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9:25 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.”
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
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Don Imus, House Pet
Discussion: Hot Air, alicublog and Mediaite
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  —  In his most forceful defense yet of the Obama administration's use of lethal force against U.S. citizens linked to terrorism, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Constitution does not protect U.S. suspects plotting to kill other Americans.
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  —  Rather belatedly, we are becoming aware that this supposedly typical Georgetown coed is not very typical at all: … Remember, as Byron York previously reported, Fluke was rejected as a last-minute substitute witness …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Ohio victory could seal the deal for Romney  —  Mitt Romney could all but guarantee he'll be the GOP presidential nominee by winning Ohio on Super Tuesday.  —  A win there will hand Romney a chunk of delegates as well as a shot of momentum, making it hard for his opponents to catch …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Newt Gingrich makes Tennessee primary pitch
Discussion: CNN
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.
CNN:
Angus King steps into Maine Senate race  —  (CNN) - Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine, jumped into the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Monday, telling a crowd a Brunswick, Maine he would help America's economy return to solvency.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Jonathan Riskind / Portland Press-Herald:
Source: King to run for Snowe's seat
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Urges Netanyahu to Use Diplomacy, Not Arms, to Check Iran  —  WASHINGTON — With Israel warning of a possible military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, President Obama urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday to give diplomacy and economic sanctions …
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Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
How I would check Iran's nuclear ambition
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC's Chuck Todd on the geographic bias  —  In a recent conversation on matters mostly but not altogether unrelated, NBC News political director and White House correspondent Chuck Todd argued that the partisan nature of our national discourse is driven by geographic — rather than ideological — biases:
Discussion: American Prospect
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 …
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests  —  Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.  —  Although black students made up only 18 percent of those enrolled in the schools sampled …
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 …
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.
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:
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.
 
 
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Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
AP survey: More optimism about US jobs and economy
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Politico
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Chevy Volt dubbed Euro car of the year
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Dutch Freedom Party pushes euro exit as €2.4 trillion rescue bill looms
Discussion: Vox Popoli and National Review
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Dem Reps. Kaptur and Kucinich face off in primary under presidential shadow
Discussion: Politico
BBC:
Trial of Iceland ex-PM Haarde over 2008 crisis begins
Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
NJ Governor Chris Christie endorses Scott Brown ahead of fundraiser
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Knauf / Into the BlackBxx:
Chasing Andrew  —  In 2000, something astonishing happened to me.
Daily Mail:
INDONESIA'S ‘COMPLEX’ ATTITUDE TO TRANSGENDERS
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
For 99 percent of Americans, the Obama recovery has been no recovery at all
Discussion: Hit & Run and Maggie's Farm
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Hello, and Goodbye (For Now)  —  This is a very strange post to write.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway