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1:20 PM ET, March 6, 2012

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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
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Super Tuesday Preview: Math Trumps Momentum (The Note)
James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Discussion: CNN
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Ohio victory could seal the deal for Romney
Discussion: Ballot Box and Booman Tribune
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.
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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush
Chris Carroll / Stars & Stripes:
Women vets want Limbaugh off of AFN
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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Algemeiner.com:
Israel's Channel 2: U.S. Officials Believe Netanyahu Has Already Decided to Strike Iran  —  Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.  Photo: Israel PM Office.  —  Channel 2 in Israel, sourcing a “senior American official” …
Wall Street Journal:
Reagan Was A Sure Loser Too
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Republican Policies for Iran Differ Little From Obama's
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
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Holder: Constitution doesn't cover terrorists
Washington Post:
Holder: U.S. can lawfully target American citizens
Discussion: Clayton Cramer's Blog
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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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.
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.
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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,” …
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.
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 …
Abby Rapoport / American Prospect:
Crazy Idea: Laws To Encourage Voting  —  Voter ID laws have been all the rage around the country, with conservative lawmakers pushing to make it harder to vote, often by requiring some form of government-issued photo identification.  The goal, at least according to rhetoric …
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
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.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Ezra Klein
 
 
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Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Romney Rebounds Among Conservatives, But GOP Contenders All Stay Underwater
Discussion: Mother Jones
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute and Ezra Klein
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Fanning the Flames of Class Warfare
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Cato Institute Caught in Rift Over Direction
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Bloomberg:
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Why Paul Krugman Doesn't Like Us. And Vice Versa.
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