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4:45 AM ET, March 2, 2012

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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.
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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.”
Toby Harnden / Mail Online:
Andrew Breitbart was ‘in talks with CNN’ over new show with Anthony Weiner
Michael Walsh / National Review:
Goodbye, Andrew  —  In the war against the institutional Left …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Charlie Spiering / Campaign 2012:
Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart
Larry Solov / Big Journalism:
In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
That About Wraps It Up For David Frum
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jason Stverak / Franklin Center:
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  ALEXANDRIA - Today …
Discussion: RedState
Michelle Malkin:
DEVASTATING: Andrew Breitbart, R.I.P.
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
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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 …
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Santorum: We Have a ‘Guerrilla Campaign’
Discussion: Washington Post and The Page
William Petroski / Des Moines Register:
Grassley: GOP presidential race will be over next Tuesday with Romney as nominee
Discussion: Ballot Box, Politico and Mediaite
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney Wins Michigan By Two Delegates
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Flashback: Joe Arpaio Was Romney Arizona Campaign Chair In 2008
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Daily Kos
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Santorum accuses Romney of rigging Michigan's delegate distribution
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: ‘I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself’
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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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Dems demand that GOP condemn Limbaugh  —  More than 75 Democratic lawmakers are calling on House Republican leaders to condemn radio host Rush Limbaugh's controversial remarks on Sandra Fluke, the law student who was barred from testifying about contraception before a congressional committee.
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.
Discussion: Indecision Forever
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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 …
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
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.
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
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 …
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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New York Times:
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Politico:
Biden: We ‘screwed up’ contraception mandate
Discussion: Mediaite
Mj Lee / Politico:
Gonzalez calls for judge's resignation
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Reuters
Bob Kingand Darius Dixon / Politico:
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Discussion: Michelle Malkin, Hot Air and The Hill
Fox News:
$5M paid to buy freedom for rights workers held in Egypt
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch