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10:30 PM ET, March 1, 2012

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Larry Solov / Big Journalism:
In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.  —  Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.  —  We have lost a husband, a father, a son …
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Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Andrew Breitbart Talked Politics in L.A. Bar an Hour Before Dying (Exclusive)  —  Marketing executive Arthur Sando tells THR about his lengthy debate with the conservative activist at The Brentwood; they said goodbye around 11:30 p.m., 50 minutes before Breitbart was pronounced dead.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Right Scoop
Charlie Spiering / Campaign 2012:
Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart  —  As news broke this morning of the tragic death of Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, liberals celebrated the news on Twitter.
Nicholas Kamm / Rolling Stone:
Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche  —  So Andrew Breitbart is dead.  Here's what I have to say to that, and I'm sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good!  F**k him.  I couldn't be happier that he's dead.  —  I say this in the nicest possible way.  I actually kind of liked Andrew Breitbart.
Fox News:
Andrew Breitbart dies of ‘natural causes’
Toby Harnden / Mail Online:
Andrew Breitbart was ‘in talks with CNN’ over new show with Anthony Weiner
Michelle Malkin:
DEVASTATING: Andrew Breitbart, R.I.P.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Breitbart, RIP  —  I was ... I am stunned to hear of the death of Andrew Breitbart.
Discussion: National Review and Campaign 2012
Jason Stverak / Franklin Center:
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  ALEXANDRIA - Today …
Discussion: RedState
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Limbaugh Doubles Down On Sexist Attack Against Sandra Fluke, Demands She Post Sex Tapes Online  —  Yesterday, as ThinkProgress noted, conservative shock jock and strident women-basher Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who House Republicans wouldn't let testify …
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Detroit Free Press:
Mitt Romney gets Michigan's at-large delegates  —  The Mitt Romney-Rick Santorum Michigan primary results just got a little more contentious.  —  Michigan's two at-large delegates to the Republican National convention will be awarded to Michigan native Mitt Romney, following a vote last night …
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William Petroski / Des Moines Register:
Grassley: GOP presidential race will be over next Tuesday with Romney as nominee
Discussion: Ballot Box, Politico and Mediaite
msnbc.com:
Michigan delegate drama
Discussion: Frontloading HQ
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: ‘I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself’
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Santorum accuses Romney of rigging Michigan's delegate distribution
WND:
SHERIFF JOE: ‘PROBABLE CAUSE’ OBAMA CERTIFICATE A FRAUD  —  Team wants investigation elevated to criminal-forgery probe - person of interest ID'd  —  NOTE: In case you missed the news conference of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's “Cold Case Posse,” WND plans to have the entire event available …
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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio suggests Obama's birth certificate is a forgery  —  Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, announced Thursday that his six-month investigation had found that “probable cause exists indicating that forgery and fraud may have been committed” in the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Sheriff Arpaio: Obama birth certificate a ‘forgery’  —  PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday he suspects the birth certificate President Obama released last year is a “computer-generated forgery” — and also raised questions about the authenticity of the president's Selective Service card.
Obama for America:
If Mitt Romney and a few Republican senators get their way, employers could be making women's health care decisions for them.  — clytemnestras reblogged this from couldbeyourlife  — raenbow reblogged this from thesongbeneath  — tumbleflakes reblogged this from robot-heart-politics
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Politico:
Blunt amendment defeated in Senate  —  The Senate defeated Sen. Roy Blunt's amendment to allow employers to refuse to cover health services Thursday, dealing Republicans a high-profile setback in the fight over the Obama administration's contraception coverage mandate.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Birth Control Coverage Measure Defeated in Senate
Discussion: Gothamist and Washington Monthly
Bill Simmons / Grantland:
THE B.S. REPORT  —  B.S. Report: Barack Obama  —  The B.S. Report made a special road trip to the White House yesterday to make podcast history: the first-ever podcast with a sitting U.S. President.  Take that, Marc Maron!  Even if we only had 25 minutes, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama doing well in Wisconsin and beyond  —  There might not be any state that better represents Barack Obama's improved fortunes in the opening months of 2012 than Wisconsin.  When we polled there in late October Obama's approval was a 44/51 spread and he led Mitt Romney by only 3 points at 46-43 …
Discussion: JSOnline and Politico
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CNN:
Romney pledges not to embarrass
Discussion: Reuters and The Political Carnival
Peter Fenn / Pundits Blog:
The Republicans' panic attack: Is it over or just beginning?
Discussion: Reuters and CNN
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
The White House's Economic Case for Reelection in 13 Charts  —  Whether you love the president, hate the president, or think he's just in over his head, you'll want to see this.  It's the Treasury Department's visual slideshow of the state of the economy, called simply The U.S. Economy in Charts …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
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James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
The economic case against Obamanomics in 13 charts
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Doug Ross and New York Times
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Andrew RIP  —  I walked out of the studio at Fox only to have a producer greet me at the door and tell me the wires were reporting Andrew had died.  I walked around, dazed for a few minutes.  A booker asked me if I could hang around for reaction.  I said yes, foolishly.  I went on.
Allen McDuffee / Washington Post:
Koch Brothers sue Cato Institute, president  —  Billionaires Charles and David Koch have filed a lawsuit against the libertarian Cato Institute, its president Edward Crane and a board member, according to court documents obtained by The Washington Post.  —  The complaint centers on the the handling …
 
 
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Mj Lee / Politico:
Gonzalez calls for judge's resignation
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Fox News:
$5M paid to buy freedom for rights workers held in Egypt
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Lisa Du / Business Insider:
Jamie Dimon Mocks The Media, Slams Overpaid Journalists At Companies That Don't Even Make Money
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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