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12:45 AM ET, March 7, 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
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.
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 …
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement
Mj Lee / Politico:
29 companies yank ads from Rush
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Santorum Wins Tenn., Okla.; Ohio Still Too Tight to Call  —  Mitt Romney has won three Super Tuesday primaries so far tonight, and Rick Santorum has won two, but all eyes are fixed on a close race in Ohio, where the two are locked in a tight race.  —  The contest in Ohio …
Discussion: Politico, The Week and Guardian
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Rick Santorum / CNN:
Paul calls GOP positions on Iran ‘reckless’  —  (CNN) - Ron Paul said Tuesday that his rivals have “blown way out of proportion” the Iranian nuclear threat and that their language is “reckless” and “dangerous.”  —  On the same day as his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination argued …
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Guide to Super Tuesday Possibilities
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
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
‘Good luck tonight,’ Obama says to Romney on Super Tuesday
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
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
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama: Want a war? Say so
Anne Penketh / Pundits Blog:
Obama's flashing red light to Netanyahu on Iran
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
How I would check Iran's nuclear ambition
Washington Post:
Super Tuesday exit polls: an early look  —  The early exits are in, and in three key states — Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia — Republican electorates are broadly shaping up to look a lot like those that voted four years ago, with some important differences.  —  Overall, conservatives …
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Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Exit Polls: Electability vs. Relatability
Discussion: National Review and The Daily Dish
Lucy Madison / CBS News:   Gingrich to win Georgia, CBS News projects
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
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Palin votes, but won't reveal who for
Discussion: CNN and GOP 12
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 …
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Ohio Rep. Schmidt becomes first member ousted in 2012 primary  —  Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) became the first member of Congress to be defeated in a primary in 2012, losing her race on Tuesday to physician Brad Wenstrup.  —  With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Wenstrup took 49 percent of the vote to Schmidt's 43 percent.
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Boehner warns House GOP he will take a detour on highway bill  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned House Republicans Tuesday that he will take up the Senate's bipartisan $109 billion highway bill if they keep refusing to pass his version.  —  Adopting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's …
Discussion: Politico
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.
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,” …
Leap / Law Enforcement Against Prohibition:
Pat Robertson Blames Liberals for Drug War and Overincarceration  —  Pat Robertson created a firestorm when he first called for the decriminalization of marijuana in December 2010, causing even his Christian Broadcasting Network's own publicist to deny that that's what he actually meant.
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
Young Workers See Pay Shrink  —  Young people entering the job market are taking the brunt of the downward pressure on wages caused by high unemployment, according to a new analysis of pay trends.  —  In data compiled for a coming report, the Economic Policy Institute …
 
 
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Newt Gingrich: ‘I am the tortoise’ of the 2012 Republican primary
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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
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
DSCC chair doesn't rule out backing Independent candidate in Maine
 Earlier Items: 
John Fund / National Review:
Infinite Affirmative Action?
Discussion: RedState
Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’
Discussion: Gay Star News and Mediaite
Annie Lowrey / Economix:
The Economic Impact of the Pill