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6:10 PM ET, March 7, 2012

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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
THE VETTING: BEN SMITH RELEASES SELECTIVELY EDITED OBAMA RACE VIDEO  —  Earlier today, Buzzfeed's Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
At Harvard, Obama Dived Into Diversity Fight  —  In this video, not previously available online but licensed by BuzzFeed from a Boston television station, the future president speaks at a 1991 campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors.  —  Source: youtube.com
Wall Street Journal:
Republican Split Decision  —  Romney had a good night but Santorum has cause to fight on.  —  If Republican poohbahs were hoping that Super Tuesday's 10 contests would settle the Republican primary contest, they woke up Wednesday disappointed.  While Mitt Romney had a good night and stretched …
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Reid J. Epstein / Reuters:
Mitt Romney fights back with math  —  BOSTON —It would take a dramatic sea change for Mitt Romney to lose the Republican nomination for president.  —  That was the argument the Romney high command sought to deliver to reporters in a background-only briefing Wednesday morning …
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
Mitt Romney's Zombie Problem
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
News Analysis: No Super Tuesday Knockout Punch
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Newt aide: No, Mitt should drop out
Discussion: Ballot Box and CNN
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama campaign says long GOP primary hurts president's fundraising
Discussion: Politico
David Weigel / Slate:
Romney and Galactus: Five Lessons from Super Tuesday
Discussion: Mother Jones
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Mitt's Glass Half Empty
msnbc.com:
Romney campaign says losing nomination would take ‘act of God’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gingrich spokesman: Alabama and Mississippi are must-wins
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
The Daily Beast:
No Clear Path To Victory For Romney
Newt Gingrich / CNN:
TRENDING: Santorum ally calls for Gingrich exit
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Hot Air
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh  —  Last night on Twitter, Bill Maher defended Rush Limbaugh and attacked liberals for not accepting Limbaugh's apology after he spent three days relentlessly attacking law student Sandra Fluke.  —  Notably, Limbaugh only apologized for “two words,” after attacking Fluke dozens of times.
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Michael Kinsley / Bloomberg:
The insincere push to crush Rush  —  The people who want to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air aren't assuaged or persuaded by his apology over the weekend.  They say he wasn't sincere: He only apologized for calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because of pressure from advertisers.
Dan Riehl / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: DEMS INCITE DEATH THREATS AGAINST LIMBAUGH  —  Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is being targeted by multiple death threats after President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party ignored his apology for controversial remarks and continued to single him out for rebuke.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Maine Miscellany  —It looks like Maine voters will reverse their 2009 decision and legalize gay marriage in the state this fall.  54% think that gay marriage should be legal to only 41% who think it should be illegal.  And when we asked about the issue using the exact language voters …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Liberal darling Chellie Pingree won't run for Snowe's seat
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Chellie Pingree Announces She Will Not Run For Retiring Senator Olympia Snowe's Seat
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Centrist Prom King: Angus is no Bernie
Discussion: Firedoglake and Washington Post
Rush Limbaugh:
Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors  —  RUSH: I want to ask if you will indulge me for just a brief few minutes for some inside baseball stuff before we move on to our review of the issues of the day, politics and so forth, Super Tuesday, the results, and where we are.
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Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Rush Limbaugh: Over 40 Advertisers Flee, Host Says 'Everything's Cool'
Discussion: Tucson Citizen
Brian Mylar / KSAT-TV:
Racial incident mars high school game  —  School district, students apologize  —  SAN ANTONIO -  —  A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend.  —  When the final whistle blew Saturday …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Rep. Dennis Kucinich suffers primary defeat in Ohio  —  Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the two-time presidential candidate and icon of the antiwar left, suffered a bruising primary defeat Tuesday as a new Republican-drawn congressional map threatened to end the career of one of the most colorful figures in Congress.
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TSA Out of Our Pants!:
$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners  —  This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA's insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe …
Associated Press:
Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Oklahoma counties  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties.  —  With 98 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 57 percent of the vote.
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Senate Republicans Backing Off Contraception Wars  —  From one top GOP senator openly lamenting the fallout of the ongoing fight over contraception, to the author of the controversial legislation at the heart of that fight effectively conceding defeat in the upper chamber …
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Reuters:
House slowing down on contraception legislation
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Post:
Channel 4 booting anchorwoman Sue Simmons after 32 years  —  After more than three decades, WNBC/Channel 4 is tossing anchorwoman Sue Simmons overboard.  —  Last week, the station gave her the bad news that her contract would not be renewed — and come June, she's history.
JSOnline:
Judge draws flak for signing Walker recall petition  —  Nearly four months before he signed off on the poorly edited order granting a temporary injunction against Wisconsin's new voter identification law, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan scribbled his name on another important legal document:
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Adam Kealoha Causey / Florida Times Union:
Clay clerk accuses U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns of trying to buy him out of race  —  GREEN COVE SPRINGS — Clay Clerk of Courts James Jett told a group of Republicans today the FBI is looking into Rep. Cliff Stearns for what Jett said is a plot to buy him out of this fall's congressional primary.
Discussion: The Hill and Hotline On Call
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!  —  March 7, 2012.  Hard to say if it's a day that'll live long in terms of historical significance, but you can bet it'll be an important milestone in the history of Apple's iPad family.  The next iPad (iPad 3? iPad HD? iPad 2S?) is due to be unveiled …
Discussion: TPM Idea Lab and Vodkapundit
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
It Ain't Over  —  Out here, in the dark quiet of the winter suburban night, it's startling to hear the harsh sounds piercing through the cold air from the direction of Washington, D.C. It takes a while to recognize the sound as the gnashing of thousands of D.C. GOP power brokers' teeth.
Darren A. Nichols / detroitnews.com:
Audit: Part of $11M grant for Detroit job seekers only aided 2  —  Detroit — Part of an $11 million grant intended to provide business attire to 400 low-income job-seekers instead helped only two people, an audit of the city's Department of Human Services has found.
 
 
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BACHMANN WARNS: FEDS COULD USE BUDGET TO LIMIT NUMBER OF BABIES BORN PER FAMILY
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Sebelius: Living a Mile from a Grocery ‘May Be Too Far to Get Healthier Food’
Dave Levinthaland Anna Palmer / Politico:
POLITICO Influence: Paul PAC shifts
Discussion: Guardian
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
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Brian Tashman / rightwingwatch.org:
Pat Robertson Weighs in on Sandra Fluke's ‘Fornication’
Discussion: The Raw Story
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner makes final plea to rally support for $260B highway bill
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Netanyahu's Gift to Obama
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Bloomberg
 Earlier Items: 
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Netanyahu asked Panetta to approve sale of bunker-busting bombs, U.S. official says
BuzzFeed:
Why Rick Won't Quit  —  The cost is high.  But it's not about logic …
Discussion: GOP 12