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12:10 AM ET, March 12, 2012


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New York Times:
U.S. Sergeant Kills 16 Afghan Civilians, 9 of Them Children  —  PANJWAI, Afghanistan — Stalking from home to home, a United States Army sergeant methodically killed at least 16 civilians, 9 of them children, in a rural stretch of southern Afghanistan early on Sunday, igniting fears of a new wave …
US soldier kills Afghan civilians in Kandahar  —  Tensions were already high in Afghanistan after the burning of Korans at a US base  —  A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Six in 10 Criticize War in Afghanistan; Most Favor Abandoning Training Mission  —  Sixty percent of Americans say the war in Afghanistan has not been not worth fighting and just 30 percent believe the Afghan public supports the U.S. mission there — marking the sour state of attitudes on the war …
Ahmad Nadem / Reuters:
Western forces kill 15 civilians in Afghanistan: Kabul government  —  (Reuters) - Coalition forces killed 15 civilians in a shooting spree in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Sunday, the defense ministry said, in an incident likely to deepen the growing divide between Washington and Kabul.
Discussion: Gawker
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama: Shooting of Afghan civilians ‘tragic and shocking’
Discussion: The Last Tradition and Politico
Ahmad Nadem /
Western forces kill 16 civilians in Afghanistan - Kabul govt
Washington Post:
U.S. soldier detained after opening fire on Afghans; at least 16 killed
Discussion: American Power, emptywheel and Hot Air
Carl Cameron / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Gingrich-Perry Pre-Convention Ticket in the Works  —  Sources close to the Gingrich campaign say preliminary “what-if” conversations are underway that could lead to a Gingrich-Perry ticket being announced prior to the Republican National Convention at the end of August.
‘World News’ Political Insights: Mitt Romney's Math Beating Rivals' Momentum  —  Mitt Romney's path to the Republican presidential nomination is being powered by victories very large — think Ohio, Michigan, and Florida — and very, very small.  —  If and when Romney locks down the GOP nod …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Gibbs: Romney loss in Kansas shows he's not ‘inevitable’ nominee
Ben Terris /
Santorum: 'I'd Like Everybody to Get Out'  —  Rick Santorum needs …
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Santorum: Romney doesn't ‘tell the truth’ to voters on healthcare
Discussion: CNN
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:   Poll: Romney slightly ahead of Santorum in Illinois
Washington Post:
Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, Romney wins Wyoming
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Ohio Bill Would Require Men Submit Affidavit From Sex Partner Confirming Impotence Before Receiving Viagra  —  An Ohio State Senator is turning the tables on men seeking to regulate women's access to reproductive health.  Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) has introduced legislation regulating men's access to erectile dysfunction drugs.
Jackie Borchardt / Dayton Daily News:
Bill introduced to regulate men's reproductive health
Tom Bonnette / The Hayride:
NOW's War On Rush—Exclusive Hayride Video  —  Keeping in mind that fools rush in where angels fear to tread, I attended a meeting of the National Organization of Women (NOW) on Saturday that was held in conjunction with the Independent Women's Organization (IWO).
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   Bill Maher to Rush Limbaugh: “You know what, Rush, when you can stand up in front of an audience …
Israel to delay strike on Iran until after US elections?  —  White House tells Sunday Times Obama pressed Netanyahu to postpone Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities until after November, adding president ‘might visit Israel in summer’  —  Ynet  —  Israel will only strike Iranian …
New York Post:
Iran does not ‘give a damn’ about your bombs, Ahmadinejad warns US
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Nicolle Wallace / ABCNEWS:
Nicolle Wallace On Sarah Palin ‘Game Change’ Movie  —  “Game Change” is not a movie about Sarah Palin.  And it's definitely not about staffers like me.  —  It's a film about the vast, murky gray area in which the majority of politics takes place.  I'm not talking about what you see on television …
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With Republicans  —  As baby showers go, the party Mary Russell attended to celebrate her niece's first child was sweet, with about a dozen women offering congratulations over ice cream and cake.  —  But somewhere between the baby name game and the gifts …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Union Leaders Plan a Door-to-Door Effort to Aid Obama  —  As the A.F.L.-C.I.O. prepares to endorse President Obama on Tuesday, labor leaders say they will mount their biggest campaign effort, with far more union members than ever before — at least 400,000, they say — knocking on voters' doors …
Grayson Involved In Crash With Lynx Bus  —  Campaign Event Held In Downtown Orlando  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson crashed into a Lynx bus in downtown Orlando about noon Saturday.  —  Grayson was traveling to an upscale fundraising event for his Congressional campaign.
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