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11:50 PM ET, March 2, 2013


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Nina Totenberg / Law:
In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data  —  At the voting rights argument in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts tore into Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, grilling him on his knowledge of voting statistics.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Voting Rights Act, stuck in the past  —  Progressives are remarkably uninterested in progress.  Social Security is 78 years old, and myriad social improvements have added 17 years to life expectancy since 1935, yet progressives insist the program remain frozen, like a fly in amber.
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Jim Clyburn: Antonin Scalia Rejects Voting Rights Act Because He's ‘White And Proud’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Impolitic
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
A Divide on Voting Rights in a Town Where Blood Spilled
Steven Harmon / Daily Democrat:
California GOP leader steps into rape pregnancy controversy  —  Bay Area News Group  —  SACRAMENTO — A California Republican leader may have inadvertently revived the controversial subject of rape and pregnancy.  —  Before arriving at the state GOP's spring convention here …
Andrea Peterson / ThinkProgress:
California GOP Leader: Pregnancies Resulting From Rape Are Rare Because ‘The Body Is Traumatized’  —  Celeste Greig, president of California Republican Assembly, the state's oldest and largest GOP volunteer organization told The Daily Democratthis week that pregnancies resulting from rape are rare …
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters  —  To the world beyond the Beltway, it might not mean much that Bob Woodward of the famed Watergate duo went public with his recent White House run-in.  —  This would be an oversight.  —  It also may not mean much that the White House press corps got teed off …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking  —  THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: NBC Discussing Jay Leno Exit Plan  —  With Jimmy Kimmel attracting younger viewers, Jimmy Fallon seems a logical choice to move into the coveted 11:35 time slot in 2014.  —  Is NBC preparing to announce Jay Leno's departure from The Tonight Show?  —  The network says categorically no …
Discussion: and Mediaite
CPAC TURNS AWAY PAMELA GELLER  —  For the last four years, Pamela Geller of and the American Freedom Defense Initiative have held events at CPAC featuring guests she invites to discuss the influence of Islamism on America.  But this year, the American Conservative Union (ACU) has no room for Geller or her message.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Joe. My. God.
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
“CPAC Turns Away Pamela Geller”
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Kansas Bill To Drug Test Welfare Recipients Passes Senate With Amendment To Test Lawmakers, Too  —  A Kansas bill to drug test recipients of welfare and unemployment benefits is advancing, but not without an attempt to equalize the burden the invasive tests impose.
Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
Popular Standard Shotgun Could Be Banned Under Proposed Bill  —  DENVER (CBS4) - A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.  —  A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use.
Icwhatudo /
Rachel Maddow Busted Using Multiple Fake Twitter Accounts To Boost Mentions Of Her Show  —  A poster on Twitter, upon seeing what he thought were very similar posts referencing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's show, did some searching and found out that Maddow has been using phony twitter accounts to boost her …
CBS News:
U.S. Capitol official: Obama wrong on janitors' pay cut  —  During his news conference to announce that he and congressional leaders failed to avert the sequester cuts going into effect tonight, President Obama gave several examples of people who will be directly affected by the cuts.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Sequester spin: Obama's incorrect claim of Capitol janitors receiving ‘a pay cut’
Discussion: Hit & Run and Hot Air English:
Iraqi forces attack FSA positions inside Syria  —  For the first time, Iraqi forces opened fire on Syria shelling the positions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) days after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that a victory of the Syrian opposition would spread chaos in the region.
Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: DHS released over 2,000 immigrants  —  The Homeland Security Department ...more  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Mass illegal immigrant release could be headache for Obama, tricky for GOP
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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Lisa Lundquist / The Long War Journal:
Pakistani clerics endorse suicide bombings, reject proposed peace conference
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
James Lewis / American Thinker:
Dangerous Times: How Euro-socialism Set off a Fascist Bomb
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Fox News:
Boy, 7, suspended for shaping pastry into gun, dad says
Discussion: Daily Mail and The Daily Caller
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Will Smith among additions to Obama campaign bundlers
Discussion: Politico
Angus McDowall / Reuters:
Al Qaeda issues English-language advice magazine for militants
Mark Oppenheimer / New York Times:
Church, State and Bible Class in Texas
 Earlier Items: 
Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
Kerry to stress need for Egypt consensus for IMF deal
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
White House has some flexibility in choosing $85B spending cuts
Discussion: Hot Air
Chris Greenwood / Daily Mail:
Four Islamic terrorists planned attack on British soil with guns and home-made bombs
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
CPAC's Exclusion Of Conservative Gay Group Sparks A Schism On The Right
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Mediaite
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