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6:30 AM ET, March 8, 2012

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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
THE VETTING: BEN SMITH RELEASES SELECTIVELY EDITED OBAMA RACE VIDEO  —  Earlier today, Buzzfeed's Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
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Andrew Golis / PBS:
The Story Behind the Obama Law School Speech Video  —  The web is abuzz today about video of a speech Barack Obama gave in 1990 (some reports have incorrectly identified the speech as occurring in 1991) at Harvard Law School defending the actions of Professor Derrick Bell.
Brett Smiley / New York Magazine:
Breitbart's Obama Video Is a Total Dud  —  That movie stunk.  —  Breitbart.com's explosive, blockbuster video that would expose Barack Obama as a radical commie who wasn't vetted by the media was almost entirely hype.  —  Breitbart.com's Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and TBogg
Joseph Williams / Politico:
1991 Obama video aired in 2008  —  The “racially themed” video of President Barack Obama as a 29-year-old Harvard law student that's gone viral on the Web was broadcast as part of a PBS documentary on the future president nearly four years ago.  —  On the eve of the groundbreaking 2008 presidential election …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
At Harvard, Obama Dived Into Diversity Fight  —  In this video, not previously available online but licensed by BuzzFeed from a Boston television station, the future president speaks at a 1991 campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors.  —  Source: youtube.com
Michelle Horstman / The PJ Tatler:
A Few Fun Facts About Professor Derrick Bell Jr.  —  Today's Breitbart.com has announced a video to be released, showing Harvard law student Barack Obama defending Professor Derrick Bell Jr. in a protest.  According to Breitbart.com, the original video has been heavily edited and more will be shown on Hannity tonight.
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Rush Limbaugh: Over 40 Advertisers Flee, Host Says 'Everything's Cool'  —  Talk show host Rush Limbaugh sought to reassure listeners Wednesday after the tally of local and national companies that have pulled their advertisements from his time slot topped 40, insisting that the show …
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Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Rush Limbaugh's Latest Verbal Victim Feels Derided, Dismissed  —  Less than a week after calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” on the air, Rush Limbaugh ran his mouth again on Tuesday, calling investigative journalist Tracie McMillan a “babe”, an “authorette” and, more broadly, one of “these single white women.”
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The ‘Respectable’ Punditocracy Joins The Rush Party
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Party of Hate  —  Millions of Americans voted for Barack Obama in the hope that he would be a trailblazer who would conduct the presidency in a new way.  Well, he has: Obama has been the most divisive president in our modern history, unabashedly stirring up hate against not only his political enemies …
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
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Dan Riehl / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: DEMS INCITE DEATH THREATS AGAINST LIMBAUGH
Zandar / Angry Black Lady Chronicles:
Won't Be Long Now, Folks!  —  And the odds that we'll get to somebody dropping the ni-CLANG word on President Obama took a really big step forward today, along with bonus misogyny to boot.  They say a picture's worth a thousands words, and judging from the latest Mike Lester political cartoon from the Rome …
TSA Out of Our Pants!:
$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners  —  This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA's insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe …
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Blogger Bob / The TSA Blog:
Viral Video About Body Scanners
Discussion: Hot Air, Guardian and Campaign 2012
Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Bachmann: ‘Health Care Dictator’ Could Decide How Many Babies You Can Have  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is warning that the Obama administration's contraception insurance mandate could put America on a slippery slope — to a totalitarian one-child policy.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Bachmann warns healthcare reform law could be used to limit family birth rates
Discussion: Politico
msnbc.com:
Romney campaign says losing nomination would take ‘act of God’  —  By NBC's Garrett Haake and Jamie Novogrod  —  BOSTON — Mitt Romney's campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an “act of God” …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gingrich spokesman: Alabama and Mississippi are must-wins
David Batty / Guardian:
Massive solar storm heading for Earth  —  Airlines and energy suppliers are on alert as the largest solar storm in five years threatens to disrupt flights and power lines  —  Airlines and energy suppliers are on alert as the largest solar storm in five years heads toward Earth, threatening to disrupt flights and power lines.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Joshua Keating / FP Passport:
Guest post: Joseph Kony is not in Uganda (and other complicated things)  —  Thanks to an incredibly effective social media effort, #StopKony is trending on Twitter today.  The campaign coincides with a new awareness-raising documentary by the group Invisible Children.
New York Post:
Channel 4 booting anchorwoman Sue Simmons after 32 years  —  After more than three decades, WNBC/Channel 4 is tossing anchorwoman Sue Simmons overboard.  —  Last week, the station gave her the bad news that her contract would not be renewed — and come June, she's history.
Jessica Winter / TIME Ideas:
Subject for Debate: Are Women People?  —  I've always assumed that women are fully autonomous human citizens—who vote, even!—but now I'm not so certain  —  From left: Catholic Bishop William Lori, the Rev. Matthew Harrison, Dr. Ben Mitchell, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and Craig Mitchell …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
BBC:
Afghan concern over ‘guidelines for women’  —  MP Fawzia Koofi says that the religious council ruling is the beginning of “a process of Talibanisation” in Afghanistan  —  Afghanistan's top religious council has said women should not mix with men in school, work or other aspects of daily life.
Adam Kealoha Causey / Florida Times Union:
Clay clerk accuses U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns of trying to buy him out of race  —  GREEN COVE SPRINGS — Clay Clerk of Courts James Jett told a group of Republicans today the FBI is looking into Rep. Cliff Stearns for what Jett said is a plot to buy him out of this fall's congressional primary.
National Review:
Conspiracy, Again  —  As Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio beclowns himself and his wayward admirers, it is worth bearing in mind that the manufactured controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's birth certificate has its origins in anonymous e-mails sent by Hillary Clinton partisans during the 2008 Democratic primary.
Discussion: The Right Sphere
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Dennis Kucinich concedes defeat to Marcy Kaptur in Ohio Democratic primary  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a liberal establishment in the House, conceded defeat Tuesday night in Ohio's 9th district Democratic primary to longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur.  —  The Democratic primary was overshadowed Tuesday night …
 
 
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Kenneth W. Smith Jr / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: Super Tuesday speech (Transcript, video)
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Assad's forces gaining ‘momentum’ in Syria, U.S. general warns
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Elaine C. Kamarck / Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Not to Blame for the GOP's Primary Slog
Discussion: CNN
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Liz Cheney: Desist!
CNN:
First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Raw Story
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ABCNEWS:
Obama Calls Gas ‘Fuel of the Past’
UltimaRatioReg / USNI Blog:
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David Corn / MoJo Articles:
Mitt Romney's Zombie Problem
Discussion: Mother Jones, BuzzFeed and Slate
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
It Ain't Over  —  Out here, in the dark quiet of the winter …
Discussion: Townhall.com, Politico and Mail Online
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!
Discussion: TPM Idea Lab and Vodkapundit
Darren A. Nichols / detroitnews.com:
Audit: Part of $11M grant for Detroit job seekers only aided 2
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Maine Miscellany  —It looks like Maine voters will reverse …
Discussion: Poliglot and Truth Wins Out
 

 
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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Sorting the Serious From the Silly, BuzzFeed Develops a Mobile App for Real News

Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Sources at Vocative say their software, touted to mine the deep web for generating news stories, doesn't work as promised

 
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