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9:50 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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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.”
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Who's Still Advertising On Rush?  —  After his relentless three day assault on law student Sandra Fluke, nine advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh's show, including Tax Resolution and AOL just today.  But a couple of advertisers are sticking by him, for now.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Don Imus, House Pet
Discussion: Hot Air, alicublog and Mediaite
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Sponsors Flee Limbaugh, Newt PAC Stays
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.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Sandra Fluke Argued for Mandatory Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery
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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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
10 things to watch on Super Tuesday
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Newt Gingrich makes Tennessee primary pitch
Discussion: CNN
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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Jonathan Riskind / Portland Press-Herald:
Source: King to run for Snowe's seat
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
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
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 …
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 …
 
 
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Christi Parsons / Chicago Tribune:
G-8 summit to be held at Camp David, not Chicago
Discussion: CBS Chicago, The Hill and Wonkette
Paul Krugman:
Not Again With The Pivot  —  Steve Pearlstein is a good guy …
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
AP survey: More optimism about US jobs and economy
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Politico
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
Discussion: Vox Popoli and National Review
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Dem Reps. Kaptur and Kucinich face off in primary under presidential shadow
Discussion: Politico
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Bloomberg:
Stocks Drop for Third Day on Slowing Economy; Copper, Spanish Bonds Fall
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Daily Mail:
INDONESIA'S ‘COMPLEX’ ATTITUDE TO TRANSGENDERS
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
For 99 percent of Americans, the Obama recovery has been no recovery at all
Discussion: Hit & Run and Maggie's Farm
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Hello, and Goodbye (For Now)  —  This is a very strange post to write.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 

 
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