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9:00 PM ET, February 24, 2012

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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Romney speech falls flat in Detroit  —  Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised.  —  Television cameras showed rows of empty chairs …
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney Boasts: He Has Not One, But Four, American Cars  —  He also thinks Michigan's trees are “just the right height.”  —  (Original Photo Source: Getty Images)  —  DETROIT, Michigan—Mitt Romney addressed the Detroit Economic Club today and proved once again why he's hard to relate to.
Carlos Osorio / ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney's Ford Field Fumble?  —  ABC News' David Muir, Michael Falcone and Emily Friedman report:  —  DETROIT - Standing on the 30-yard line of Detroit's Ford Field, Mitt Romney delivered what was billed as a major economic speech before a crowd of about 1,200 supporters on Friday.
Discussion: Plutocrap
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: Wife Ann drives ‘a couple of Cadillacs’
Steven Rattner / New York Times:
Delusions About the Detroit Bailout
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
Karen Santorum: husband's presidential run is 'God's will'  —  Rick Santorum's wife granted a rare interview Thursday, telling conservative talk show host Glenn Beck that she initially had been against her husband running for president but finally concluded it was “God's will.”
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Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Rick Santorum winning more support from Republican women
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Santorum Swings Hard At Romney, Says His Team Is ‘All Democrats’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Out of Gas  —  The folly of blaming Obama for higher gas prices.  —  Consumers are paying ever-higher prices for gas  —  Magdalena Jankowska/iStockphoto  —  Several months' worth of strong labor market data have put a crimp in Republican plans to run against Barack Obama as the second coming of Herbert Hoover.
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Jammie Wearing Fools:
Pelosi 2008: Bush to Blame for High Gas Prices; Pelosi 2012: Wall Street to Blame for High Gas Prices
Politico:
The ‘gotcha’ campaign  —  MILFORD, Mich. — Caught in a make-or-break moment, Mitt Romney went to the videotape.  —  To hear him tell it, the GOP front-runner clicked on a classic piece of opposition research for a peek.  The six-day-old Fox News clip summed up the day's attacks on Rick Santorum.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Romney Takes Michigan Forecast Lead
Kyle Leighton / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Why Mitt Romney Might Be Even Weaker Than You Think
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Did Jeb Bush Actually Say That?  —  We may be reaching critical mass in the belief that this pathetic field of Republican candidates has jumped the shark...even many Republicans have come to that conclusion.  Politico today cites several sources that Jeb Bush said this during a post-speech question …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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Tim Mak / Politico:
Reports: Jeb Bush says 2012ers are 'appealing to people's fears'  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Thursday that he found it “troubling” that the 2012 presidential candidates are “appealing to people's fears and emotion” on the campaign trail, according to reports.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
The Sharia Court of Pennsylvania — the Transcript  —  I have made a transcript of the Pennsylvania case in which state judge Mark Martin, a Muslim convert and U.S. Army reservist who served in Iraq, relied on a sharia law defense (as well as some evidentiary contortions) …
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Romney's Stadium Speech Today Dwarfed By Obama Stadium Speech In 2008  —  At this very moment, Mitt Romney is holding an event at Ford Stadium which has failed to attract enough people to come even close to filling it up (in fact, you could fit Romney's 1,200 person crowd in the 65,000-seat stadium 54 times over).
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Palin said her divorce was ‘when,’ not ‘if’  —  Sarah Palin, in 2007, indicated she was contemplating a divorce.  —  In a Sept. 26, 2007, email obtained by The Associated Press, Palin wrote to an aide and her husband, Todd Palin: “So speaking of. ..  If we, er, when we get a divorce …
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Associated Press:
Emails show Palin wanted to leave Alaska governor's job months before she resigned
Byron Tau / Politico:
Gregoire: Obama the ‘inspiration’ on gay marriage  —  Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) defended President Obama's record on gay rights, saying that the president was the “inspiration” for her state's recent same-sex marriage legalization bill.  —  “I think we probably have succeeded as much as we have because of his leadership.
Discussion: CNN, ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama  —  President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals.  —  Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Reuters:
Rick Santorum speaks at super PAC fundraiser  —  Rick Santorum on Thursday afternoon slipped away from the campaign trail to speak to a fundraiser for a supportive super PAC, despite denying previous reports that he planned to do so.  —  The fundraiser drew between 20 and 25 donors …
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Per person cost of federal high-risk medical plan doubles  —  Medical costs for enrollees in the health-care law's high-risk insurance pools are expected to more than double initial predictions, the Obama administration said Thursday in a report on the new program.
John Celock / The Huffington Post:
David Albo, Virginia Lawmaker, Says Wife Wouldn't Have Sex Because Of Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill  —  Virginia's controversial transvaginal ultrasound bill hit one Republican lawmaker close to home.  In the bedroom, to be precise.  He said a fellow lawmaker's television discussion of the bill cost him sex with his wife.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Wonkette
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Romney's Economic Closet  —  According to Michael Kinsley, a gaffe is when a politician accidently tells the truth.  That's certainly what happened to Mitt Romney on Tuesday, when in a rare moment of candor — and, in his case, such moments are really, really rare — he gave away the game.
Elizabeth Warren / The Boston Globe:
Denying women coverage under any guise is a big step backward  —  MAYBE YOU saw the pictures.  Five middle-age men seated at a congressional hearing table to discuss freedom of religion and contraception.  And not a single woman was on the panel.  Unbelievable.
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
Buchanan To Republicans: You're Overeaching On Birth Control  —  Women's health care has dominated political discussions as GOP-controlled state legislatures consider legislation to extremely curtail women's access to abortions and right-wing leaders claim the Obama administration is infringing …
Discussion: Wonkette
 
 
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Steven Lendman / Energy Bulletin:
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Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
About Virginia Postrel  —  Virginia Postrel writes about commerce …
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
House GOP leaders to appeal latest Defense of Marriage Act ruling
Discussion: Hot Air
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Schumer says Republicans ‘overplayed their hand’ in birth control fight
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Josh Kraushaar / 2012 Decoded:
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Gillian Tett / Financial Times:
Pension gap spells trouble for muni bonds
Discussion: Via Meadia
David Brooks / New York Times:
America Is Europe  —  We Americans cherish our myths.
Don Emmert / Rolling Stone:
Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost