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1:20 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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Republican Split Decision
Discussion: Reuters, RedState and Campaign 2012
CNN:
Palin on open convention: Anything is possible
The Daily Beast:
No Clear Path To Victory For Romney
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:   Mitt Romney's rough road to Tampa
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Mitt's Glass Half Empty
Daniel Strauss / Ballot Box:
Santorum super-PAC calls on Gingrich to leave the GOP race
Discussion: Politico
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
Alex Isenstadt / Reuters:
‘Joe the Plumber’ wins Ohio Republican congressional primary bid  —  Yes, Marcy Kaptur blew out Dennis Kucinich, and Jean Schmidt unexpectedly lost her House seat to a challenger.  —  But one of the biggest — and most overlooked — surprises of Tuesday night was in a northeast Ohio Republican congressional primary.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Upset in Ohio: Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) loses primary to Brad Wenstrup
Discussion: US Politics and nation.foxnews.com
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Wealthy voters deliver for Mitt Romney
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Anti-abortion activist may keep Obama from unanimous re-nomination
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
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 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.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner makes final plea to rally support for $260B highway bill  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is making one last push to rally Republicans around his signature transportation bill, warning rank-and-file lawmakers against “punting on the opportunity to pass an infrastructure bill that bears our stamp.”
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Boehner warns House GOP he will take a detour on highway bill
Discussion: Politico and RedState
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 …
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
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
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Netanyahu's Gift to Obama  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a gift to President Obama: The Book of Esther.  —  Aides to the Israeli politician referred to the book as “background reading” on Iran for President Obama, the Jewish Daily Forward reports.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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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.
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 …
 
 
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Antonio Villaraigosa backs gay marriage plank
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Jonathan Riskind / Portland Press-Herald:
Pingree won't run for U.S. Senate
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Susan Crabtree / Washington Times:
The regulations  —  In August, the EPA issued a rule aimed …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
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BBC:
Illegal immigrants take taxis to avoid deportation
Discussion: Biased BBC and National Review
Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post:
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Devon Pendleton / Bloomberg:
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