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2:05 PM ET, March 5, 2012

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Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh, AOL Part Ways … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post, has become the eighth advertiser to pull its money from Rush Limbaugh's syndicated radio program since he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke …
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Daily Kos:
I've spent the past 2 days trying to convince my 16 y/o she is not a “slut” **Updated x 3  —  I can hardly type, can hardly put this into words!  I have been writing and rewriting this because if I don't break down in tears, I get so angry that I can't think straight!
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm  —  Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Welcome to total political war  —  And I'm not talking about the attempt to get advertisers to stop advertising on Rush Limbaugh's show, or Fox News, although that would be bad enough.  —  I'm talking about the second-tier of the warfare, the attempt to intimidate those removed …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Cold Fury
Jennifer H. Cunningham / NY Daily News:
Cardinal tweaks Limbaugh, urges fight against birth control policy to stay civil  —  Dolan to Catholics: Be firm but not ‘pugnacious’  —  Timothy Cardinal Dolan leads morning mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on  —  Timothy Cardinal Dolan chided Rush Limbaugh on Sunday …
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Sandra Fluke Says Rush Limbaugh's Apology Doesn't Change Anything  —  The Georgetown law student who drew an apology from Rush Limbaugh this weekend after the conservative radio host called her a “slut” on his show said that his public apology wasn't sufficient during an appearance on ABC's “The View” today.
Discussion: msnbc.com
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Rush On Degrading Comments About Women: 'I'm Not Going To Apologize.  People In My Position Never Apologize'  —  For three days, Rush Limbaugh pursed a relentless, sexist and hateful assault on law student Sandra Fluke.  (You can read a catalogue of 53 separate attacks by Limbaugh on Fluke here.)
Tommy / The Right Sphere:
Is This Why Carbonite Dumped Rush But Not Ed Schultz?
Discussion: Datechguy's Blog and The PJ Tatler
Tim Mak / Politico:   Timothy Dolan to Rush Limbaugh: ‘Do it civilly’
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Slutgate: Contact Carbonite — Drop Ed Schultz UPDATE: 7 Companies to Boycott
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: Primary season takes ‘corrosive’ toll on GOP and its candidates  —  As another round of voting takes place this week in the Republican presidential race - with 11 states holding Super Tuesday contests - a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that the combative …
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Quinnipiac University:
Romney Has Momentum In Ohio GOP Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Presidential Primary Too Close To Call  —  The Ohio Republican presidential primary remains too close to call, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the momentum, and 34 percent of likely Republican primary voters …
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Advances as Obama Gains  —  Mitt Romney has regained the lead in the Republican presidential contest thanks to new support from conservatives, while evidence emerges that the bitter nomination fight has damaged the GOP candidates' standing among the wider public, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
State-by-State Analysis: Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates  —  Although the Super Tuesday states are a mix of favorable and unfavorable terrain for Mitt Romney, his situation has improved enough that he could be on track to win an outright majority of the delegates on the night.
New York Times:
Republican Party Moves Toward Romney
Andrew Breitbart / BREITBART.COM:
THE VETTING, PART I: BARACK'S LOVE SONG TO ALINSKY  —  Prior to his passing, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects—but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us.  —  “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Everything Is Different Now - the Breitbartocalypse Is Upon Us
Discussion: Pat Dollard and The Daily Caller
John Bresnahan / Politico:
White House to Congress Dems: Expect no money  —  President Barack Obama has a bleak message for House and Senate Democrats this year when it comes to campaign cash: You're on your own.  —  Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi …
Jonathan Bernstein / A plain blog about politics:
Endorsements, Party Actors, and the 2012 Cycle  —  I linked to a couple of Matthew Dickinson's posts about the nomination battle earlier today, and mentioned that I disagree with him on a bunch of stuff with respect to the presidential nomination process.  Here's one more.
Discussion: American Prospect
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Matthew Dickinson / Presidential Power:
Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About SuperTuesday
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
States of Depression  —  The economic news is looking better lately.  But after previous false starts — remember “green shoots”? — it would be foolish to assume that all is well.  And in any case, it's still a very slow economic recovery by historical standards.
Washington Wire:
Transcript of Remarks by Obama, Netanyahu  —  President Barack Obama welcomed Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House Monday, assuring him that “the bond between our two countries is unbreakable,” and that the U.S. “will always have Israel's back when it comes to Israel's security.”
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
President Obama to hold first press conference of the year on Super Tuesday  —  President Obama will hold his first press conference of the year at the White House on Tuesday, according to a tweet from press secretary Jay Carney.  —  “President Obama will hold a news conference …
Discussion: CNN
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Michael Winerip / New York Times:
Hard-Working Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip  —  For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.  In that time, she has never had a more talented and hard-working bunch than the current team of fifth-grade teachers.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
 
 
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The Bundesbank has no right at all to be baffled
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God-botherer calls collect
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