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9:10 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  —  Momentum has swung strongly in Mitt Romney's direction among Washington Republicans over the last two weeks.  He now leads in the state with 37% to 32% for Rick Santorum, 16% for Ron Paul, and 13% for Newt Gingrich.
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Santorum: We Have a ‘Guerrilla Campaign’
Discussion: Washington Post and The Page
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama doing well in Wisconsin and beyond
William Petroski / Des Moines Register:
Grassley: GOP presidential race will be over next Tuesday with Romney as nominee
Discussion: Mediaite, Politico and Ballot Box
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.
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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.
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012  —  Conservative activist Andrew Breitbart listens to a question during an event at the Heritage Foundation April 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. , Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images  —  “Of the dead, speak nothing but what is good.”
Washington Examiner:
In politics fight, Breitbart knew culture is key
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  —  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 …
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  —  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 …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Flashback: Joe Arpaio Was Romney Arizona Campaign Chair In 2008
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Daily Kos
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.
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air and Campaign 2012
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Campaign 2012
BBC:
Iran conservatives contest poll for parliament  —  Ayatollah Khamenei has cast his vote in Tehran, as the country goes to the polls  —  Voters in Iran are taking part in elections to choose the 290 members of the parliament, the Majlis.  —  It is the first poll since the 2009 presidential elections …
Discussion: The Agonist and Biased BBC
 
 
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Can't the Obama Administration Make Its Case Without Disseminating Hate?
Discussion: Ballot Box
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
Technology Review:
How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun
Discussion: ANIMAL and The Raw Story
The White House:
Remarks by the President on American Energy
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Bill Simmons / Grantland:
THE B.S. REPORT  —  B.S. Report: Barack Obama
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Fox & Friends’ Expanding by an Hour (Exclusive)
New York Times:
Syrian Rebels Say They Are Withdrawing From Enclave
Politico:
Biden: We ‘screwed up’ contraception mandate
Discussion: Mediaite
Mj Lee / Politico:
Gonzalez calls for judge's resignation
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and ThinkProgress
Bob Kingand Darius Dixon / Politico:
Newt Gingrich: Fire Steven Chu over gas price remarks
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