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7:05 PM ET, March 3, 2012


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Rush Limbaugh:
A Statement from Rush  —  For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation.  I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.  —  I think it is absolutely absurd …
Washington Post:
The GOP can no longer avoid its Rush Limbaugh problem.  —  IN A DEMOCRACY, standards of civil discourse are as important as they are indefinable.  Yet wherever one draws the line, Rush Limbaugh's vile rants against Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke crossed it.
The Right Scoop:
Levin to CNN, MSNBC, and other leftist media: You can go to hell
Discussion: blogs
Why Rick Santorum's Ohio Delegate Fiasco Could Get Messy  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  CINCINNATI, Ohio — Let the haggling begin.  —  Rick Santorum still holds a slim lead over Mitt Romney in the latest Ohio polls, but win or lose on Tuesday, the results of the primary …
Discussion: 2012 Decoded and The Caucus
Vicki Needham / Ballot Box:
Cleveland Plain Dealer endorses Romney  —  Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney got a thumbs up from the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Saturday.  —  Ahead of Tuesday's Ohio primary, the newspaper said the former Massachusetts governor is the only remaining candidate capable of appealing …
Discussion: CNN, Plain Dealer and The Hill
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
In meeting, Obama to warn Netanyahu against military strikes on Iran  —  President Obama plans to caution Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week against attacking Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming months, urging patience while international economic sanctions take full effect.
Associated Press:
Edwards asks that sex tape not be destroyed  —  GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ahead of his federal trial involving alleged campaign finance violations, John Edwards is asking a judge to keep a sex tape involving him and his mistress from being destroyed.  —  In a request filed Friday in U.S. District Court …
BigFurHat /
(bumped and sticky) Breitbart Is Here  —  UPDATE 4: Here is the graphic that will go to the shop.  I updated it with the classic Breitbart coif.  The tee shirts will go live tomorrow morning.  Anyone interested in a high resolution jpg., e-mail me at and I will send it to you.
Associated Press:
Official: Mistakes led to Afghan Quran burnings  —  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five American military personnel could face a disciplinary review over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan as conflicting accounts of what happened emerged Saturday, fueling more confusion …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Mark Steyn / National Review:
‘Die, Die, Foreigners!’
Discussion: Cold Fury
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Wilmington City Council Passes Resolution Urging ‘Personhood’ Rights For Sperm … Video , Women's Rights , Women's Health , Egg Personhood , Loretta Walsh , Personhood , Personhood Bills , Sperm Personhood , War On Women , Wilmington , Wilmington City Council , Women's Health Care , Politics News
Wall Street Journal:
How to Dress Like You Just Might Win  —  I was watching the Georgetown-Notre Dame basketball game Monday night and was struck by how dapper the coaches looked.  And not just the coaches, but the assistant coaches.  And the assistant-assistant coaches.  Fancy shirts.  Classy ties.  Elegant suits.
Climate Guest Blogger / ThinkProgress:
Syria: Climate Change, Drought and Social Unrest … by Francesco Femia & Caitlin Werrell, in a Center for Climate & Security repost [Addendum by Joe Romm]  —  Syria's current social unrest is, in the most direct sense, a reaction to a brutal and out-of-touch regime and a response …
Discussion: CNN, The Agonist and Pirate's Cove
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Obama Will Speak at Commencement at Barnard College  —  President Obama will deliver this year's commencement address at Barnard College, officials at the college and the White House announced on Saturday.  —  Word of Mr. Obama's appearance comes as the White House and Democrats have seized …
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John Stanton / Roll Call:
Weiner Says He Contacted FBI About Grimm
Discussion: Politicker
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Santorum and the Sexual Revolution
Jason Meisner / Chicago Tribune:
Judge rules eavesdropping law unconstitutional
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Plan B for stopping Obama
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Judge may throw Rep. Altmire off primary ballot for lack of signatures
Libya's Muslim Brotherhood sets up political party
Democrats, Republicans face off over energy in weekly address
Discussion: Reuters