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5:40 PM ET, March 6, 2012

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Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Netflix Becomes 30th Advertiser To Drop Limbaugh  —  Moments ago, Netflix emailed a statement to the tech website Boing Boing indicating that the company will ensure that its ads never appear on Rush Limbaugh's radio show again: … According to a ThinkProgress count, Netflix is now the 30th company …
Discussion: Daily Kos, The Raw Story and Mediaite
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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush  —  The number of advertisers fleeing Rush Limbaugh continues to climb.  —  In an email release today, GEICO said, “In 2004 when Rush Limbaugh's program also carried remarks that were inappropriate, we ceased all advertising on his show.  We don't advertise there to this day.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Romney gave ‘cowardly answer’ on Limbaugh controversy  —  Top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday blasted Mitt Romney, accusing him of failing to appropriately criticize radio host Rush Limbaugh for his attacks on a college student who testified before Congress.
CNN:
Stations, advertisers drop Limbaugh
Mj Lee / Politico:
25 companies yank ads from Rush
Discussion: Computerworld
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama: Want a war?  Say so  —  President Obama fired back at his Republican challengers who have accused him of being soft on Iran, saying at a White House press conference that the standoff over the Iranian nuclear program is “not a game.”  —  Suggesting that the criticism being lobbed …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Reagan Was A Sure Loser Too
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama blasts GOP for ‘casual’ talk on Iran
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
Anne Penketh / Pundits Blog:
Obama's flashing red light to Netanyahu on Iran
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
World Powers Agree to Resume Nuclear Talks With Iran
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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Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Super Wednesday: GOP establishment lays down the law to the right
Discussion: CNN and The Other McCain
James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Discussion: CNN
msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: Super Tuesday
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,” …
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FBI:
Six Hackers in the United States and Abroad Charged for Crimes Affecting Over One Million Victims
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
‘Good luck tonight,’ Obama says to Romney on Super Tuesday  —  President Obama offered his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney a caustic “good luck” for Super Tuesday.  —  Asked at a news conference if he'd like to respond to Romney's comments calling Obama the “most feckless president since Carter …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
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Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Unveils Housing Initiative at Super Tuesday News Conference
Discussion: Politico
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.
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
‘I Understand You Have a Panel,’ Gingrich Tells a Panel-Less AIPAC  —  Newt Gingrich apparently has been so busy campaigning all around Georgia that he hasn't had time to sleep, or even write a speech for the AIPAC crowd.  —  Moments before he was set to video-stream live …
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 …
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Qasim Rashid / The Huffington Post:
The Islamic Solution to Stop Domestic Violence … Islam , Scripture Commentary , Domestic Abuse , Domestic Violence , Gender And Religion , Quran , Scripture Study , Women , Women In Islam , Religion News  —  Critics incorrectly allege that Islam command's husband's to beat their wives, often citing the Quran verse 4:34.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Jihad Watch
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Robert / Jihad Watch:
Huffington Post enables beating of women: publishes whitewash of Qur'an's justification for domestic abuse
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and The Jawa Report
Annie Lowrey / Economix:
The Economic Impact of the Pill  —  The recent controversy over contraception and health insurance has focused on who should pay for the pill.  But there is a wealth of economic evidence about the value of the pill - to taxpayers, as my colleague Motoko Rich writes, as well as to women in general.
MoJo Articles:
Santorum: Single Moms Are “Breeding More Criminals”  —  EXCLUSIVE: The GOP candidate claimed in 1994 that single mothers were destroying the “fabric of the country.”  His solution?  “Kicking them in the butt.”  —  During his first US Senate campaign, Rick Santorum warned voters …
Darren Samuelsohn / Reuters:
Green donors bet on Mitt Romney flip-flop  —  Will Mitt Romney flip-flop on climate change if he's elected president?  —  Some big donors are betting on it.  —  Romney and his super PAC have taken millions from funders with strong green streaks — despite the fact that the former Massachusetts governor …
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Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’  —  Credit: Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images.  —  Kirk Cameron is fighting back against the “hate speech” he feels he's endured since calling homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive …
Discussion: Gay Star News and Mediaite
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Sarah Palin To Obama: If Rush Was Offensive, Why Are You Taking Money From Bill Maher  —  Calls on Obama to ask his Super PAC to return $1 million donation from Bill Maher.  Maher used the C-word for Palin.
Josh Putnam / Frontloading HQ:
Santorum Can't Get to 1144  —  ...and neither can Gingrich.  —  FHQ has been saying since our Very Rough Estimate of the delegate counts a couple of weeks ago that Romney is the only candidate who has a chance to get there.  But, of course, I have not yet shown my work.
 
 
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Maghag / RADAR:
Paula Deen Accused of Using N Word In Explosive New Lawsuit
Discussion: Mediaite, News One and Colorlines
Anna Palmerand Dave Levinthal / Politico:
POLITICO Influence: TWU downsizes
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
DSCC chair doesn't rule out backing Independent candidate in Maine
John Fund / National Review:
Infinite Affirmative Action?
Discussion: RedState
Rachel Quigley / Daily Mail:
‘He is a pathologically immature sex predator’: Therapist slams IT teacher, 41, who left …
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