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11:10 AM ET, March 6, 2012

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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.
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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 …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Don Imus, House Pet
Discussion: Hot Air, alicublog and Mediaite
Chris Carroll / Stars & Stripes:
Women vets want Limbaugh off of AFN
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.
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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Algemeiner.com:
Israel's Channel 2: U.S. Officials Believe Netanyahu Has Already Decided to Strike Iran  —  Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.  Photo: Israel PM Office.  —  Channel 2 in Israel, sourcing a “senior American official” …
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
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Newt Gingrich makes Tennessee primary pitch
Discussion: CNN and Washington Wire
David Giambusso / New Jersey Online:
U.S. Representative Donald Payne dead at 77  —  U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the dean of New Jersey's congressional delegation, died after a months-long battle with colon cancer today, according to three sources close to the Payne family.  The longtime politician was 77.
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,” …
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.
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 …
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
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
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Rene Lynch / Los Angeles Times:
Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
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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David Catanese / Politico:   Angus King entrance shakes up Maine Senate race
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.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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
Josh Putnam / Frontloading HQ:
Santorum Can't Get to 1144  —  ...and neither can Gingrich.  —  FHQ has been saying since our Very Rough Estimate of the delegate counts a couple of weeks ago that Romney is the only candidate who has a chance to get there.  But, of course, I have not yet shown my work.
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 …
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Libtalk Hate Goes Unreported, Apologies Rare  —  TWIST AND SPOUT  —  Why No Consequences For Lefty Hate Talk?  —  When looking for fresh examples of “progressive” hate talk, it really doesn't take much digging.  From any day's libtalk lineup, pick an hour at random and one or more will usually slither …
Discussion: Mediaite and Conservatives4Palin
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.
Paul Krugman:
Not Again With The Pivot  —  Steve Pearlstein is a good guy; that's why the piece he posted on Ezra's blog fills me with such despair.  —  What Steve says is that there are a lot of indications that the economy is getting stronger, which is true (although not everything is rosy).
Discussion: Brad DeLong
 
 
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Finance:
Spain's sovereign thunderclap and the end of Merkel's Europe
John Bingham / Telegraph:
We must protect true meaning of marriage, says Roman Catholic leader
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
OBAMA ALLY WON'T RELEASE ALINSKY TAPE
Washington Examiner:
York: Romney pushes jobs, side issues trip rivals
Discussion: Mail Online and Boston Globe
Wall Street Journal:
China Foothold in U.S. Energy
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Ohio victory could seal the deal for Romney
Discussion: Ballot Box and Booman Tribune
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
AP survey: More optimism about US jobs and economy
Discussion: Washington Post and ThinkProgress
 Earlier Items: 
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: National Review and Vox Popoli
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Dem Reps. Kaptur and Kucinich face off in primary under presidential shadow
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air