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3:25 AM ET, March 4, 2013

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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Exclusive: Mitt and Ann Romney on campaign mistakes, life after presidential election loss and political future  —  Special Guests: Mitt Romney, Ann Romney  —  The following is a rush transcript of the March 3, 2013, edition of “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace.”  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Romney: I Lost Because Minorities Love Obamacare  —  Earlier today, Fox News Sunday broadcast former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney first post-campaign interview.  In it, he blamed his loss on his poor performance among minorities, who he claimed were seduced by the President's promise …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gawker
Jessica Holzer / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Offers Explanation for Loss  —  Republican Mitt Romney, in his first television interview since he lost November's presidential election, said a failure to connect with minority voters doomed his bid for the White House.  —  “We weren't effective in taking my message primarily to minority voters …
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative:
The Story of Romney's Career: “What I Said Is Not What I Believe”  —  Earlier today, Mitt Romney addressed his well-known 47% remarks and said this: … The funny thing about this quote is how often his defenders and supporters would use this same argument during the election to protect him against criticism.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
bigstory.ap.org:
Romney: Heart told him he'd win, until he saw Fla.  —  You are here  —  Home » Mitt Romney » Romney: Heart told him he'd win, until he saw Fla.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be.
Fox News:
Romney relays disappointment over loss, admits mistakes, in first sitdown since 2012 election
Discussion: msnbc.com and Taegan Goddard's …
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Mitt Romney: ‘It kills me’ not to be president
Talking Points Memo:
Romney: ‘Obamacare’ Was Attractive To Minority, Low-Income Voters
Associated Press:
Biden Leads Re-enactment of Voting Rights March  —  SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Eric Holder: Voting Rights Act Can't Be Called Unnecessary Yet  —  With the Supreme Court having heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act last week, the Obama administration weighed in again Sunday with another impassioned defense of the 1965 law.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Law:
Voting Rights Act Takes Harsh Criticism In Court
Discussion: Firedoglake
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
Beat the press  —  Reporters reveal how the Obama administration threatens and controls the media  —  As coverage of last week's flare-up between Bob Woodward and the White House devolved into the granular parsing of words and implications and extrapolations and possible intent …
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NBC News:
March 3: John Boehner, Gene Sperling, Raul Labrador, Kathleen Parker, Joy Reid, Chuck Todd and Tom Brokaw
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
John Boehner: No government shutdown
Discussion: Hot Air, Outside the Beltway and CNN
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
GOP's Largest Campaign Contributor Admits To Bribing Foreign Officials  —  Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who spent as much as $150 million on independent expenditures to bolster Republicans in the 2012 election, has informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that his Las Vegas Sands Corporation …
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Adam Nossiter / Associated Press:
In Filing, Casino Operator Admits Likely Violation of an Antibribery Law
Tom Fucoloro / Seattle Bike Blog:
State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment  —  Representative Ed Orcutt (R - Kalama) does not think bicycling is environmentally friendly because the activity causes cyclists to have “an increased heart rate and respiration.”
Quinn Norton / The Atlantic Online:
Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation  —  A reluctant witness's account of a Federal prosecution.  If you haven't been following the case, start with the editor's note for context.  —  Quinn Norton's grand jury subpoena (Quinn Norton).  —  Once your life is inside a federal investigation, there is no space outside of it.
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New York Times:
In Medical First, a Baby With H.I.V. Is Deemed Cured  —  Doctors announced on Sunday that a baby had been cured of an H.I.V. infection for the first time, a startling development that could change how infected newborns are treated and sharply reduce the number of children living with the virus that causes AIDS.
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
This is why Obama can't make a deal with Republicans  —  File this under “Jonathan Chait is right.”  —  My column this weekend is about the almost comically poor lines of communication between the White House and the Hill.  The opening anecdote was drawn from a background briefing I attended …
Rebecca English / Daily Mail:
Don't make a fuss!  Queen refuses ambulance and works up to the last minute before being taken to hospital with suspected vomiting bug  —  Stoicism is what she is known for - and even as the Queen was taken to hospital for the first time in a decade last night, she insisted that there must be ‘no fuss’.
Discussion: BBC and Chicago Boyz
 
 
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Ali Shuaib / Reuters:
Gunmen attack church in Libya's Benghazi: state media
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Associated Press:
Kerry says US releasing millions in aid to Egypt
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
The Sunday Times:
‘Bullying’ Britain fanning the flames, warns Assad
Discussion: BBC, New York Times and Guardian
Martinsburg Journa:
Q&A with Sen. Joe Manchin  —  Editor's note: This question …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Hot Air
Emma Thomasson / Reuters:
Swiss back executive pay curbs in referendum
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A University Steak to Go With That Sweatshirt?
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Tax bills for rich families approach 30-year high
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Virginia's Feast on U.S. Funds Nears an End
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
McConnell slams liberal super-PAC for tweet about wife's ethnicity
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Washington Post:
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