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2:55 PM ET, March 10, 2012

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CNN:
Romney wins entire Guam delegation  —  (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.  —  The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.
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Associated Press:
Romney claims victory in Guam, Northern Marianas  —  Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney claimed victory in Saturday caucuses in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands, saying he secured support of all 18 delegates at stake in the US Pacific territories.
Montgomery Advertiser:
Poll: Gingrich, Romney in dead heat in Alabama  —  The support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is increasing in Alabama and he is in a virtual dead heat with former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney headed into the state's presidential primary on Tuesday, according to a poll released Friday by Alabama State University.
Robert Griffin III / Associated Press:
Gingrich tells AP he won't quit GOP presidential race if he loses Tuesday in Miss., Ala.
NewsMax.com:
Santorum to Newsmax: I'd Consider Gingrich for VP
Discussion: Presidential Power and GOP 12
Sarah B. Boxer / NationalJournal.com:
Romney: Regulators Should Make ‘Friends’ With Business
Discussion: Daily Kos
Rasmussen Reports:
Obama Leads Romney, Santorum in Core Four States (FL, NC, OH, VA)
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.
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 …
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” …
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.)
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.
Patrick Kevin Day / Show Tracker:
Louis C.K. drops correspondents' dinner after conservative outcry  —  Louis C.K. has pulled out as host of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Assn. Dinner following conservative complaints about the comedian's past comments about Sarah Palin.  —  Multiple reports confirm C.K. is no longer scheduled to appear at the June 8 event.
Los Angeles Times:
Television review: ‘Game Change’  —  HBO's surprisingly kind film about Sarah Palin's run for vice president stars Julianne Moore and Ed Harris.  —  “Game Change” with Julianne Moore and Ed Harris.  —  There is a truly heartbreaking moment in “Game Change,” the HBO film about Sarah Palin's run for vice president.
Haaretz:
Gaza militants fire rockets at Israeli south; casualties, damage reported  —  More than 40 rockets fired into southern Israel; eight people wounded, one seriously; Iron Dome intercepts six rockets fired at Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Be'er Sheva; Palestinians report 12 fatalities in IAF strikes on Gaza.
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: Gothamist, Althouse and Gawker
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Gov. Dalrymple: Obama is ‘killing energy development’  —  North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) called on Congress to quickly pass legislation to green-light the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing that the Obama administration is “killing energy development.”  —  Dalrymple said Saturday the pipeline …
Discussion: Politico
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
As Governor, Romney's C.E.O. Style Could Irk Lawmakers  —  BOSTON — Well into Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts, a state legislator named Jay Kaufman developed a nagging suspicion: the governor had no idea who he was.  —  A committee chairman and a veteran Democrat …
 
 
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Financial Times:
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