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11:10 AM ET, March 5, 2012

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Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: Primary season takes ‘corrosive’ toll on GOP and its candidates  —  As another round of voting takes place this week in the Republican presidential race - with 11 states holding Super Tuesday contests - a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that the combative …
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Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Advances as Obama Gains  —  Mitt Romney has regained the lead in the Republican presidential contest thanks to new support from conservatives, while evidence emerges that the bitter nomination fight has damaged the GOP candidates' standing among the wider public, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Split decision for Super Tuesday  —  The news is good for Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and bad for Rick Santorum in PPP's final polls of the three biggest Super Tuesday states.  —  In Ohio Romney leads with 37% to 36% for Santorum, 15% for Gingrich, and 11% for Ron Paul.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
State-by-State Analysis: Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates  —  Although the Super Tuesday states are a mix of favorable and unfavorable terrain for Mitt Romney, his situation has improved enough that he could be on track to win an outright majority of the delegates on the night.
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Romney, The Inevitable? (The Note)
Mj Lee / Politico:
Newt Gingrich blasts ‘rich enough’ Mitt Romney on gas
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Polls show Romney gaining nationally, pulling ahead in Ohio
Discussion: Shakesville and Rasmussen Reports
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Gingrich: Romney's ‘rich enough’ to not have to worry about high gas prices
Erik Schelzig / ABCNEWS:
Newt Gingrich: Obama's Goal Is ‘$8 or $9 a Gallon’ Gas
Daily Kos:
I've spent the past 2 days trying to convince my 16 y/o she is not a “slut” **Updated x 3  —  I can hardly type, can hardly put this into words!  I have been writing and rewriting this because if I don't break down in tears, I get so angry that I can't think straight!
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm  —  Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Pamela Geller Spews Hatred at Sandra Fluke: ‘Banging It Five Times a Day’  —  Rush Limbaugh may have “apologized” (disclaimer: not a real apology) for his caveman comments about Sandra Fluke, but the right wing blogosphere continues to spew torrents of venom at her.
Tim Mak / Politico:
Timothy Dolan to Rush Limbaugh: ‘Do it civilly’  —  The Archbishop of New York admonished Rush Limbaugh on Sunday, asserting that the campaign against the Obama administration's birth control mandate shouldn't be “pugnacious,” according to a report.  —  “Whatever we do, and however strongly we feel …
Discussion: CNN
Jennifer H. Cunningham / NY Daily News:
Cardinal tweaks Limbaugh, urges fight against birth control policy to stay civil
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
Will Dunham / Reuters:
Ron Paul unimpressed with Limbaugh apology
Tommy / The Right Sphere:
Is This Why Carbonite Dumped Rush But Not Ed Schultz?
Discussion: Datechguy's Blog and The PJ Tatler
Andrew Breitbart / BREITBART.COM:
THE VETTING, PART I: BARACK'S LOVE SONG TO ALINSKY  —  Prior to his passing, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects—but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us.  —  “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Everything Is Different Now - the Breitbartocalypse Is Upon Us  —  Before his death, Andrew Breitbart had been promising a true BOMBSHELL revelation about Barack Obama, a STUNNER that would finally put an end to Obama's reign of terror.  Some whispered darkly that this may have been the reason …
Discussion: Pat Dollard
John Bresnahan / Politico:
White House to Congress Dems: Expect no money  —  President Barack Obama has a bleak message for House and Senate Democrats this year when it comes to campaign cash: You're on your own.  —  Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
States of Depression  —  The economic news is looking better lately.  But after previous false starts — remember “green shoots”? — it would be foolish to assume that all is well.  And in any case, it's still a very slow economic recovery by historical standards.
Michael Winerip / New York Times:
Hard-Working Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip  —  For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.  In that time, she has never had a more talented and hard-working bunch than the current team of fifth-grade teachers.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
 
 
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