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11:20 AM ET, March 2, 2012

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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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Tim Mak / Politico:
Carly Fiorina: Limbaugh ‘insulting’  —  Carly Fiorina, National Republican Senatorial Committee Vice-Chairman, on Friday condemned Rush Limbaugh for calling college student Sandra Fluke a “slut.”  —  “That language is insulting, in my opinion.  It's incendiary and most of all, it's a distraction.
Discussion: RedState and ECHIDNE of the snakes
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
Democrats urge Boehner to “repudiate” comments by Limbaugh on contraception testimony
msnbc.com:
Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos
Discussion: Philly.com and Don Surber
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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CNN:
Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates
Discussion: The Hill
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney holds small lead in Washington
Discussion: Ballot Box, GOP 12 and Shakesville
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Santorum: We Have a ‘Guerrilla Campaign’
Discussion: GOP 12, Washington Post, CNN and The Page
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’
Gov. Martin O'Malley / The Huffington Post:
Dignity: Why I Signed Same-Sex Marriage into Maryland Law
Discussion: Washington Blade and LGBT|POV
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Maryland gay marriage bill signed by Governor Martin O'Malley
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
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.
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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.
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012  —  Conservative activist Andrew …
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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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Democrat: Letting Bush tax rates expire could stop sequestered cuts
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Noam Scheiber / The Daily Beast:
In Second Term, What Will Obama Do About Bush Tax Cuts?
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Day After Blunt Amendment, Republicans Vow “Fight is Not Over”  —  GOP Sen. Roy Blunt (R. Mo) wants your employer to decide your health coverage.  —  Like all middle-aged men, Senate Republicans imagine themselves experts on women's health, and they plan to continue to fight …
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Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Harry Reid hits the trifecta: Hello, Bob Kerrey, farewell Olympia Snowe; goodbye, Senate GOP war against women
Discussion: CNN
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Schumer focuses on battle for the Senate, Scott Brown and contraception
Discussion: American Prospect and ABCNEWS
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
Andrew Harmon / Advocate:
Chad Griffin Named President of HRC  —  WASHINGTON — Chad Griffin, the Los Angeles-based political consultant whose central role in the Proposition 8 lawsuit turned him into a national LGBT rights figure, has been named president of the Human Rights Campaign.
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 …
Tim Mak / Politico:
George Will: Take Congress, not White House  —  Columnist George Will says the 2012 presidential race looks like it might be a lost cause for Republicans and believes that the primary goal of conservatives should be to retain control of the House and win the Senate so Congress …
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.
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.
Discussion: msnbc.com, Daily Kos and GOP 12
Fred Lucas / CNSNews:
Sebelius: Decrease in Human Beings Will Cover Cost of Contraception Mandate  —  (CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Right Wing News
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Amie Parnes / The Hill:   Biden: We ‘screwed up’ contraception rule
Mj Lee / Reuters:
Sarah Palin rips GOP race: Petty, bickering  —  Sarah Palin says Republican voters are starting to get sick and tired of the “pettiness” and the “bickering” in the GOP presidential primary race.  —  “Alaskans whom I speak with, we're so tired of the pettiness within the GOP process,” …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Mj Lee / Politico:
Ann Romney brushes back Bill Clinton  —  Ann Romney defended her husband Friday against Bill Clinton's accusation that Mitt Romney's father would be “turning over in his grave” about his son's opposition to the auto bailouts.  —  “Mitt's father would be cheering and would be with Mitt a hundred percent …
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 …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and KochFacts.com
 
 
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Mark Stiemann / The Behavioral Economy:
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Emmanuel Touhey / Healthcare:
Here are the women  —  By Sandra Fluke, former president …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Female terrorist hosts talk show on Hamas TV
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Tim Geithner / Wall Street Journal:
Financial Crisis Amnesia
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Andrew RIP  —  I walked out of the studio at Fox only to have …
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