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10:45 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
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
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Santorum: We Have a ‘Guerrilla Campaign’
Discussion: GOP 12, Washington Post and The Page
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.
Washington Examiner:
In politics fight, Breitbart knew culture is key
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012  —  Conservative activist Andrew …
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Tim Mak / Politico:
Carly Fiorina: Limbaugh ‘insulting’
Discussion: RedState and ECHIDNE of the snakes
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
Democrats urge Boehner to “repudiate” comments by Limbaugh on contraception testimony
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Limbaugh Doubles Down On Sexist Attack Against Sandra Fluke, Demands She Post Sex Tapes Online
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 …
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  —  Allowing the Bush-era tax rates to expire would provide more than enough revenue to do away with the automatic spending cuts set to begin in 2013, a high-ranking Democrat said Thursday.  —  Shedding light on Democrats …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Noam Scheiber / The Daily Beast:
In Second Term, What Will Obama Do About Bush Tax Cuts?
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
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Maryland gay marriage bill signed by Governor Martin O'Malley
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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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Sam Baker / The Hill:
Schumer focuses on battle for the Senate, Scott Brown and contraception
Discussion: American Prospect
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.
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
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Politico:
Biden: We ‘screwed up’ contraception mandate
Discussion: Religion News Service and Mediaite
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
 
 
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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
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
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Iran conservatives contest poll for parliament
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Bill Simmons / Grantland:
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Andrew RIP  —  I walked out of the studio at Fox only to have …
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
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