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6:45 PM, March 7th, 2012
If Mitt Romney had been this bad at closing the deal when he was on Wall Street, he’d be homeless.
9:43 AM, March 6th, 2012

Frontpage: Tuesday, Mar 6th

  1. Candidates Make Final Pitches: Today’s the day. The GOP candidates are spread across the country, vying for last-minute votes in the 10 states holding primaries today. 
  2. Israel: We Can’t ‘Wait Much Longer’: Judging by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC Monday night, he wasn’t convinced by President Obama’s urging to be patient with Iran. Criticizing those who doubt Iran is building a nuclear weapon and invoking the Auschwitz death camp, he said, “None of us can afford to wait much longer” to act against Iran. 
  3. News Corp. Troubles Extend to RussiaIt may not have the name recognition of other past or present Murdoch properties, but News Outdoor Russia, a billboard company and former subsidiary of the News Corp. empire, has caught the eye of the feds as they continue an investigation of the company. 
  4. Former Gov. Runs for Snowe Seat: Former governor of Maine Angus King says he’s going to run for Senate, announcing Monday that he’ll pursue the seat vacated by Olympia Snowe, who announced last week that she would not be running for reelection. 
  5. Putin’s Chechnya Turnout: 107 Percent: Allegations of fraud abound in Russia’s recent election, but Chechnya is perhaps the most brazen case. Chechnya, the region that Vladimir Putin practically declared war on in 1999, voted for him by an astonishing number—by more votes, in fact, than there are people on the rolls.

Photo: Thousands of protesters took to the streets to challenge Vladimir Putin’s election victory in Moscow. (Thomas Peter, Reuters / Landov)

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