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10:20 AM ET, March 2, 2012

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Quinnipiac University:
Ohio GOP Race Going Down To The Wire, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Santorum At 35% To Romney's 31%  —  The Republican presidential face-off in Ohio is too close to call as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has 35 percent of likely Republican primary voters to former Massachusetts …
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Santorum Loses His Cool During Interview With Cincinnati Radio Station Conversation with host Scott Sloan becomes a shouting match about birth control, before his cell phone drops the call.  —  Share on Facebook More on BuzzFeed Politics  —  YOUR REACTION?  —  MORE GREAT STUFF
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney holds small lead in Washington
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Santorum: We Have a ‘Guerrilla Campaign’
Discussion: GOP 12, Washington Post and The Page
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama doing well in Wisconsin and beyond
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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.
Washington Examiner:
In politics fight, Breitbart knew culture is key
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012  —  Conservative activist Andrew …
Toby Harnden / Mail Online:
Andrew Breitbart was ‘in talks with CNN’ over new show with Anthony Weiner
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Obama to Iran and Israel: 'As President of the United States, I Don't Bluff'  —  Dismissing a strategy of “containment” as unworkable, the president tells me it's “unacceptable” for the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a nuclear weapon.  —  At the White House on Monday …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Georgetown Student Sandra Fluke Responds To Being Called ‘Slut,’ ‘Prostitute’ By Limbaugh  —  On Thursday, MSNBC's Ed Schultz conducted an exclusive interview with Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, the woman whom Rush Limbaugh mocked on his radio show earlier that day.
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Limbaugh Doubles Down On Sexist Attack Against Sandra Fluke, Demands She Post Sex Tapes Online
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Dems demand that GOP condemn Limbaugh
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Four Fiscal Phonies  —  Mitt Romney is very concerned about budget deficits.  Or at least that's what he says; he likes to warn that President Obama's deficits are leading us toward a “Greece-style collapse.”  —  So why is Mr. Romney offering a budget proposal that would lead to much larger debt …
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Noam Scheiber / The Daily Beast:
In Second Term, What Will Obama Do About Bush Tax Cuts?  —  If he wins in November, the president will again face the Bush tax cuts.  A secret meeting in 2009 suggests he may be ready to walk away from his promise to middle-class voters.  —  Should Barack Obama win re-election this fall …
Thomas Schaller / Salon:
Same sex, opposite impact  —  Marriage equality always seemed a losing issue for the left.  That's all changed.  Just ask Ken Mehlman  —  Rep. Anne Kaiser, D-Montgomery, an openly gay member of the Maryland General Assembly, holds Natalie Vincent, 10 months, the daughter of a member …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Chris Christie: Marriage Equality Is Not About ‘Gay Rights’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told a student at a Fort Lee high school this morning that “gay marriage” is not about extending rights to gay and lesbian Americans and insisted that it would “change the way we've governed our society”:
Discussion: New Jersey Online
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Can't the Obama Administration Make Its Case Without Disseminating Hate?  —  Have we ever had an administration like Barack Obama's?  An administration that tries to benefit from pitting Americans against one another?  An administration that uses its billion-dollar slush fund …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Breitbart Friend Reveals To Hannity: Obama Harvard Tapes Will Be Out ‘In A Week Or Two’  —  On his program Thursday, Fox News' Sean Hannity spoke with Steve Bannon (producer of The Undefeated, among various other films) about a series of tapes Andrew Breitbart claimed to have about Barack Obama.
Michael Brendan Dougherty / Business Insider:
The Obama Campaign Just Told Some Massive Lies In The Fight Over Contraception  —  A few weeks ago, Obama's Department of Health and Human Services mandated that all employers-even religious hospitals and schools—had to include health coverage for birth control, sterilization …
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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.
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WND:
SHERIFF JOE: ‘PROBABLE CAUSE’ OBAMA CERTIFICATE A FRAUD
ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: In '02 Romney Touted D.C. Connections, Federal Funds  —  In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor's race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government.
Bryan Marquard / Boston Globe:
James Q. Wilson, 80, co-author of ‘Broken Windows’ community policing strategy, died today  —  James Q. Wilson, a political scientist who coauthored the influential “Broken Windows” article in The Atlantic Monthly in 1982, which became a touchstone for the move toward community policing …
 
 
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Fred Lucas / CNSNews:
Sebelius: Decrease in Human Beings Will Cover Cost of Contraception Mandate
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Right Wing News
Tim Geithner / Wall Street Journal:
Financial Crisis Amnesia
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Warning on the Accuracy of Primary Polls
Dan Merica / CNN:
Muslim campaign looks to repair Sharia's reputation
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Roanoke College:
RC Poll: Va. Republican Primary poll shows Romney leads Paul but Republicans still skeptical of Presidential hopefuls
Discussion: CNN
N. C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Birth control exemption bill, the ‘Blunt amendment,’ killed in Senate
BBC:
Iran conservatives contest poll for parliament
Discussion: The Agonist and Biased BBC
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Bill Simmons / Grantland:
THE B.S. REPORT  —  B.S. Report: Barack Obama
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Andrew RIP  —  I walked out of the studio at Fox only to have …
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Fox & Friends’ Expanding by an Hour (Exclusive)
Politico:
Biden: We ‘screwed up’ contraception mandate
Discussion: Religion News Service and Mediaite
 

 
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