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12:20 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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Robert Griffin III / Associated Press:
Gingrich tells AP he won't quit GOP presidential race if he loses Tuesday in Miss., Ala.  —  ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses two Southern primaries next week.
Sarah B. Boxer / NationalJournal.com:
Romney: Regulators Should Make ‘Friends’ With Business  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney  —  JACKSON, Miss. - Campaigning in the Deep South, where he faces tough opposition from more-conservative rivals for the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney is promoting an antiregulatory theme …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
How Daunting Is Santorum's Delegate Math?
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.)
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.
Mj Lee / Politico:
Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution  —  Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.
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.
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” …
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
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 …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Recent debate over contraception comes as GOP loses gains among women  —  The fragile gains Republicans had been making among female voters have been erased, a shift that has coincided with what has become a national shouting match over reproductive issues, potentially handing President Obama …
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
Buffett's NetJets Countersued by U.S. for Unpaid Taxes  —  NetJets Inc., the private-plane company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), was countersued by the U.S. over $366 million in taxes and penalties.  —  NetJets in November sued the U.S., saying the federal government …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and CNN
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 …
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Palin: The First Black President Wants to Revert to Pre-Civil War Society  —  In her view, the very act of acknowledging or talking about race's role in U.S. history makes one a racist.  —  Naturally, someone had to ask Sarah Palin about the Derrick Bell-Barack Obama flap.
Financial Times:
Greek debt swap triggers massive payouts  —  By David Oakley iin London, Joshua Chaffin in Brussels and Richard Milne in Oslo  —  Billions of dollars are to be paid out in insurance-like instruments as Greece on Friday pressed ahead with the largest ever sovereign debt restructuring.
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Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
Next Time, Greece May Need New Tactics
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers  —  (Reuters) - Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.  —  The surge in church foreclosures represents …
Rasmussen Reports:
Obama Leads Romney, Santorum in Core Four States (FL, NC, OH, VA)  —  President Obama now holds modest leads over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in combined polling of key swing states Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.  The numbers mark a shift from late February when Obama was tied with both candidates in the four states.
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Santorum Touts Endorsement Of Birther Joseph Farah
David Leonhardt / Economix:
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No Likey No Rick  —  For most of this campaign cycle Rick Santorum …
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Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press:
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