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7:05 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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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush  —  The number of advertisers fleeing Rush Limbaugh continues to climb.  —  In an email release today, GEICO said, “In 2004 when Rush Limbaugh's program also carried remarks that were inappropriate, we ceased all advertising on his show.  We don't advertise there to this day.
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 …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Romney gave ‘cowardly answer’ on Limbaugh controversy  —  Top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday blasted Mitt Romney, accusing him of failing to appropriately criticize radio host Rush Limbaugh for his attacks on a college student who testified before Congress.
Mj Lee / Politico:
25 companies yank ads from Rush
Discussion: Computerworld
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Obama: I Can't Be Expected to Comment on Both Rush Limbaugh's and My DNC Chairwoman's Remarks
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, Hot Air and LifeNews.com
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 …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Raw Story
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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 …
Anne Penketh / Pundits Blog:
Obama's flashing red light to Netanyahu on Iran
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
Rick Santorum / CNN:
Paul calls GOP positions on Iran ‘reckless’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Unveils Housing Initiative at Super Tuesday News Conference
Discussion: Politico
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Super Wednesday: GOP establishment lays down the law to the right
Discussion: Guardian, The Other McCain and CNN
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama blasts GOP for ‘casual’ talk on Iran
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
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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James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Discussion: CNN
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,” …
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 …
Qasim Rashid / The Huffington Post:
The Islamic Solution to Stop Domestic Violence … Islam , Scripture Commentary , Domestic Abuse , Domestic Violence , Gender And Religion , Quran , Scripture Study , Women , Women In Islam , Religion News  —  Critics incorrectly allege that Islam command's husband's to beat their wives, often citing the Quran verse 4:34.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Jihad Watch
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Robert / Jihad Watch:
Huffington Post enables beating of women: publishes whitewash of Qur'an's justification for domestic abuse
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Jonathan Bernstein / The New Republic:
Yes, Caucuses Are Unfair.  No, We Shouldn't Mind.  —  Regardless of whether Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum comes out ahead in Ohio later today, Super Tuesday already promises to make at least one growing segment of America's political class gleeful: caucus skeptics.
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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.
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.
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
2012 Presidential Race Is 'the Worst I've Ever Seen,' Barbara Bush Says  —  Barbara Bush, the former first lady, is back on the campaign trail — this time for Mitt Romney — and once again, she's not biting her famously sharp tongue.  —  Speaking at a conference about first ladies …
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Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’  —  Credit: Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images.  —  Kirk Cameron is fighting back against the “hate speech” he feels he's endured since calling homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive …
Discussion: Gay Star News and Mediaite
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Julia O'Malley / The News Tribune:
If Murkowski calls herself moderate, her votes should be too  —  Back from Washington, D.C., for the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Sen. Lisa Murkowski learned the hard way not to get between women and birth control.  She said she now regrets her support for a measure …
 
 
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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
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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NBC's Chuck Todd on the geographic bias
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
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