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9:45 AM ET, March 7, 2012

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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
News Analysis: No Super Tuesday Knockout Punch  —  Mitt Romney won the delegates, but not necessarily the argument.  —  His quest to win the Republican presidential nomination has always resembled a detailed, methodical business plan.  Mr. Romney, who spent much of his life fixing troubled corporations …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Romney Appears the Ohio Winner; Santorum Strong  —  Mitt Romney appeared to pull off a narrow victory in Ohio on Super Tuesday but lost several other states to Rick Santorum, a split verdict that overshadowed Mr. Romney's claim of collecting the most delegates and all but ensured another round …
Mj Lee / Politico:
Super Tuesday Alaska: Sarah Palin voted for Newt Gingrich  —  Sarah Palin revealed late on Super Tuesday that she voted for Newt Gingrich in the Alaska caucuses.  —  After declining to reveal to a CNN reporter which 2012 candidate she voted for, Palin said in a later interview with a Fox News host …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
A Super Tuesday Nailbiter Puts Romney on His Heels  —  With a shockingly thin margin in Ohio, Mitt Romney has a shaky Super Tuesday and Rick Santorum claims a moral victory.  —  STEUBENVILLE, OHIO — Mitt Romney's people thought Mitt Romney was going to win Ohio on Super Tuesday.
Discussion: Althouse
Toby Harnden / Mail Online:
Slouching towards victory?  Mitt Romney wins six on Super Tuesday but gets labelled a loser  —  Poor old Mitt Romney.  —  He wins six out of 10 states on Super Tuesday and a clear majority of the delegates available.  He overcomes a 12-point opinion poll deficit in Ohio to narrowly beat Rick Santorum, who wins only three states.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Super Tuesday primaries: 5 takeaways  —  This was one the polls got right.  —  Heading into Ohio, various surveys showed the race there as statistical tie, and it did not disappoint: Mitt Romney won, but just narrowly over Rick Santorum, by a single percentage point.  —  And that wasn't even the whole Super Tuesday story.
NBC's Andrew Rafferty / msnbc.com:
Santorum camp asking conservatives to pressure Gingrich to drop out  —  STEUBENVILLE, OH — Rick Santorum's campaign is calling on conservatives to pressure Newt Gingrich to abandon his bid for the White House, a senior adviser told reporters tonight.  —  Senior campaign strategist John Brabender …
Fox News:
Romney bags Ohio prize, wins half of Super Tuesday contests  —  Mitt Romney walked away the Super Tuesday winner, after building his delegate lead with victories in at least five states and pulling off the headline-grabber of the night — Ohio.  —  Fox News projects the former Massachusetts governor …
The Daily Beast:   No Clear Path To Victory For Romney
Wall Street Journal:
Romney Ekes Past Santorum in Ohio
Christian Heinze / Ballot Box:
Super Tuesday wins fail to erase doubts about Romney's electability in fall
Wall Street Journal:
Race Heads South, a Test for Romney
Discussion: The Page
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
Mitt Romney's rough road to Tampa
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Romney wins Alaska caucuses
Discussion: Hit & Run
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Super Tuesday primaries: Mitt Romney wins Ohio and 5 more, but Rick Santorum hangs tough
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Newt Gingrich: ‘I am the tortoise’ of the 2012 Republican primary
Discussion: The Last Tradition and CNN
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Santorum Wins Tenn., Okla.; Ohio Still Too Tight to Call
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Ohio Rep. Schmidt becomes first member ousted in 2012 primary  —  Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) became the first member of Congress to be defeated in a primary in 2012, losing her race on Tuesday to physician Brad Wenstrup.  —  With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Wenstrup took 49 percent of the vote to Schmidt's 43 percent.
Discussion: Politico and The Mahablog
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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.
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
After Ohio Primary, Kucinich Loses Seat in Congress  —  In a primary faceoff between two veteran Democratic incumbents, voters in Ohio delivered a victory to Representative Marcy Kaptur, a progressive from Toledo, over Representative Dennis J. Kucinich, leaving him without a seat in Congress for the first time in 16 years.
Discussion: Metro, The Maddow Blog and Truthdig
Michael Scott / Plain Dealer:
Marcy Kaptur defeats Dennis Kucinich, wins Democratic primary in newly drawn 9th District
Discussion: Washington Post, Wonkette and Daily Kos
Naftali Bendavid / Wall Street Journal:
Kucinich Loses Ohio House Race
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Rep. Kaptur triumphs in Ohio, ousts Kucinich
Discussion: CNN
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement  —  On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company's website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh's radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving …
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Jonathan Zimmerman / Christian Science Monitor:
Rush Limbaugh ‘slut’ comment reveals a double standard on sex
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Capital One Drops Ads From Rush Limbaugh
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Obama: I Can't Be Expected to Comment on Both Rush Limbaugh's and My DNC Chairwoman's Remarks
Discussion: LifeNews.com, Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
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.
CNN:
Palin on open convention: Anything is possible  —  (CNN) - In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did not shoot down the idea of accepting a proposal to run for president should the Republican presidential race lead to an open convention in August.  —  “Anything is possible.
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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Mj Lee / Politico:
Sarah Palin defends Rush Limbaugh, cites ‘hypocrisy’  —  Sarah Palin just cast her Super Tuesday ballot in Alaska, but she's wouldn't say which Republican candidate she voted for.  —  “I would not tell you who I voted for in this presidential preference poll,” a smiling Palin told CNN …
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt Gingrich
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
86-Year-Old Ohio Veteran Can't Vote After Government-Issued ID Is Rejected At Poll  —  Paul Carroll, an 86-year-old World War II veteran who has lived in the same Ohio town for four decades, was denied a chance to vote in the state's primary contests today after a poll worker denied his form …
 
 
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Electric cars and liberals' refusal to accept science
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Front Page Magazine:
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Scrutiny of Political Nonprofits Sets Off Claim of Harassment
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Boehner warns House GOP he will take a detour on highway bill
Discussion: Politico
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
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