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9:25 AM ET, March 10, 2012

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Mj Lee / Politico:
Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution  —  Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Palin: The First Black President Wants to Revert to Pre-Civil War Society  —  In her view, the very act of acknowledging or talking about race's role in U.S. history makes one a racist.  —  Naturally, someone had to ask Sarah Palin about the Derrick Bell-Barack Obama flap.
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John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
Derrick Bell in 1994: ‘Jewish Neoconservative Racists’
Patrick Kevin Day / Show Tracker:
Louis C.K. drops correspondents' dinner after conservative outcry  —  Louis C.K. has pulled out as host of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Assn. Dinner following conservative complaints about the comedian's past comments about Sarah Palin.  —  Multiple reports confirm C.K. is no longer scheduled to appear at the June 8 event.
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Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
I refuse to go to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner - no one should go  —  Another pig....and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner?  Really?  I am not going.  I refuse to go.  Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.
CNN:
Romney wins entire Guam delegation  —  (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.  —  The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Obama Leads Romney, Santorum in Core Four States (FL, NC, OH, VA)  —  President Obama now holds modest leads over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in combined polling of key swing states Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.  The numbers mark a shift from late February when Obama was tied with both candidates in the four states.
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Recent debate over contraception comes as GOP loses gains among women  —  The fragile gains Republicans had been making among female voters have been erased, a shift that has coincided with what has become a national shouting match over reproductive issues, potentially handing President Obama …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Gov. Dalrymple: Obama is ‘killing energy development’  —  North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) called on Congress to quickly pass legislation to green-light the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing that the Obama administration is “killing energy development.”  —  Dalrymple said Saturday the pipeline …
Discussion: Politico
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press:
After quakes, Ohio plans tough gas-drilling rules  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio—A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, state regulators said Friday as they announced a series of tough new rules for drillers.
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ohiodnr.com:
Ohio's New Rules for Brine Disposal Among Nation's Toughest
Jack Coleman / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Ed Schultz Paid Nearly $200,000 By Unions in 2011, According to Labor Dept.  —  What a shock — labor unions paying one of their biggest cheerleaders in the media.  —  Perhaps Ed Schultz could explain what he does for unions to warrant such largesse.  I don't recall hearing anything along …
Sarah B. Boxer / NationalJournal.com:
Romney: Regulators Should Make ‘Friends’ With Business  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney  —  JACKSON, Miss. - Campaigning in the Deep South, where he faces tough opposition from more-conservative rivals for the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney is promoting an antiregulatory theme …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers  —  (Reuters) - Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.  —  The surge in church foreclosures represents …
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
Buffett's NetJets Countersued by U.S. for Unpaid Taxes  —  NetJets Inc., the private-plane company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), was countersued by the U.S. over $366 million in taxes and penalties.  —  NetJets in November sued the U.S., saying the federal government …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Why The GOP's Favorite Anti-Obama Chart Is Complete Nonsense  —  Once again, conservatives are using today's jobs number as a jumping-off point to slam Obama.  —  Our pal Jim Pethokoukis at AEI takes the opportunity to remind everyone that the unemployment rate — of 8.3 percent …
Haaretz:
Gaza militants fire rockets at Israeli south; casualties, damage reported  —  More than 40 rockets fired into southern Israel; eight people wounded, one seriously; Iron Dome intercepts six rockets fired at Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Be'er Sheva; Palestinians report 12 fatalities in IAF strikes on Gaza.
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Plaintiff challenging healthcare law went bankrupt - with unpaid medical bills  —  Obama administration lawyers say her case is an example of why an insurance mandate is needed to prevent ‘uncompensated care that will ultimately be paid by others.’  —  The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear …
Financial Times:
Greek debt swap triggers massive payouts  —  By David Oakley iin London, Joshua Chaffin in Brussels and Richard Milne in Oslo  —  Billions of dollars are to be paid out in insurance-like instruments as Greece on Friday pressed ahead with the largest ever sovereign debt restructuring.
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Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
Next Time, Greece May Need New Tactics
Discussion: Ezra Klein
 
 
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Brian Beutler / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Santorum Touts Endorsement Of Birther Joseph Farah
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