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1:50 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
James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Discussion: CNN
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Super Tuesday Preview: Math Trumps Momentum (The Note)
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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Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
UPDATED: Limbaugh Reportedly Loses Another Station Over Sandra Fluke Smears  —  Since Rush Limbaugh began his misogynistic attacks on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, several companies have announced that they have pulled advertising from his program — a flow that has not ceased since his supposed “apology” on Saturday.
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  —  Conventional wisdom about Republican presidential prospects sounds mighty familiar.  —  Not since Herbert Hoover has a party out of power had such an opportunity to run against everything that troubles the American family—prices, interest rates, unemployment …
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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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,” …
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.
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 …
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Ann Romney: 'I Don't Even Consider Myself Wealthy'  —  Mitt Romney may have more money than any other presidential candidate in the race, but his wife said today that she does not consider herself wealthy.  —  “We can be poor in spirit, and I don't even consider myself wealthy …
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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:
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.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Romney Rebounds Among Conservatives, But GOP Contenders All Stay Underwater  —  Mitt Romney's rebounded among strong conservatives since his wins in the Michigan and Arizona primaries, potentially bolstering his prospects in the race for the Republican nomination.
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
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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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Rediscovery of Character  —  The obituaries for James Q. Wilson …
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Rachel Quigley / Daily Mail:
‘He is a pathologically immature sex predator’: Therapist slams IT teacher, 41, who left …
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Sen. Jim DeMint: Romneycare is an Unjust Law
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Right Scoop
Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner splits with John McCain on Syria strikes
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Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Gingrich mocks Obama's algae energy comments as ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’
Abby Rapoport / American Prospect:
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Angus King entrance shakes up Maine Senate race
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