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10:20 PM ET, March 17, 2012

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Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus  —  Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri's largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.  —  “It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here,” St. Charles County's …
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Steven Yaccino / The Caucus:
Disruption Closes a Missouri Caucus Before Vote  —  ST. PETERS, Mo. - Voters here in St. Charles County may not get a say in who will be the next Republican presidential nominee after a disorderly caucus on Saturday caused organizers to adjourn before delegates were selected.
CNN:
TRENDING: Obama raises a pint  —  Washington (CNN) - It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness, even for the commander-in-chief.  —  President Barack Obama's motorcade made the mile-and-a-half trip to the The Dubliner, a well-known Capitol Hill pub, at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday …
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Byron Tau / Reuters:
Obama celebrates St. Patrick's Day at Capitol Hill Irish pub  —  President Obama celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the Dubliner — a traditional Irish pub just steps away from the U.S. Capitol.  —  Obama was greeted by a raucous (and undoubtedly inebriated) crowd to chants of “four more years,” “USA!
Robert Fisk / Associated Press:
Madness is not the reason for this massacre  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES  —  I'm getting a bit tired of the “deranged” soldier story.  It was predictable, of course.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Newshoggers.com
New York Times:
Republicans Brace for Possible Open Convention  —  CHICAGO — For the first time in a generation, Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at their national convention rather than on the campaign trail, a prospect that would upend one of the rituals of modern politics.
Discussion: Fox News
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
An Irish Tradition With an Only-in-America Star  —  GREENVILLE, Ohio — For those feeling down about the United States and its place in the world, meet Drew Lovejoy, a 17-year-old from rural Ohio.  His background could not be more American.  His father is black and Baptist from Georgia and his mother is white and Jewish from Iowa.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Nice... Cee Lo Green Sings “F*ck You” Song & Flips Off Crowd at Obama Fundraiser (Video)  —  Cee Lo Green entertained Democrat donors today at Barack Obama's fundraiser in Atlanta, Georgia.  He did a marvelous job, just what you'd expect at a presidential campaign stop.
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Obama's History Lesson  —  Our lesson for today comes from George and Ira Gershwin: … Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sang it in the film Shall We Dance?  (1937).  Seventy-five years on, the president revived it to tap dance around his rising gas prices and falling approval numbers.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
A Passionate Persona Forged in a Brutal Defeat  —  Rick Santorum's prospects for re-election to the Senate were not rosy when friends and advisers urged him in 2005 not to risk making things worse.  —  Mr. Santorum, hurting politically in Pennsylvania because of his defense of the Iraq war …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney advisers try to lay groundwork for united GOP against Obama  —  Mitt Romney, although mired in a frustrating slog toward the presidential nomination, has directed his top advisers to lay the groundwork for uniting the Republican Party in preparation for what they see as an inevitable …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Whose Town?... Our Town!... “Breitbart Is Here” Signs Greet #Occupy Midwest Goons to St. Louis  —  The stench of patchouli, pot and pepper spray is thick in the St. Louis parks this weekend.  —  It must mean that #Occupy the Midwest is holding their regional meetings in town.
 
 
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