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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Is Super Tuesday really Super PAC Tuesday? The Rush-Romney connection and more [AM Briefing]

Third Way’s Bill Schneider: “Today is not Super Tuesday. It’s super PAC Tuesday. Super PACs are the real contenders in the 2012 Republican race. And they’re destroying the Republican Party.” (Politico)

Is the GOP getting what it hoped for? “The Republican National Committee hoped that a longer primary process would energize the base the way it did in 2008 for the Democrats. Indeed, it has become a bit of conventional wisdom among party insiders and pundits alike that because the 2008 battle royale between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama strengthened and galvanized the Democrats, the same will happen for the GOP after this bruising primary season,” writes AEI’s Jonah Goldberg. (USA Today)

The Mitt Romney-Rush Limbaugh connection: “What has gone largely unnoticed, however, is Romney’s corporate connection to Limbaugh. While Limbaugh owns the company that produces his show, it’s syndicated and broadcasted by Premiere Radio Networks, which also handles Limbaugh’s advertising. Premiere is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clear Channel, the radio and outdoor advertising behemoth. Clear Channel, meanwhile, is owned by a partnership of two private equity firms, Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners — the same Bain Capital that Mitt Romney once ran, writes Alex Seitz-Wald. (ThinkProgress)

Cato’s Gene Healy: Struggle for individual liberty never ends. (Washington Examiner)

Room for Debate asks: How powerful is Russia? (New York Times)

Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas says there’s an improvement in some areas of employment, but no boom. (New York Post)

Wrong Rx for the FDA. (LA Times)

Victor Davis Hanson: “The more Bashar Assad butchers Syrian dissidents, the more the world community expresses outrage — while it does little to stop the bloodletting. Why?” (National Review)

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