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9:55 AM ET, February 7, 2012

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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Big Day for Santorum?  —  Rick Santorum could be headed for a big day in today's contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.  Missouri looks like a probable win for Santorum.  He's at 45% there to 32% for Mitt Romney and 19% for Paul.  Minnesota provides an opportunity for a win as well.
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Influential conservative blogger endorses ‘sweet meteor of death’ in GOP primary  —  Influential conservative blogger Erick Erickson said he would endorse the “sweet meteor of death” over any of the current GOP candidates, but would back the party's eventual nominee in the general election against President Obama.
Rachel Van Dongen / Politico:
Mitt Romney wins Facebook fan primary
Jim Messina / Barack Obama:
We Will Not Play by Two Sets of Rules  —  In 2010, the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case opened the door to a new wave of so-called Super PACs—non-candidate political committees that can receive and spend unlimited money from special interests.
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Obama embraces the super PAC  —  President Barack Obama — in an act of hypocrisy or necessity, depending on the beholder — has reversed course and is now blessing the efforts of a sputtering super PAC, Priorities USA Action, organized to fight GOP dark-money attacks.
New York Times:
Obama Yields in Marshaling of ‘Super PAC’  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is signaling to wealthy Democratic donors that he wants them to start contributing to an outside group supporting his re-election, reversing a long-held position as he confronts a deep financial disadvantage on a vital front in the campaign.
Discussion: The Hill, ABCNEWS and ThinkProgress
Sorourke / nation.foxnews.com:
Clint Eastwood: ‘I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama’  —  FoxNation.com  —  Following the fall out over the controversial Chrysler Super Bowl halftime ad, Clint Eastwood spoke exclusively with O'Reilly Factor producer Ron Mitchell...  Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted his support for the ad last night.
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Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Karl Rove ‘offended’ by Clint Eastwood's Chrysler ad  —  A Chrysler ad aired during the Super Bowl Sunday night has inspired ire among some Republicans and admiration among some Democrats — with both sides seeing a political message that boosts President Obama.
James Joyner / Outside the Beltway:
David Frum Eviscerates Charles Murray's Latest Book  —  David Frum begins a withering review for The Daily Beast, “Charles Murray's Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 is an important book that will have large influence.  It is unfortunately not a good book.”
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Is the White Working Class Coming Apart?  —  Charles Murray's new book does not provide an adequate explanation for the collapse of the white working class.  —  Charles Murray's Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 is an important book that will have large influence.
Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
A Lightning Rod in the Storm Over America's Class Divide
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Marjorie Clifton / The Huffington Post:
Birth Control and Why the Catholic Church Needs to Inform Its Own Conscience
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Major Obama Donors Tied to Fugitive Who Fled to Mexico  —  Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obama's re-election campaign.
Patrick Temple-West / Reuters:
FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists  —  (Reuters) - Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.  —  These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens …
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
DocX Faces Foreclosure Fraud Charges in Missouri  —  One of the largest companies that provided home foreclosure services to lenders across the nation, DocX, has been indicted on forgery charges by a Missouri grand jury — one of the few criminal actions to follow reports of widespread improprieties against homeowners.
Reuters:
Court to rule on California gay marriage ban  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court is set to rule on Tuesday whether California's ban on gay marriage is constitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the U.S. Supreme Court.  —  California joined the vast majority …
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
John Fleming links to Onion story on Facebook  —  Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) has deleted his Facebook post linking to an article in The Onion about a fictional Planned Parenthood “Abortionplex.”  —  In a Facebook status on Friday, Fleming alerted his followers to The Onion's May 18 …
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Dino Grandoni / The Atlantic Wire:
Congressman Falls for The Onion's Planned Parenthood ‘Abortionplex’ Story
BBC:
Syria crisis: Russia's Sergei Lavrov meets Assad  —  Paul Wood in Homs says there is “nowhere to hide” for the city's people  —  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Syria for talks with President Bashar al-Assad amid an upsurge in violence in the restive city of Homs.
Discussion: Reuters, Guardian, msnbc.com and The Page
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Nada Bakri / New York Times:
Russian Envoy Arrives in Syria as Fighting Continues
Discussion: FP Passport
Washington Post:
Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties  —  (Video by Ben de la Cruz and David S. Fallis/Motion graphic by Sohail al-Jamea/The Washington Post)  —  AU.S. senator from Alabama directed more than $100 million in federal earmarks to renovate downtown Tuscaloosa near …
Erin Gloria Ryan / Jezebel:
Komen Posts Job Listing for Position That Looks Suspiciously Like Karen Handel's [Disgrace For The Cure]  —  In the middle of the firestormy crap tornado that engulfed Susan G. Komen for the Cure last week, a little job listing was quietly posted in a DC paper's classified section.
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TBogg:
It's All Over But For The Severance Package and Non-Disclosure Agreement
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla and Jezebel
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Archbishop to U.S. Troops: Obamacare Reg ‘Is a Blow to a Freedom...for Which You Have Seen Your Buddies Fall in Battle’  —  (CNSNews.com) - Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who leads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, wrote a letter to be read at all Sunday Masses …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Bachmann: ‘I was the perfect candidate’  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann thinks that America missed its opportunity with “the perfect candidate.”  —  The Minnesota congresswoman was asked by Bloomberg TV's Al Hunt which of the remaining candidates was the most conservative during an interview Friday …
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
 
 
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