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7:40 AM ET, March 6, 2011

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James Hohmann / The Politico:
Mitt Romney's prescription for ‘Obamacare’: Repeal it  —  BARTLETT, N.H.—Mitt Romney repeatedly called for the repeal of “Obamacare” in a Saturday night speech to New Hampshire Republicans, even as the former Massachusetts governor admitted his own state's health care program “wasn't perfect.”
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Associated Press:
Romney Slams President Obama's Health Care Law  —  BARTLETT, N.H. — Call it an attempt to address an obvious political vulnerability.  —  Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derided President Barack Obama's health care law — modeled in some ways after one the ex-governor signed …
Discussion: GOP 12
John Distaso / UnionLeader.com:
John DiStaso's Primary Status: Romney gets two major endorsements on eve of return to NH
Paul West / Los Angeles Times:
A whole new Romney for 2012 presidential run
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Romney to criticize ‘Obama Misery Index’ in address to GOP in early primary state
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   Romney calls for ‘a new president’
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Sarah Palin gets snippy when O'Reilly tries to press her on aid cutbacks to Alaska's poor  —  It's hard to say why it happened, but all of a sudden Bill O'Reilly decided last night to stop tossing Sarah Palin the usual softball questions and Hannity Jobs she's become accustomed to during her tenure at Fox News.
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sarah Palin to Bill O'Reilly: Don't interrupt!
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Republicans in solid shape to take control of Senate next year  —  An early spate of Democratic Senate retirements has put Republicans in solid shape to retake the majority in the upper chamber next year.  —  The first edition of The Hill's 2012 race ratings puts five Democratic-held seats in the toss-up column.
Discussion: Don Surber
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Tea Partiers Clean-Up Mess Left By Union Protesters in Wisconsin  —  Tea party supporters in Wisconsin have created a Facebook group designed to organize an event called “It's Time to Take Out the Trash!”.  They will be in Madison tomorrow to clean-up the disaster left by the anti-union protesters over the past two weeks.
David Dayen / news.firedoglake.com:
A Liberal Is a Villager Who's Been Screwed By a Mortgage Servicer  —  The past week has seen a pronounced evolution in the writing of Dana Milbank.  Earlier in the week he severely criticized the incestuous relationship between the political and media culture in Washington …
Robert Fisk / The Independent:
Saudis mobilise thousands of troops to quell growing revolt  —  Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week's “day of rage” by what is now called the “Hunayn Revolution”.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and the spotlight-chasing candidates of 2012  —  If pessimism is not creeping on little cat's feet into Republicans' thinking about their 2012 presidential prospects, that is another reason for pessimism.  This is because it indicates they do not understand …
New York Times:
MERS?  It May Have Swallowed Your Loan  —  FOR more than a decade, the American real estate market resembled an overstuffed novel, which is to say, it was an engrossing piece of fiction.  —  Mortgage brokers hip deep in profits handed out no-doc mortgages to people with fictional incomes.
Chicago Sun Times:
Todd Stroger applies for unemployment benefits  —  Like thousands of Illinoisans who have lost their jobs, former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has applied for unemployment benefits.  —  But newly minted Board President Toni Preckwinkle's administration officially “protested” the claim with the state's unemployment agency.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Sexual Sadist Denise Barnes Strips Bradley Manning Naked Over Sarcastic Quip  —  Bradley Manning's attorney, David Coombs, writes about the true reason Bradley Manning is being stripped each night and forced to report naked each morning in the same way prisoners were tortured at Abu Graib:
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
As storm nears and temps rise, Obama hits golf course for first time this year  —  In a sign that spring is nearing in Washington, President Obama hit the golf course Saturday.  —  Storm clouds have been brewing all day, but the temperature was expected to hit 60 degrees.
 
 
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