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6:40 PM ET, March 10, 2012

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John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers  —  Ninety-eight major advertisers—including Ford and Geico—will no longer air spots on Premiere Networks' ‘offensive’ programs.  Insiders say the loss will rock right-wing talk radio.  —  Rush Limbaugh made the right …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: 98 Major Advertisers Dump Rush Limbaugh, Other Right-Wing Hosts  —  Industry website radio-info.com has the scoop: … This helps explain why, on Rush Limbaugh's flagship station WABC, almost of the commercial breaks were filled with unpaid pubic service announcements.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Santorum Takes a Decisive Victory in Kansas Caucuses  —  WICHITA, Kan. — Rick Santorum strengthened his case as the candidate for most conservative voters, by decisively winning the Kansas caucuses on Saturday.  —  With about two-thirds of the votes counted by midday …
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Colleen McCain Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
Santorum Rolls to Easy Win in Kansas  —  OLATHE, Kan.—Rick Santorum easily won the Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas on Saturday as the front-runner, Mitt Romney, didn't campaign the state.  —  Another rival, Newt Gingrich cancelled a scheduled trip to Kansas late last week …
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Healthcare issue will be a heavy lift for Romney against Obama
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Montgomery Advertiser:
Poll: Gingrich, Romney in dead heat in Alabama
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Wake up America
Ryan Tracy / Washington Wire:
True Grits: Gingrich Makes Appeal to Mississippi Republicans
Discussion: Mediaite
Robert Griffin III / Associated Press:
Gingrich tells AP he won't quit GOP presidential race if he loses Tuesday in Miss., Ala.
CNN:
Romney wins entire Guam delegation
NewsMax.com:
Santorum to Newsmax: I'd Consider Gingrich for VP
Discussion: Presidential Power and GOP 12
John Podhoretz / Weekly Standard:
Back Stab  —  Sarah Palin as portrayed by her disloyal staff.  —  Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain's running mate.
Discussion: TBogg
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bill Maher Defends Limbaugh's Free Speech Rights, Responds To ‘False Equivalency’ From Right  —  After over a week of pundits piling on Bill Maher for his remarks about conservative women in an attempt to equivocate him with Rush Limbaugh and suggest a media double standard on such controversies …
CNN:
Rep. Inslee to resign House seat  —  (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Jay Inslee of Washington will resign his House seat in order to focus on his 2012 run for governor of the state, a Democratic official confirmed to CNN on Saturday.  —  Inslee, now in his eighth term, represents Washington's 1st …
Discussion: Politico
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Jay Inslee, Washington Congressman, Resigning To Focus On Gubernatorial Campaign
Discussion: Daily Kos
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
An Erotic Novel, ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ Goes Viral With Women  —  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an erotic novel by an obscure author that has been described as “Mommy porn” and “Twilight” for grown-ups, has electrified women across the country, who have spread the word like gospel on Facebook pages, at school functions and in spin classes.
Discussion: Althouse, Gothamist and Gawker
Jim Romenesko:
Report: Some papers won't be running next week's ‘Doonesbury’ strips  —  I asked around and was told that the Oregonian and Dallas Morning News are among the papers that have discussed pulling the strips.  (I've left messages with editors at both newspapers to see what they've decided.)
Reuters:
Occupy Wall Street could run out of money by end of month  —  New York's Occupy Wall Street group is warning it could run out of money by the end of the month, raising questions about the future of the movement that sparked nationwide protests against economic injustice last year.
Discussion: Power Line and Gothamist
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
Monckton's Schenectady showdown  —  Monckton vanquishes Union College “Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds”  —  Guest post by Justin Pulliam  —  THE NEWS that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the university's environmentalists into a turmoil.
Al Arabiya / Alarabiya.net English:
Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists  —  Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts.  —  Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” …
The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Investing in a Clean Energy Future  —  WASHINGTON, DC— In his weekly address, President Obama spoke to the American people from a factory in Petersburg, Virginia about the growing trend of companies creating more jobs in the United States, and also making better products than ever before.
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Gov. Dalrymple: Obama is ‘killing energy development’
Discussion: Politico
Matthew Miller / The Daily Beast:
Obama Is Right to Prosecute Leakers Who Are Not the Same as Whistle-Blowers  —  The Obama administration has taken harsh criticism for its record-setting prosecutions of individuals leaking classified information.  But don't equate that with hostility to whistle-blowers, says a former Justice Department official.
Discussion: Politico and emptywheel
 
 
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Kevin Hassett / National Review:
Job Creation Only the Tip of the Iceberg
Discussion: Economist's View
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
As Governor, Romney's C.E.O. Style Could Irk Lawmakers
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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