Apologized to Sandra Fluke  —  RUSH: Yeah, I knew it was getting bad.  I was watching the media on Saturday, and I said, “You know what?  I gotta call myself and cancel and suspend the Two If By Tea advertising.”  So I called myself to cancel the advertising.
David Frum / CNN:
Are we being fair to Rush Limbaugh?  —  Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  He was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002 and is the author of six books, including “Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again.”
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh To Be Honored With Bust In Missouri Statehouse … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — The Hall of Famous Missourians in the Missouri State Capitol is filled with the busts of famous people from the Show-Me State.  There are political figures (Harry Truman, John Ashcroft) …
Fred Bever / New England Public Radio News:
Pittsfield Mass. Radio Station Drops Rush Limbaugh After Contraception Controversy  —  Contributor: New England Pub...  Dateline: Pittsfield, Mass.  —  A commercial radio station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts— 96.9 FM, WBEC— says it is dropping the Rush Limbaugh show in the wake of Limbaugh's comments on contraception last week.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Limbaugh and Birthers  —  On our Georgia, Ohio, and Tennessee Republican polls in addition to looking at the Presidential race we also polled on some of the issues that have been in the news over the last week: Rush Limbaugh and the reemergence of birtherism.
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh, AOL Part Ways … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post, has become the eighth advertiser to pull its money from Rush Limbaugh's syndicated radio program since he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke …
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Sponsors Flee Limbaugh, Newt PAC Stays
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:   Limbaugh Blames His Hate Speech on the Left (Of Course)
Media Matters for America:
Limbaugh “Sincerely Apologize[s]” To Fluke For “Using Those Two Words To Describe Her”
Discussion: The Confluence and The Maddow Blog
The Kim Komando Show:
A Statement from Kim Komando Regarding Rush Limbaugh
The College Politico:
Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance  —  Sandra Fluke is being sold by the left as something she's not.  Namely a random co-ed from Georgetown law who found herself mixed up in the latest front of the culture war who was simply looking to make sure needy women had access to birth control.
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Sandra Fluke Argued for Mandatory Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery  —  Rather belatedly, we are becoming aware that this supposedly typical Georgetown coed is not very typical at all: … Remember, as Byron York previously reported, Fluke was rejected as a last-minute substitute witness …
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Ann Romney: 'I Don't Even Consider Myself Wealthy'  —  Apparently “Romneying” — defined as “accidentally bragging about your place high up in the economic stratosphere” — runs in the family.  —  His wife, Ann Romney, inexplicably talked about her wealth this afternoon during an interview on Fox News.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney In 2008 On Abandoning ‘National’ Mandate For Health Care Insurance: ‘No, No, I Like Mandates.’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitt Romney, Video, Health Care Mandates, Individual Mandate, National Mandates, Romney Mandate Health Care, Romney Mandates, Romney National Health Care, Politics News
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Romney Says Massachusetts Reform Could Serve As A Model For The Nation
David Flick / Dallas Morning News:
Barbara Bush bashes 2012 presidential hopefuls in first ladies conference  —  First Lady Laura Bush tells a story during a panel that was part of the conference “America's First Ladies: An Enduring Vision,” at SMU in Dallas, Monday, March 5, 2012.  —  The 2012 presidential campaign …
Andrew O'Reilly / Latino.FoxNews.com:
GOP Hopefuls Losing Ground to Obama Among Latinos, Poll Says  —  NEW YORK - Despite growing disappointment in his handling of immigration issues, Latino voters favor President Barack Obama by six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls, showed a Fox News Latino poll conducted under …
Adam Serwer / Mother Jones:
When the US Government Can Kill You, Explained  —  On Monday, the Obama administration explained when it's allowed to kill you.  —  Speaking to students and faculty at Northwestern University law school, Attorney General Eric Holder laid out in greater detail than ever before the legal theory behind …
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Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
U.S. to offer legal backing for “targeted killing”: source
Discussion: Politico and TalkLeft
Bloomberg:
Bill Clinton Agrees to Join Obama Fundraisers  —  Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a series of fundraisers, according to three people familiar with the matter.  —  The 42nd and the 44th presidents will appear together at events …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Catholic support for Romney crucial in Ohio  —  (CNN) - Strong support by Catholic voters in Ohio appears to be one reason why Mitt Romney is now deadlocked with Rick Santorum, according to a new survey released one day before the state holds its Super Tuesday Republican presidential primary.
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Quinnipiac University:
Romney Has Momentum In Ohio GOP Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Presidential Primary Too Close To Call
Daniel Knauf / Into the BlackBxx:
Chasing Andrew  —  In 2000, something astonishing happened to me.  —  I was running an insurance brokerage by day, setting up and servicing health, dental and disability plans for a book of clients in the private and public sectors, from around 5 to 5,000 employees.  Off hours, I was writing screenplays.
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
For 99 percent of Americans, the Obama recovery has been no recovery at all  —  Liberal economist Emmanuel Saez has updated his much-referenced income inequality research.  Here's how the recovery is going after the Great Recession: … 1. So this isn't exactly an endorsement of the Obama recovery is it?
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Hello, and Goodbye (For Now)  —  This is a very strange post to write.  For the first time in over ten years, I'm taking a break from blogging to work on another project.  —  This is, frankly, terrifying.  I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that blogging has been the biggest influence over my life in the last ten years.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
McCain to call for air strikes on Syria  —  Later today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services, will become the first U.S. senator to publicly call for U.S. led air strikes to halt the violence and atrocities being committed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Scott Wong / Politico:
John McCain: U.S. should bomb Syria
Discussion: The Hill and Wonkette
Detroit Free Press:
Filmgoer takes stand on costly snacks, sues AMC Livonia theater  —  Rebecca Motley emerges from the AMC Star Southfield after seeing “Good Deeds” on Friday morning — and paying $11 for pop and popcorn on top of the $5 ticket.  “The prices are ridiculous,” she said.  / ERIC SEALS/Detroit Free Press
 
 
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Daily Mail:
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