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4:15 PM ET, March 6, 2012

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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 …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama blasts GOP's ‘casualness’ to Iran war
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:   President Obama wishes Romney ‘good luck’ on Super Tuesday
Anne Penketh / Pundits Blog:
Obama's flashing red light to Netanyahu on Iran
Discussion: Politico
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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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.
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Super Wednesday: GOP establishment lays down the law to the right  —  When the rooster crows on Super Wednesday, the insider establishment that runs the GOP will lay down the law to Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and all true conservatives: It is time to unite behind the candidate …
Discussion: CNN and The Other McCain
James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Discussion: CNN
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Super Tuesday Preview: Math Trumps Momentum (The Note)
msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: Super Tuesday
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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.
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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
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Netflix Becomes 30th Advertiser To Drop Limbaugh
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
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
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
LulzSec Hacking Suspects Are Arrested
Discussion: The Agonist
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.
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
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 …
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
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
2012 Presidential Race Is 'the Worst I've Ever Seen,' Barbara Bush Says  —  Barbara Bush, the former first lady, is back on the campaign trail — this time for Mitt Romney — and once again, she's not biting her famously sharp tongue.  —  Speaking at a conference about first ladies …
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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 …
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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The United States Department of Justice:
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Northwestern University School of Law
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.
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
OBAMA ALLY WON'T RELEASE ALINSKY TAPE  —  Sources inform Breitbart.com today that Pam Dickler, director of the 1998 production of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play.  —  And she won't release it.
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.
 
 
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Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
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John Fund / National Review:
Infinite Affirmative Action?
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Wall Street Journal:
Reagan Was A Sure Loser Too
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Sen. Mary Landrieu says she will seek a fourth term in 2014
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