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10:30 AM ET, March 15, 2012

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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
U.N. to Investigate Voter I.D. Laws  —  This is really the last straw.  It is time to get out of the United Nations: “UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws.” … That isn't treason, but it is disloyal; disgracefully so. … This is hilarious, in a black comedy sort of way:
Discussion: National Review and Israel Matzav
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Eric Shawn / Fox News:
UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws  —  The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage.  —  The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva …
Washington Post:
Taliban suspends peace talks with U.S. as Panetta concludes Karzai visit  —  View Photo Gallery — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says despite recent high-profile tragedies, U.S.-Afghan relations remains solid.  View photos from the aftermath of an incident where an American service member …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
In U.S., Half Say U.S. Should Speed Up Afghanistan Withdrawal
Washington Post:
Obama's troubled handling of Afghanistan
CNN:
Afghan protesters demand U.S. soldier be tried in Afghanistan
Brooks Bayne / The Graph:
Sandra Fluke's Boyfriend, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, And His Radical Socialist Family  —  Behold!  Sandra Fluke's boyfriend, Adam Mutterperl!  —  Recently, it was reported that Sandra Fluke is connected to none other than 1%'er, William (Bill) Mutterperl, through her boyfriend.
ABCNEWS:
Four Questions for Bill Maher  —  JAKE TAPPER: Bill, thanks for doing this.  I just wanted to make sure that  —  as I cover this debate about appropriate language and such, I'm not  —  excluding any points you think should be made.  —  BILL MAHER: I don't really know all the “points,” but as I said on my show
Discussion: Mediaite
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Mj Lee / Reuters:
Bill Maher: Rush Limbaugh attacked a ‘civilian’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Reuters:
Santorum to Puerto Rico: Speak English if you want statehood  —  (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans on Wednesday they would have to make English their primary language if they want to pursue U.S. statehood, a statement at odds with the U.S. Constitution.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Santorum says Puerto Rico must adopt English as official language if it wants statehood
Discussion: CNN and Politico
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Scarce Oil?  U.S. Has 60 Times More Than Obama Claims  —  When he was running for the Oval Office four years ago amid $4-a-gallon gasoline prices, then-Sen. Barack Obama dismissed the idea of expanded oil production as a way to relieve the pain at the pump.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's dog-on-the-car-roof story still proves to be his critics' best friend  —  It happened more than a quarter century ago, at the start of a Romney family summer vacation.  But the tale of Seamus, the Irish setter who got sick while riding 12 hours on the roof of Mitt Romney's faux …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
FOX 10 News:
Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Arpaio  —  PHOENIX - A man described as a President Barack Obama fanatic pleads guilty to threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  —  Adam Eugene Cox appeared in a Tennessee courtroom on Wednesday.  —  He was arrested last year for a death threat that began on the Internet.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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WBIR-TV:
Knox man pleads guilty to threatening Arizona sheriff
ABCNEWS:
Obama's Top Campaign Bundlers Among State Dinner Guests  —  More than three dozen of President Obama's top re-election campaign financiers are guests at tonight's White House state dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron.  —  They include Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein …
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Reuters:
Exclusive: Obama, Cameron discussed tapping oil reserves
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Tuesday's Primaries Changed Nothing  —  Three differing narratives emerged in the press after Tuesday's contests.  First, that Newt Gingrich had a very bad night and should drop out.  Second, that Mitt Romney seems unable to seal the deal, and came up short yet again with his disappointing …
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Face It, He Hates You... Obama in 1990: We're Going to Reshape ‘Mean-Spirited’ and Selfish America  —  Barack Obama 1990 Interview: Harvard student tackles racism at it's core  —  Via Ironic Surrealism:  —  From his 1990 interview: … Hat Tip Ed
Discussion: Ironic Surrealism
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Mitt Romney's plans for Planned Parenthood  —  WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday he does not want to close Planned Parenthood, just strip it of federal money.  Romney's comments were the subject of Democratic attacks after he said he wanted to “get rid” of the organization.
Discussion: The Agonist
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Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
DNC slams Romney pledge to ‘get rid of’ Planned Parenthood funding
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and Taylor Marsh
Alex Altman / Swampland:
Why Ron Paul May Cut a Deal With Mitt Romney  —  Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul shake hands before the start of the first 2012 Republican presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 13, 2011.  —  For Ron Paul, victory is finally in sight.
Rolling Stone:
On Goldman Executive Greg Smith's Brave Departure  —  Wall Street is buzzing this morning about a resignation - a historic one.  Greg Smith, the executive director and head of Goldman Sachs's United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, not only decided to quit Goldman …
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Guardian:
Exclusive: secret Bashar al-Assad emails lift lid on life of leader's inner circle  —  • Messages show Bashar al-Assad took advice from Iran  —  • Leader made light of promised reforms  —  • Wife spent thousands on jewellery and furniture  —  Bashar al-Assad took advice …
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Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
Dem cracks showing a little early  —  The White House loves her.  Cher loves her.  But a lot of Democrats aren't so wild about Elizabeth Warren's Senate campaign these days.  —  The high-powered, fast-running Warren campaign is starting to show some cracks and dings — fueling fresh scuttlebutt of internal dissent in the party.
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
 
 
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Jason Howerton / The Daily Caller:
FEC records: Obama campaign paid $345,000 for Guggenheim film biopic
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney's Terrible Fox News Interview
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Chuck Carroll / CBS DC:
Gay Marriage Opponents Begin Collecting Signatures In Maryland
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Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Republicans' delegate soup
Brian Domitrovic / Past & Present:
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 Earlier Items: 
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
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Rasmussen Reports:
Florida Senate: Mack (R) 43%, Nelson (D) 36%
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Company Puts Obama's, Pelosi's Faces On ‘BastardBlaster’ Shooting Targets
David Freddoso / Campaign 2012:
250 words, ‘Republican war on women’ used 4 times
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
BuzzFeed:
Democrats Accuse Conservative News Outlet Of “Blackmail”
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Scott Wong / Politico:
Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell strike deal on judges
Discussion: Washington Blade and ThinkProgress