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10:40 AM ET, March 6, 2012

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petergabriel.com:
News Feed » Peter's response to ‘Sledgehammer’ on the Rush Limbaugh show  —  Peter Gabriel has asked that this response be published when he found out that his track ‘Sledgehammer’ has been used on the Rush Limbaugh show:  —  'Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked …
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Don Imus, House Pet
Discussion: Hot Air, alicublog and Mediaite
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Romney gave ‘cowardly answer’ on Limbaugh controversy
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Holder Explains Threat That Would Call for Killing Without Trial  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asserted on Monday that it is lawful for the government to kill American citizens if officials deem them to be operational leaders of Al Qaeda who are planning attacks …
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Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Holder: Constitution doesn't cover terrorists  —  In his most forceful defense yet of the Obama administration's use of lethal force against U.S. citizens linked to terrorism, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Constitution does not protect U.S. suspects plotting to kill other Americans.
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Ohio victory could seal the deal for Romney  —  Mitt Romney could all but guarantee he'll be the GOP presidential nominee by winning Ohio on Super Tuesday.  —  A win there will hand Romney a chunk of delegates as well as a shot of momentum, making it hard for his opponents to catch …
Discussion: Ballot Box and Booman Tribune
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Washington Examiner:
York: Romney pushes jobs, side issues trip rivals
Discussion: Mail Online and Boston Globe
Josh Putnam / Frontloading HQ:
Santorum Can't Get to 1144  —  ...and neither can Gingrich.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, GOP 12 and Metro
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Newt Gingrich makes Tennessee primary pitch
Discussion: CNN
Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
How I would check Iran's nuclear ambition  —  Beginning Nov. 4, 1979 , dozens of U.S. diplomats were held hostage by Iranian Islamic revolutionaries for 444 days while America's feckless president, Jimmy Carter, fretted in the White House.  Running for the presidency against Carter the next year …
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David Giambusso / New Jersey Online:
U.S. Representative Donald Payne dead at 77  —  U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the dean of New Jersey's congressional delegation, died after a months-long battle with colon cancer today, according to three sources close to the Payne family.  The longtime politician was 77.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC's Chuck Todd on the geographic bias  —  In a recent conversation on matters mostly but not altogether unrelated, NBC News political director and White House correspondent Chuck Todd argued that the partisan nature of our national discourse is driven by geographic — rather than ideological — biases:
Discussion: American Prospect
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Infamous international hacking group LulzSec brought down by own leader  —  Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” the unemployed, 28-year-old father of two who allegedly commanded the loosely organized international hacker team LulzSec.  —  Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Guide to Super Tuesday Possibilities  —  With only 10 states voting on Super Tuesday, it would be easy to dismiss it as a little wimpy compared to past years.  —  But nearly 20 percent of the delegates to the Republican convention will be chosen on Tuesday night — and the outcome …
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James Hohmann / Politico:   Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
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
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.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Paul Krugman Doesn't Like Us.  And Vice Versa.  —  Paul Krugman attacked me this morning, more or less out of the blue.  His attack-or attempted attack, anyway-consisted of a quote from a post I wrote in 2005, and a link to another post that I also wrote in 2005.  Mr. Krugman, apparently, is a man with a long memory.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests  —  Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.  —  Although black students made up only 18 percent of those enrolled in the schools sampled …
rt.com:
Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US  —  Osama bin Laden (Reuters / Stringer) … The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner and Althouse
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
CNN:
Angus King steps into Maine Senate race  —  (CNN) - Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine, jumped into the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Monday, telling a crowd a Brunswick, Maine he would help America's economy return to solvency.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
Julia O'Malley / The News Tribune:
If Murkowski calls herself moderate, her votes should be too  —  Back from Washington, D.C., for the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Sen. Lisa Murkowski learned the hard way not to get between women and birth control.  She said she now regrets her support for a measure …
Paul Krugman:
Not Again With The Pivot  —  Steve Pearlstein is a good guy; that's why the piece he posted on Ezra's blog fills me with such despair.  —  What Steve says is that there are a lot of indications that the economy is getting stronger, which is true (although not everything is rosy).
Discussion: Brad DeLong
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
China Foothold in U.S. Energy
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Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Libtalk Hate Goes Unreported, Apologies Rare
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
AP survey: More optimism about US jobs and economy
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Chevy Volt dubbed Euro car of the year
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Dutch Freedom Party pushes euro exit as €2.4 trillion rescue bill looms
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