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9:56 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Slow-Cooker Meals: A Warm Welcome Home

Michele Kayal for NPR

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 5:11 am

The wind chaps my face as I struggle with the key. A bag of groceries weighs down my shoulder. Jiggle, jiggle — c'mon! I pull off my glove (didn't I oil this lock?), turn once hard and ... CLICK! The door swings in, and ahhh ... a warm waft of beef and wine and garlic wraps itself around me like a blanket.

The best thing about cold weather — and perhaps the only good thing about winter — is walking into a toasty house where the slow cooker has been going all day.

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Opinion
9:56 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Weekly Standard: Romney Marches On

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event March 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. While Romney is the front runner, Republican voters have not formed an effective consensus over one candidate.
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Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 6:17 am

Fred Barnes is the executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

Mitt Romney didn't achieve the knockout punch he wanted on Super Tuesday, but winning five of the 10 contests was no small feat. With his haul of delegates, he continued his march to the Republican presidential nomination.

No doubt the mainstream media, which dislikes Romney and treats him as an undeserving frontrunner, will play up Rick Santorum as a stronger than ever challenger to Romney. Indeed, after winning in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Dakota, Santorum sent out an email saying, "We Won."

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Opinion
9:53 am
Wed March 7, 2012

New Republic: Does Romney Have A Southern Problem?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event March 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Romney won six of the ten states that voted on Super Tuesday. However, the Republican nominating contest may be far from over.
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Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 6:18 am

Ed Kilgore is a special correspondent for The New Republic, a blogger for The Washington Monthly, and managing editor of The Democratic Strategist.

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Krulwich Wonders...
9:53 am
Wed March 7, 2012

The Three Little Pigs And The Future Of Journalism

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Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 7:58 am

You remember the three little pigs, right? The ones who get chased by a huffing, puffing big, bad wolf?

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The Two-Way
9:52 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Panetta Says Unilateral Military Action In Syria Would Be A Mistake

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the "terrible situation" in Syria "has no simple answers."

Pannetta was facing tough questions from Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, who on Monday called for U.S.-led air strikes on the security forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"In past situations, America has led. We're not leading, Mr. Secretary," McCain told Panetta.

Fox News reports that Panetta defended the administrations decision not to intervene militarily.

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