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8:50 PM ET, March 7, 2012

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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
THE VETTING: BEN SMITH RELEASES SELECTIVELY EDITED OBAMA RACE VIDEO  —  Earlier today, Buzzfeed's Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
At Harvard, Obama Dived Into Diversity Fight  —  In this video, not previously available online but licensed by BuzzFeed from a Boston television station, the future president speaks at a 1991 campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors.  —  Source: youtube.com
Rush Limbaugh:
Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors  —  RUSH: I want to ask if you will indulge me for just a brief few minutes for some inside baseball stuff before we move on to our review of the issues of the day, politics and so forth, Super Tuesday, the results, and where we are.
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Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Rush Limbaugh: Over 40 Advertisers Flee, Host Says 'Everything's Cool'  —  Talk show host Rush Limbaugh sought to reassure listeners Wednesday after the tally of local and national companies that have pulled their advertisements from his time slot topped 40, insisting that the show …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh  —  Last night on Twitter, Bill Maher defended Rush Limbaugh and attacked liberals for not accepting Limbaugh's apology after he spent three days relentlessly attacking law student Sandra Fluke.  —  Notably, Limbaugh only apologized for “two words,” after attacking Fluke dozens of times.
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Rush Limbaugh's Latest Verbal Victim Feels Derided, Dismissed  —  Less than a week after calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” on the air, Rush Limbaugh ran his mouth again on Tuesday, calling investigative journalist Tracie McMillan a “babe”, an “authorette” and, more broadly, one of “these single white women.”
Michael Kinsley / Bloomberg:
The insincere push to crush Rush  —  The people who want to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air aren't assuaged or persuaded by his apology over the weekend.  They say he wasn't sincere: He only apologized for calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because of pressure from advertisers.
Dan Riehl / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: DEMS INCITE DEATH THREATS AGAINST LIMBAUGH
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The ‘Respectable’ Punditocracy Joins The Rush Party
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gingrich spokesman: Alabama and Mississippi are must-wins  —  Newt Gingrich is canceling planned events in Kansas and instead pivoting his campaign to focus on racking up delegates in the Deep South, with campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond acknowledging Wednesday that the former Speaker needs wins …
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and CNN
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msnbc.com:
Romney campaign says losing nomination would take ‘act of God’
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Newt aide: No, Mitt should drop out
Discussion: Ballot Box and CNN
Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Bachmann: ‘Health Care Dictator’ Could Decide How Many Babies You Can Have  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is warning that the Obama administration's contraception insurance mandate could put America on a slippery slope — to a totalitarian one-child policy.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Bachmann warns healthcare reform law could be used to limit family birth rates
Discussion: Politico
Scott Baker / TheBlaze.com:
BACHMANN WARNS: FEDS COULD USE BUDGET TO LIMIT NUMBER OF BABIES BORN PER FAMILY
Discussion: Mediaite and ThinkProgress
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
Mitt Romney's Zombie Problem  —  The GOP front-runner's grabbing more of the delegates—but he's being pursued by living-dead competitors he can't vanquish.  —  Mitt Romney faces the fundamental problem confronted by all zombie hunters: How do you kill that which is dead already?
Discussion: BuzzFeed
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama campaign says long GOP primary hurts president's fundraising
Discussion: Politico
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Maine Miscellany  —It looks like Maine voters will reverse their 2009 decision and legalize gay marriage in the state this fall.  54% think that gay marriage should be legal to only 41% who think it should be illegal.  And when we asked about the issue using the exact language voters …
Discussion: Truth Wins Out
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Liberal darling Chellie Pingree won't run for Snowe's seat
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Chellie Pingree Announces She Will Not Run For Retiring Senator Olympia Snowe's Seat
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Centrist Prom King: Angus is no Bernie
Discussion: Firedoglake and Washington Post
TSA Out of Our Pants!:
$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners  —  This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA's insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe …
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Blogger Bob / The TSA Blog:
Viral Video About Body Scanners
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
It Ain't Over  —  Out here, in the dark quiet of the winter suburban night, it's startling to hear the harsh sounds piercing through the cold air from the direction of Washington, D.C. It takes a while to recognize the sound as the gnashing of thousands of D.C. GOP power brokers' teeth.
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Elaine C. Kamarck / Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Not to Blame for the GOP's Primary Slog
Discussion: CNN
David Weigel / Slate:
Romney and Galactus: Five Lessons from Super Tuesday
Discussion: Mother Jones
Adam Kealoha Causey / Florida Times Union:
Clay clerk accuses U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns of trying to buy him out of race  —  GREEN COVE SPRINGS — Clay Clerk of Courts James Jett told a group of Republicans today the FBI is looking into Rep. Cliff Stearns for what Jett said is a plot to buy him out of this fall's congressional primary.
Alex Isenstadt / Reuters:
‘Joe the Plumber’ wins Ohio Republican congressional primary bid  —  Yes, Marcy Kaptur blew out Dennis Kucinich, and Jean Schmidt unexpectedly lost her House seat to a challenger.  —  But one of the biggest — and most overlooked — surprises of Tuesday night was in a northeast Ohio Republican congressional primary.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Rep. Dennis Kucinich suffers primary defeat in Ohio
New York Post:
Channel 4 booting anchorwoman Sue Simmons after 32 years  —  After more than three decades, WNBC/Channel 4 is tossing anchorwoman Sue Simmons overboard.  —  Last week, the station gave her the bad news that her contract would not be renewed — and come June, she's history.
CNN:
First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network  —  (CNN) - Sen. Carl Levin, the powerful chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday he would like the Armed Forces Network to drop the controversial Rush Limbaugh program from its service that provides radio …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Raw Story
Brian Mylar / KSAT-TV:
Racial incident mars high school game  —  School district, students apologize  —  SAN ANTONIO -  —  A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend.  —  When the final whistle blew Saturday …
Jessica Winter / TIME Ideas:
Subject for Debate: Are Women People?  —  I've always assumed that women are fully autonomous human citizens—who vote, even!—but now I'm not so certain  —  From left: Catholic Bishop William Lori, the Rev. Matthew Harrison, Dr. Ben Mitchell, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and Craig Mitchell …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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CNN:
‘Iran is not telling us everything,’ U.N. atomic agency chief says
Discussion: The Hill and Weasel Zippers
Sarah Boesveld / National Post:
Canadian Muslim youth group tied to al-Qaeda stripped of charitable status
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
ABCNEWS:
Obama Calls Gas ‘Fuel of the Past’
UltimaRatioReg / USNI Blog:
A Remarkable Man Has Stepped Into the Clearing; Captain Carroll LeFon USN (Ret.) 1960-2012
Penny Starr / CNSNews:
Sebelius: Living a Mile from a Grocery ‘May Be Too Far to Get Healthier Food’
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!
Discussion: TPM Idea Lab and Vodkapundit
Darren A. Nichols / detroitnews.com:
Audit: Part of $11M grant for Detroit job seekers only aided 2
Brian Tashman / rightwingwatch.org:
Pat Robertson Weighs in on Sandra Fluke's ‘Fornication’
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