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9:20 PM ET, March 6, 2012

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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Capital One Drops Ads From Rush Limbaugh  —  Capital One has recently aired advertisements on the Rush Limbaugh radio show.  Today, ThinkProgress asked a representative of the company whether it is “taking steps to ensure that your ads will not run on Rush Limbaugh in the future.”
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Obama: I Can't Be Expected to Comment on Both Rush Limbaugh's and My DNC Chairwoman's Remarks  —  At today's White House press conference, President Obama was not asked a single question about the public policy aspects of Obamacare's new mandate forcing employers, including most religious institutions …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, LifeNews.com and Hot Air
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama: Want a war?  Say so  —  President Obama fired back at his Republican challengers who have accused him of being soft on Iran, saying at a White House press conference that the standoff over the Iranian nuclear program is “not a game.”  —  Suggesting that the criticism being lobbed …
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Netflix Becomes 30th Advertiser To Drop Limbaugh  —  Moments ago, Netflix emailed a statement to the tech website Boing Boing indicating that the company will ensure that its ads never appear on Rush Limbaugh's radio show again: … According to a ThinkProgress count, Netflix is now the 30th company …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Announcing The Carbonite Accountability Project  —  On Saturday, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced that it was dropping its advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show even after Limbaugh had apologized to Sandra Fluke for certain comments made regarding Ms. Fluke.
Mj Lee / Politico:
27 companies yank ads from Rush
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Guide to Super Tuesday Possibilities  —  With only 10 states voting on Super Tuesday, it would be easy to dismiss it as a little wimpy compared to past years.  —  But nearly 20 percent of the delegates to the Republican convention will be chosen on Tuesday night — and the outcome …
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Washington Post:
Super Tuesday exit polls: an early look
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Exit Polls: Electability vs. Relatability
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Super Wednesday: GOP establishment lays down the law to the right
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Super Tuesday ‘win’ could rest in Ohio, Tennessee
Discussion: The Reaction and This Just In
Rick Santorum / CNN:
Paul calls GOP positions on Iran ‘reckless’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
How I would check Iran's nuclear ambition  —  Beginning Nov. 4, 1979 , dozens of U.S. diplomats were held hostage by Iranian Islamic revolutionaries for 444 days while America's feckless president, Jimmy Carter, fretted in the White House.  Running for the presidency against Carter the next year …
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Joshua Hersh / The Huffington Post:
Iran Crisis: Efraim Halevy, Ex-Mossad Director, Says Romney Op-Ed ‘Making The Situation Worse’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Foreign Affairs, Mitt Romney, Iran, Iran War Hype, Israel, Efraim Halevy, Iran Nuclear Weapons, President Barack Obama, Iran Strike, Nuclear-Bomb Program, World News
Anne Penketh / Pundits Blog:
Obama's flashing red light to Netanyahu on Iran
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Unveils Housing Initiative at Super Tuesday News Conference
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
‘Good luck tonight,’ Obama says to Romney on Super Tuesday  —  President Obama offered his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney a caustic “good luck” for Super Tuesday.  —  Asked at a news conference if he'd like to respond to Romney's comments calling Obama the “most feckless president since Carter …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
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Rick Santorum / CNN:
Santorum campaign: If we go to the convention “so be it”
Discussion: Politico, GOP 12 and Don Surber
Evan Osnos / News Desk:   The Chinese View of Super Tuesday
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
86-Year-Old Ohio Veteran Can't Vote After Government-Issued ID Is Rejected At Poll  —  Paul Carroll, an 86-year-old World War II veteran who has lived in the same Ohio town for four decades, was denied a chance to vote in the state's primary contests today after a poll worker denied his form …
Discussion: Plain Dealer and Election Law Blog
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
‘I Understand You Have a Panel,’ Gingrich Tells a Panel-Less AIPAC  —  Newt Gingrich apparently has been so busy campaigning all around Georgia that he hasn't had time to sleep, or even write a speech for the AIPAC crowd.  —  Moments before he was set to video-stream live …
Bob Sullivan / msnbc.com:
Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords  —  If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can't see your private posts, guess again.  —  Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information …
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Infamous international hacking group LulzSec brought down by own leader  —  Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” the unemployed, 28-year-old father of two who allegedly commanded the loosely organized international hacker team LulzSec.  —  Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Sarah Palin To Obama: If Rush Was Offensive, Why Are You Taking Money From Bill Maher  —  Calls on Obama to ask his Super PAC to return $1 million donation from Bill Maher.  Maher used the C-word for Palin.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
How We Can Help President Obama Today  —  This is going to be a more than occasional series on the blog from now until whenever the administration leaves office.  So this is the first entry.  We can help President Obama today by explaining as LOUDLY as we can that he shouldn't lead this country …
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Jonathan Bernstein / The New Republic:
Yes, Caucuses Are Unfair. No, We Shouldn't Mind.
Annie Lowrey / Economix:
The Economic Impact of the Pill  —  The recent controversy over contraception and health insurance has focused on who should pay for the pill.  But there is a wealth of economic evidence about the value of the pill - to taxpayers, as my colleague Motoko Rich writes, as well as to women in general.
rt.com:
Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US  —  Osama bin Laden (Reuters / Stringer) … The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.
MoJo Articles:
Santorum: Single Moms Are “Breeding More Criminals”  —  EXCLUSIVE: The GOP candidate claimed in 1994 that single mothers were destroying the “fabric of the country.”  His solution?  “Kicking them in the butt.”  —  During his first US Senate campaign, Rick Santorum warned voters …
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
OBAMA ALLY WON'T RELEASE ALINSKY TAPE  —  Sources inform Breitbart.com today that Pam Dickler, director of the 1998 production of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play.  —  And she won't release it.
 
 
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Pema Levy / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
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David Frum / The Daily Beast:
When Did Our Candidates Get So Rich?
Don Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Report on college loan delinquency rate raises alarms
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Obama administration moves to aid Syrian opposition
Missy Ryan / Reuters:
More than half of Americans back Obama's Koran apology
Anna Palmerand Dave Levinthal / Politico:
POLITICO Influence: TWU downsizes
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
DSCC chair doesn't rule out backing Independent candidate in Maine
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John Fund / National Review:
Infinite Affirmative Action?
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Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’
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Wall Street Journal:
Reagan Was A Sure Loser Too