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11:15 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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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
The Daily Beast:
No Clear Path To Victory For Romney  —  After Super Tuesday, Romney's chances of cleanly claiming the nomination plunge, report John Avlon and Ben Jacobs.  —  It's far from over.  Despite claiming six state wins last night and upping his delegate count to 404, Mitt Romney still does …
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
Mitt Romney's rough road to Tampa
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
A Super Tuesday Nailbiter Puts Romney on His Heels
Discussion: Althouse
Christian Heinze / Ballot Box:
Super Tuesday wins fail to erase doubts about Romney's electability in fall
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hot Air
Wall Street Journal:
Race Heads South, a Test for Romney
Discussion: The Page
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Romney wins Alaska caucuses
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.
Michael Scott / Plain Dealer:
Marcy Kaptur defeats Dennis Kucinich, wins Democratic primary in newly drawn 9th District  —  TOLEDO, Ohio — Dennis Kucinich is out and Marcy Kaptur has captured the Democratic primary in the new 9th District, according to data analysis from cleveland.com  —  Kaptur, the longest-serving woman …
Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Jean Schmidt Loses House Seat In Major GOP Primary Upset
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
After Ohio Primary, Kucinich Loses Seat in Congress
Discussion: Metro, The Maddow Blog and Truthdig
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Upset in Ohio: Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) loses primary to Brad Wenstrup
Discussion: US Politics and nation.foxnews.com
Henry J. Gomez / Metro:
Marcy Kaptur scores huge victory against Dennis Kucinich in battle of Democratic heavyweights
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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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Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
It's Like Totally Different When a Liberal Blowhard Guy Calls a Conservative Woman a Twat!  —  You've probably heard that recidivist jackass Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke “a slut” and “a prostitute” after she testified before Congress about wanting the Jesuits …
Jonathan Zimmerman / Christian Science Monitor:
Rush Limbaugh ‘slut’ comment reveals a double standard on sex
Michael Kinsley / Bloomberg:
The insincere push to crush Rush
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.
John Ellis / BuzzFeed:
Why Rick Won't Quit  —  The cost is high.  But it's not about logic, or even winning, any more.  —  There comes a point in a presidential campaign — and in the lore, it's always 3 a.m. when this happens — where the candidate finds himself staring at the ceiling, contemplating financial ruin.
Discussion: GOP 12
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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Bruce Vielmetti / JSOnline:
Judge bars voter ID law temporarily
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Netanyahu asked Panetta to approve sale of bunker-busting bombs, U.S. official says  —  Top administration source says Obama instructed Defense Secretary to work with Defense Minister Barak, to give all due consideration to the request for purchasing GBU-28 bombs, advanced refueling aircraft.
The 1600 Report:
Obama's Super Tuesday press conference  —  If you missed today's press conference then you missed Mr. Obama answer questions on Iran, Syria, Rush Limbaugh, gas prices, immigration and more.  The President slammed Republican candidates for what he called their “loose talk of war” …
Discussion: Lawfare and Informed Comment
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Discussion: msnbc.com and Guardian
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt Gingrich
Discussion: The Right Scoop
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Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
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