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9:25 AM ET, February 17, 2012

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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Santorum Supporter Stuns Andrea Mitchell With Memories Of How ‘The Gals’ Used Bayer Aspirin As Contraception  —  Foster Freiss, the very wealthy business man backing Rick Santorum's campaign efforts, appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday afternoon, where host Andrea Mitchell asked …
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Rosie Gray / Politics:
Santorum Describes Friess' Aspirin Comment As A “Bad Joke”  —  Tells BuzzFeed he's not responsible for Friess' ribald brand of humor.  —  (Reuters / REBECCA COOK)  —  NOVI, Michigan — Rick Santorum wasn't very amused by his friend and super PAC backer Foster Friess' comment today about using aspirin as birth control.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Mediaite
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Wow, Did Foster Friess Really Say That?  (Updated)  —  Foster Friess, the conservative financier behind Rick Santorum's super-PAC, was on MSNBC's “Andrea Mitchell Reports” a few minutes ago.  Mitchell asked him whether he was concerned about Santorum's stands on social issues, and their potential to alienate voters.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Santorum dodges Friess ‘bad joke’  —  POLITICO's Juana Summers reports on Rick Santorum's reaction to Foster Friess with reporters tonight: … Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray had a bit of this earlier.  —  UPDATE: Friess himself, in an interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell …
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Kyle Leighton / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Santorum Funder Friess: ‘Gals’ Used To Put Aspirin Between …
ABCNEWS:
Santorum Supporter: Women Used Aspirin As Contraception
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Campaign Weighs Santorum  —  President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has begun discussing whether to attack Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and try to define him for a general-election audience, potentially breaking from its focus on Mitt Romney.
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Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Mitt Romney and Ron Paul Friendly Amid the Rivalry
Niall Stanage / Ballot Box:
Santorum shifts gear in Motown
Discussion: CNN
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Final pre-Super Tuesday debate falls apart
Patrick J. Buchanan / The American Conservative:
Blacklisted, But Not Beaten  —  My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.  —  After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Virginia's Proposed Ultrasound Law Is an Abomination  —  Under the new legislation, women who want an abortion will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason.  Where's the outrage?  —  This week, the Virginia state Legislature passed a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before they may have an abortion.
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
At Work in Syria, Times Correspondent Dies  —  Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning newspaper correspondent whose graceful dispatches for both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack …
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Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Anthony Shadid, Reporter in the Middle East, Dies at 43
CBS News:
Pot-laden plane blows into Obama's air space  —  WASHINGTON - Two Air Force F-16 fighters intercepted a privately owned Cessna airplane that entered the same Los Angeles airspace as Marine One on Thursday as the helicopter was ferrying President Barack Obama.
Discussion: norad.mil, TalkLeft and The Raw Story
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Give Record-High Ratings to Several U.S. Allies  —  Iran has the lowest favorable rating; China's declines  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are feeling more favorably toward several of the United States' major allies in 2012 than they have in the past.
James Poulos / The Daily Caller:
What are women for?  —  In a simpler time Sigmund Freud struggled to understand what women want.  Today the significant battle is over what women are for.  None of our culture warriors are anywhere close to settling the matter.  The prevailing answer is the non-answer …
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Darrell Issa Compares His All-Male Anti-Contraception Panel To Martin Luther King  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has been catching flack for holding a panel today relating to women's access to birth control that featured zero women, but Issa won't let the fact …
Discussion: Guardian
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying
Economist:
Over-regulated America  —  The home of laissez-faire is being suffocated by excessive and badly written regulation  —  AMERICANS love to laugh at ridiculous regulations.  A Florida law requires vending-machine labels to urge the public to file a report if the label is not there.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Half oppose Obama birth control insurance plan  —  Washington (CNN) - Half of all Americans say they oppose the Obama administration's new policy concerning employer-provided health insurance plans and their coverage of contraceptive services for female employees including …
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
To infinity and beyond!  This is the debt chart Obama and Geithner should be ashamed of  —  Testifying before the House Budget Committee today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told Chairman Paul Ryan the following: “We're not coming before you to say we have a definitive solution to that long-term problem.
Michelangelo Signorile / The Huffington Post:
Victoria Jackson At CPAC: Former SNL Star On Gay Marriage, Barack Obama, GOP Candidates … LGBT Rights , Republican Party , Cpac , Gay Rights , Republicans , Video , Cpac 2012 , Victoria Jackson , Gay Voices News  —  “I'm here to save America from communism,” the former “Saturday Night Live” …
Discussion: The Talking Dog and Truth Wins Out
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Business groups launch legal, Capitol Hill attacks on EPA mercury rule  —  Major industry groups have stepped up efforts to scuttle new EPA rules that require curbs on emissions of mercury and other air toxics from coal-fired power plants.  —  The rule's formal publication Thursday …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Philly.com
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
THE NON-PROCREATIVE FUNCTIONS OF SEX: “If you're interested in the stability of families, then you should also be a fan of non-procreative sex (which, let's face it, is going to be a majority of sex any couple engages in, even if they're choosing to forgo birth control).
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Is birth control fight a Terri Schiavo moment?  —  The respected Dem firm Democracy Corps has just published an important polling memo that gets right to the heart of why the birth control battle could matter so much in this year's elections.  —  The firm's poll finds that one of the most …
Mike Scarcella / The BLT:
D.C. Circuit Examines $3.4B Settlement In Native American Trust Case  —  The Justice Department today defended in a Washington federal appeals court the historic $3.4 billion settlement to resolve claims that the government mismanaged Native American trust accounts for decades.
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
CBS Atlanta:
Occupy Movement Gets A PAC  —  ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) - The Occupy movement has decided to fight fire with fire.  —  Last week, John Paul Thornton of Decatur, Ala. filed to create a PAC for the Occupy Movement.  “PAC” is an acronym for a political action committee …
 
 
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Alex M. Parker / US News:
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Shahien Nasiripour / Financial Times:
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Mj Lee / Politico:
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Scottpowers / Orlando Sentinel:
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Jonathan Lemire / NY Daily News:
Obama and Palin finally have something in common: they're both Lin-sane
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Paul A. Rahe / Ricochet Conversations Feed:
More Than a Touch of Malice  —  When Barack Obama first announced …
Discussion: Power Line and The PJ Tatler