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8:25 AM ET, March 6, 2012

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petergabriel.com:
News Feed » Peter's response to ‘Sledgehammer’ on the Rush Limbaugh show  —  Peter Gabriel has asked that this response be published when he found out that his track ‘Sledgehammer’ has been used on the Rush Limbaugh show:  —  'Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked …
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Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
Don Imus On Rush Limbaugh: 'He's A Fat, Gutless, Pill-Popping Loser'  —  During Monday's news updates on Fox Business Network's Imus In The Morning, host Don Imus went off on Rush Limbaugh's weekend apology to Sandra Fluke, calling Limbaugh a “fat, gutless, pill-popping loser.”
David Frum / CNN:
Are we being fair to Rush Limbaugh?  —  Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  He was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002 and is the author of six books, including “Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again.”
Fred Bever / New England Public Radio News:
Pittsfield Mass. Radio Station Drops Rush Limbaugh After Contraception Controversy  —  Contributor: New England Pub...  Dateline: Pittsfield, Mass.  —  A commercial radio station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts— 96.9 FM, WBEC— says it is dropping the Rush Limbaugh show in the wake of Limbaugh's comments on contraception last week.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Who's Still Advertising On Rush?  —  After his relentless three day assault on law student Sandra Fluke, nine advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh's show, including Tax Resolution and AOL just today.  But a couple of advertisers are sticking by him, for now.
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Sponsors Flee Limbaugh, Newt PAC Stays
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Holder Explains Threat That Would Call for Killing Without Trial  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asserted on Monday that it is lawful for the government to kill American citizens if officials deem them to be operational leaders of Al Qaeda who are planning attacks …
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Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Holder: Constitution doesn't cover terrorists
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
The College Politico:
Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance  —  Sandra Fluke is being sold by the left as something she's not.  Namely a random co-ed from Georgetown law who found herself mixed up in the latest front of the culture war who was simply looking to make sure needy women had access to birth control.
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Sandra Fluke Argued for Mandatory Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Ann Romney: 'I Don't Even Consider Myself Wealthy'  —  Apparently “Romneying” — defined as “accidentally bragging about your place high up in the economic stratosphere” — runs in the family.  —  His wife, Ann Romney, inexplicably talked about her wealth this afternoon during an interview on Fox News.
Kate Nocera / Reuters:
Medicaid waivers pave way for reform  —  Millions and millions of dollars in Affordable Care Act grants aren't the only way the Obama administration is helping states prepare for health care reform.  —  Some states are also bringing in billions through Medicaid waivers.  —  Medicaid waivers aren't new.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney In 2008 On Abandoning ‘National’ Mandate For Health Care Insurance: ‘No, No, I Like Mandates.’
Detroit Free Press:
Filmgoer takes stand on costly snacks, sues AMC Livonia theater  —  Rebecca Motley emerges from the AMC Star Southfield after seeing “Good Deeds” on Friday morning — and paying $11 for pop and popcorn on top of the $5 ticket.  “The prices are ridiculous,” she said.  / ERIC SEALS/Detroit Free Press
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Newt Gingrich makes Tennessee primary pitch  —  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Newt Gingrich made a last-ditch effort to sway voters in Tennessee ahead of Tuesday's vote, as he tries to keep his wavering campaign going.  —  Tennessee is an important test for the embattled candidate …
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Catholic support for Romney crucial in Ohio
Andrew O'Reilly / Latino.FoxNews.com:
GOP Hopefuls Losing Ground to Obama Among Latinos, Poll Says  —  NEW YORK - Despite growing disappointment in his handling of immigration issues, Latino voters favor President Barack Obama by six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls, showed a Fox News Latino poll conducted under …
David Flick / Dallas Morning News:
Barbara Bush bashes 2012 presidential hopefuls in first ladies conference  —  First Lady Laura Bush tells a story during a panel that was part of the conference “America's First Ladies: An Enduring Vision,” at SMU in Dallas, Monday, March 5, 2012.  —  The 2012 presidential campaign …
Bloomberg:
Bill Clinton Agrees to Join Obama Fundraisers  —  Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a series of fundraisers, according to three people familiar with the matter.  —  The 42nd and the 44th presidents will appear together at events …
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Dem Reps. Kaptur and Kucinich face off in primary under presidential shadow  —  Ohio Democratic Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich are fighting to end each other's career Tuesday in a primary contest that has been largely overshadowed by the presidential race.
Discussion: Politico
Bloomberg:
Stocks Drop for Third Day on Slowing Economy; Copper, Spanish Bonds Fall  —  Stocks (MXWD) fell for a third day, the longest stretch in two months, and commodities retreated while the yen strengthened as concern mounted the global economy is slowing.  Spanish bonds declined and U.S. Treasuries gained.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Paul Krugman Doesn't Like Us.  And Vice Versa.  —  Paul Krugman attacked me this morning, more or less out of the blue.  His attack-or attempted attack, anyway-consisted of a quote from a post I wrote in 2005, and a link to another post that I also wrote in 2005.  Mr. Krugman, apparently, is a man with a long memory.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh To Be Honored With Bust In Missouri Statehouse … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — The Hall of Famous Missourians in the Missouri State Capitol is filled with the busts of famous people from the Show-Me State.  There are political figures (Harry Truman, John Ashcroft) …
 
 
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