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American Is Held After Shooting of Civilians in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States military said on Sunday one of its service members had been detained after an apparent shooting incident in southern Afghanistan that local officials said had left at least three civilians dead.
Washington Post:
U.S. soldier detained after opening fire on Afghans; at least 16 killed  —  KABUL— An American soldier wandered outside his base in a remote southern Afghan village shortly before dawn Sunday and opened fire on civilians inside homes, killing at least 16, Afghan and U.S. officials said.
Discussion: Hot Air
AJE - Al Jazeera English:
US soldier kills Afghans in shooting spree  —  Soldier opens fire on civilians in three separate homes near military base in Kandahar province before surrendering.  —  A US soldier has killed more than a dozen civilians in a shooting spree in southern Afghanistan before being detained, officials say.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Officials: US soldier detained after shooting of Afghan civilians  —  A U.S. soldier was detained in Afghanistan under suspicion of opening fire on Afghan civilians on Sunday.  —  “A United States service member was detained today in connection to an incident that resulted in Afghan casualties …
Discussion: Associated Press
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Poll: Romney slightly ahead of Santorum in Illinois  —  Survey shows front-runner leads in Chicagoland, but rival stronger Downstate  —  Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney's campaign has long considered Illinois to be in its win column, but a new Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows …
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Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, Romney wins Wyoming
John Hoeffel / Los Angeles Times:
Rick Santorum wins Kansas caucuses
Discussion: Hot Air, Mediaite and Associated Press
Colleen McCain Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
Santorum Wins Kansas; Romney Takes Wyoming
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Ryan Tracy / Washington Wire:
True Grits: Gingrich Makes Appeal to Mississippi Republicans
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Mediaite
Sam Baker / Ballot Box:
Healthcare issue will be a heavy lift for Romney against President Obama
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and Prairie Weather
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama Plans Big Effort to Build Support Among Women  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's re-election campaign is beginning an intensified effort this week to build support among women, using the debate over the new health care law to amplify an appeal that already appears to be benefiting …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Bill Maher to Rush Limbaugh: “You know what, Rush, when you can stand up in front of an audience of 3,000 people all the time like I do...”  —  I've already blogged about what Bill Maher said on his show last night about Rush Limbaugh, so forgive me if you've already had enough of the Maher-Limbaugh topic …
Reuters:
Hundreds of women call for Islamic governance  —  Hundreds of Muslim women gathered near Tunis Saturday to call for the return of the caliphate, the defunct Islamic system of governance which they said was the only means of guaranteeing their rights.  —  The members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir party came …
New York Times:
The Power to Kill  —  President Obama, who came to office promising transparency and adherence to the rule of law, has become the first president to claim the legal authority to order an American citizen killed without judicial involvement, real oversight or public accountability.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Lawfare
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Reid: Republicans exaggerating benefits of Keystone XL pipeline  —  Republican claims about the benefits of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are greatly overblown, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Sunday.  —  “It won't lower the price of oil,” Reid said during an interview …
Discussion: Politico
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.
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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.
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John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers
 
 
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