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8:25 PM ET, March 18, 2012

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ABCNEWS:
Brown Teases Santorum About Using ‘Protection’  —  Sen. Scott Brown joked at a St. Patrick's Day that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's secret service detail may be the first time he's ever “used protection.”  —  “I'm hopeful that all of you are actually following presidential politics.
Discussion: Politico
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Pete Kasperowicz / Ballot Box:
Romney wins Puerto Rico GOP primary  —  GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum in Puerto Rico's primary contest on Sunday.  —  GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a resounding victory in Puerto Rico's primary contest on Sunday.
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Romney will win Puerto Rico's GOP primary, CNN projects
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Sen. McCain: Romney ‘improving dramatically’ as a GOP candidate
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Senator Scott Brown On Santorum's Security: “The First Time He's Actually Ever Used Protection”
Discussion: Jezebel
Paul Krugman:
The Collapse of Employment-Based Coverage  —  Reed Abelson at Economix points us to a startling study on the effects of the Great Recession on health insurance.  You can see similar trends in the Census data, but for whatever reason this survey — carried out by a highly reputable group — is even stronger.
The White House:
Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness  —  NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.) …
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Kenneth Schortgen Jr / Examiner:
President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Miriam Raftery / East County Magazine:
SAN DIEGO TEA PARTY LEADER ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, RAPE  —  Lemon Grove resident Michael John Kobulnicky, 50, a leader in the San Diego Tea Party and former regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party, is under arrest for allegedly kidnapping and raping a local woman on Fiesta Island.
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ABCNEWS:
Haley Barbour: Contested GOP Convention ‘Not Necessarily Bad’  —  While he will not weigh in on who he thinks should get the GOP nomination, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said said on the “This Week” roundtable that it is growing more and more likely that it will be months …
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CNN:
Ed Gillespie: Romney benefits from longer primary season
Discussion: Politico
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
McCain says Romney is ‘improving dramatically’
Discussion: CNN
Rick Santorum / CNN:
America doesn't need Romney as CEO
Discussion: Politico
Paul Krugman:
The Power of Plutocratic Pettiness  —  Via Rich Yeselson, Alec MacGillis has a fantastic piece in the New Republic (unfortunately paywalled) about how hedge fund managers' love for Obama has turned into blind, spitting hatred.  His main argument is that it's all about feeling disrespected:
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
THE VETTING - HOLDER 1995: WE MUST ‘BRAINWASH’ PEOPLE ON GUNS  —  Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”  —  Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club.
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
Progressivism and the authoritarian impulse  —  Performed rather perfectly by Stanley Fish, who — because he has spent an academic career immersed in the insular logic of the linguistic turn — is able to comfortably slide into a description of benevolent “liberal” tyranny that he counsels …
Discussion: EconLog and RedState
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
The Hunger Games: Post-Apocalypse Now For Young Adults  —  The revolution will be televised.  So will the post-apocalyptical fight to feed ourselves on a ruined planet.  —  Those are two key themes of the wildly popular YA trilogy that begins with The Hunger Games, whose movie version comes out this week.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Rasmussen Reports:
New Low: 28% Give Supreme Court Positive Ratings  —  Even before the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearings later this month on the constitutionality of the national health care law, fewer voters than ever view the high court positively.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey …
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and Althouse
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
McCain: Stop contraception talk  —  Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the GOP needs to stop talking about contraception and that focusing on the issue is hurting voter perceptions of the party.  —  “I think we have to fix that,” the Arizona Republican said when asked by David Gregory on NBC's …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Weasel Zippers
Glenn Garvin / MiamiHerald.com:
The Kennedy assassination: Did Castro know in advance?  —  A new book by former CIA analyst Brian Latell details evidence that Cuban intelligence knew beforehand of JFK's assassination  —  The orders surprised the Cuban intelligence officer.  Most days in his tiny communications hut …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Guardian
 
 
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Obama: Most Fiscally Conservative President in Modern History?
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Prairie Weather
Associated Press:
Israel shifts views on Iran
Washington Post:
Obama's evolution: Behind the failed ‘grand bargain’ on the debt
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and Power Line
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Op-Ed Columnist: The AIDS Warriors' Legacy
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
BREITBART.COM:
PELOSI'S DAUGHTER: HBO UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ‘FREELOADING WELFARE QUEEN’ VIDEO
Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
Gulf Widens Between U.S. and a More Volatile Karzai
Discussion: Hullabaloo, The Caucus and CNN
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Mitt Romney calls on Obama to fire ‘gas hike trio’ over rising prices
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, Mediaite and CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters:
‘Diplomat says Saudis are arming Syrian rebels’
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
The Banks Win, Again
Discussion: The Washington Note
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Is Elvis a Mormon?  —  TRUST Mitt Romney to be on top …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Who Are You Going To Believe, Me Or Your Lying Ears?
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Newsy and New York Times
 

 
From Mediagazer:

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Alexandra Canal / Yahoo Finance:
Netflix says India brought in the second-highest net subscriber additions in Q2 and was the third highest-country in revenue growth

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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