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10:15 AM ET, February 16, 2012

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Gov. Rick Snyder / detroitnews.com:
Mitt Romney is the best choice  —  A little more than a year ago, Michigan voters put their trust in a businessman to serve as their governor.  They were looking for someone who understands the private sector and has a plan for reversing the economic decline that had befallen our great state.
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Mike Wilkinson / detroitnews.com:
Poll: Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney in Michigan  —  Rick Santorum visits a school in North Dakota on Wednesday.  Santorum, who has turned the Michigan race into a fight, will be in Detroit and Novi today.  (Will Kincaid / Associated Press)  —  Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum …
Nate Reens / MLive.com:
Mitt Romney lose to Rick Santorum in Michigan?  'That won't happen,' Romney says  —  KENTWOOD - Jerome Bush, an 81-year-old lifelong Republican, shook GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's hand Wednesday, recalling doing the same with his father, George Romney, during his campaign for governor more than 40 years ago.
Discussion: The Page
Kos / Daily Kos:
Announcing Operation Hilarity: Let's keep the GOP clown show going!  —  It's time for us to take an active role in the GOP nomination process.  That's right, it's time for those of us who live in open primary and caucus states—Michigan, North Dakota, Vermont and Tennessee in the next three weeks …
CNN:
Michigan governor to back Romney
Discussion: Politico and The Reaction
CNN:
Santorum to North Dakota: Terrorists ‘will bother you’
Newt Gingrich / CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama approval rating back to 50% mark
Rick Santorum / CNN:
TRENDING: Ad wars to intensify
Discussion: Politico
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Lawmakers reach deal to extend payroll tax cut  —  House and Senate negotiators early Thursday finalized a deal to extend the payroll tax cut, emergency unemployment benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors.  —  Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) …
Discussion: The CFO Report
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Negotiators reach deal; vote expected soon on $150B economic package
Discussion: Politico
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Payroll tax deal would take first real bite from Obama's health law
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and Firedoglake
Tim Mak / Politico:
Sarah Palin will ‘help’ brokered convention  —  Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday that a brokered Republican presidential convention was a possibility and that if it happened she “would do whatever I could to help.”  —  “If one of the nominees, one of the GOPers …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Exclusive: Santorum releases four years of tax returns  —  Rick Santorum said they would come this week, and here are four years worth of his taxes, from years 2007 through 2010.  —  They can be found here, here, here and here.  The returns are the most in number that have been released …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Supreme Court should take on New York City's rent control laws  —  James and Jeanne Harmon reside in and supposedly own a five-story brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a building that has been in their family since 1949.  But they have, so to speak, houseguests who have overstayed their welcome by …
New York Post:
Iran helping al Qaeda plot attack on West, intelligence sources say  —  LONDON — Iran and al Qaeda's core leadership under Ayman al Zawahiri have established an operational relationship amid fears the terror group is planning an attack against the West.  —  There are concerns such an attack …
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Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:
OMB director undercuts legal case for Obamacare  —  Testifying before Congress this morning, President Obama's acting budget director Jeffrey Zients directly undercut one of the administration's key legal defenses of its national health care law as it nears a hearing before the Supreme Court.
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David Nather / Politico:
Did OMB director not get the mandate memo?
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Budget Committee
Garry Wills / New York Review of Books:
Contraception's Con Men  —  By a revolting combination of con men and fanatics, the current primary race has become a demonstration that the Republican party does not deserve serious consideration for public office.  Take the controversy over contraceptives.
Mitt Romney / Wall Street Journal:
How I'll Respond to China's Rising Power  —  The character of the Chinese government—one that marries aspects of the free market with suppression of freedom—shouldn't become the norm.  —  Should the 21st century be an American century?  To answer, it is only necessary to contemplate the alternatives.
Discussion: The Hill and Daniel W. Drezner
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Intermarriage rates soar as stereotypes fall  —  Virginia leads the nation in the percentage of marriages between blacks and whites, a new study by the Pew Research Center shows, barely four decades after state laws criminalizing interracial marriage were struck down by the Supreme Court.
Lee Stranahan / Big Journalism:
A Point By Point Commentary On Keith Olbermann's “Debunking” Of The Occupy Rape  —  Before I debunk Keith Olbermann's “debunking,” let's remember what Keith Olbermann said.  It's the standard to which Mr. Olbermann needs to be held: … That is Mr. Olbermann's statement and he hasn't backed down from it.
Buzz Bissinger / New York Times:
Op-Ed Contributor: Philadelphia Newspapers Are a Target  —  I LIVE in Philadelphia.  I have for nearly 40 of my 57 years.  It is a wonderful city but also a corrupt one.  Power is concentrated in the hands of a select few, who sometimes act in the public interest but too often act …
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT TECH: Cybersecurity bill headed straight to Senate floor  —  THE LEDE: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to bring a cybersecurity bill straight to the Senate floor in the coming weeks, skipping any committee markups, according to Democratic aides.
Discussion: Politico, Pirate's Cove and RedState
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving.  —  The Labor Department says weekly applications …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Patrick Cockburn / The Independent:
Greece spiralling into catastrophic depression  —  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  —  Greece is expecting to agree the terms of European leaders for a rescue package …
Discussion: US Politics and Via Meadia
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Rep. West: Democratic handouts an ‘insidious form of slavery’  —  Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening praised the Republican Party for consistently fighting for individual freedom over the last 150 years, and criticized Democrats for pursuing “handouts” to the less fortunate that he said are a modern form of slavery.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
Jim Lakely / Heartland Institute:
Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents  —  FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - The following statement from The Heartland Institute - a free-market think tank - may be used for attribution.  For more information, contact Communications Director Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/377-4000.
 
 
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Alice Popovici / Reuters:
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