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12:30 PM 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 …
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.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Romney wins 6 of 10 states on Super Tuesday but Santorum, Gingrich vow to fight on  —  Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum each won Republican presidential primaries in multiple states on Tuesday night, with Romney narrowly edging his rival in the key state of Ohio after a battle that highlighted stubborn divisions in their party.
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 …
CNN:
Palin on open convention: Anything is possible
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
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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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
Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Jean Schmidt Loses House Seat In Major GOP Primary Upset  —  In a major upset, Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), a fiery conservative voice in the House of Representatives, has lost the Republican primary for her redrawn House seat.  —  With 99% of precincts reports …
Alex Isenstadt / Reuters:
‘Joe the Plumber’ wins Ohio Republican congressional primary bid
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Upset in Ohio: Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) loses primary to Brad Wenstrup
Discussion: US Politics and nation.foxnews.com
Fox News:   Rep. Kaptur beats fellow Dem Kucinich in Ohio primary to take on ‘Joe the Plumber’ …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
After Ohio Primary, Kucinich Loses Seat in Congress
Discussion: Metro, Truthdig and The Maddow Blog
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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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.
Jonathan Zimmerman / Christian Science Monitor:
Rush Limbaugh ‘slut’ comment reveals a double standard on sex
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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Bruce Vielmetti / JSOnline:
Judge bars voter ID law temporarily
Michael Scott / Plain Dealer:
Portage County veteran, 86, doesn't vote after VA identification card rejected at polls
Discussion: Hot Air and Pirate's Cove
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.
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 …
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
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.
Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post:
Obama Fights Gas Prices By ‘Reconstituting’ Oil Speculation Task Force … Gas Prices , High Gas Prices , President Obama , Justice Department , Oil And Gas Speculation , Oil And Gas Speculation Task Force , Wall Street Speculation , Business News  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama …
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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
RFK Jr.: Inhofe is ‘call girl’ for Big Oil  —  Leave it to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to one-up Rush Limbaugh in the name-calling department.  —  “Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen Inhofe wants to kill fuel economy backed by automakers, small biz, enviros, & consumers,” …
 
 
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Susan Crabtree / Washington Times:
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Romney says his tax plan 'can't be scored' because it lacks details
BBC:
Illegal immigrants take taxis to avoid deportation
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The White House:
Press Conference by the President
Devon Pendleton / Bloomberg:
World's Richest Lose $11.3B, Mittal Falls Off Index
Discussion: msnbc.com
The Daily Beast:
No Clear Path To Victory For Romney
Discussion: Politico
Charles Lane / Washington Post:
Electric cars and liberals' refusal to accept science
Discussion: Sense of Events and Betsy's Page
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 and RedState