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11:05 PM ET, March 7, 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 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
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.
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 …
Michelle Horstman / The PJ Tatler:
A Few Fun Facts About Professor Derrick Bell Jr.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Doug Ross
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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Rush Limbaugh:
Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors  —  RUSH: I want to ask if you will indulge me for just a brief few minutes for some inside baseball stuff before we move on to our review of the issues of the day, politics and so forth, Super Tuesday, the results, and where we are.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The ‘Respectable’ Punditocracy Joins The Rush Party  —  The counterattack from the defenders of porcine junkie sex-tourist Rush Limbaugh seems to be occurring on two fronts at once.  The first is that Sandra Fluke deserved everything he said about her, hardy-har-har.
Discussion: Mediaite, Salon and The Huffington Post
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh  —  Last night on Twitter, Bill Maher defended Rush Limbaugh and attacked liberals for not accepting Limbaugh's apology after he spent three days relentlessly attacking law student Sandra Fluke.  —  Notably, Limbaugh only apologized for “two words,” after attacking Fluke dozens of times.
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.”
Dan Riehl / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: DEMS INCITE DEATH THREATS AGAINST LIMBAUGH
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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Scott Baker / TheBlaze.com:
BACHMANN WARNS: FEDS COULD USE BUDGET TO LIMIT NUMBER OF BABIES BORN PER FAMILY
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Bachmann warns healthcare reform law could be used to limit family birth rates
Discussion: Politico
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gingrich spokesman: Alabama and Mississippi are must-wins  —  Newt Gingrich is canceling planned events in Kansas and instead pivoting his campaign to focus on racking up delegates in the Deep South, with campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond acknowledging Wednesday that the former Speaker needs wins …
Discussion: Politico, CNN, Ballot Box and The Hill
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msnbc.com:
Romney campaign says losing nomination would take ‘act of God’
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
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
Mitt Romney's Zombie Problem  —  The GOP front-runner's grabbing more of the delegates—but he's being pursued by living-dead competitors he can't vanquish.  —  Mitt Romney faces the fundamental problem confronted by all zombie hunters: How do you kill that which is dead already?
Discussion: Slate, Mother Jones and BuzzFeed
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Ross Douthat / Campaign Stops:
The Future of the Santorum Coalition
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty and TheBlaze.com
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.
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
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Maine Miscellany  —It looks like Maine voters will reverse their 2009 decision and legalize gay marriage in the state this fall.  54% think that gay marriage should be legal to only 41% who think it should be illegal.  And when we asked about the issue using the exact language voters …
Discussion: Truth Wins Out
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Liberal darling Chellie Pingree won't run for Snowe's seat
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
While most people have played the “if I had a million dollars I would ____ ” thought game, few fill that blank in with “stay on public assistance.”  —  Amanda Clayton, a 24-year-old from Lincoln Park, Michigan, is one of the few who does, and she is getting away with it.
Discussion: Hot Air and Clayton Cramer's Blog
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CNN:
First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network  —  (CNN) - Sen. Carl Levin, the powerful chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday he would like the Armed Forces Network to drop the controversial Rush Limbaugh program from its service that provides radio …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Raw Story
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
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Liz Cheney: Desist!  —  Oh, Barack.  —  You want to analyze the cost and consequences of war before you go to war?  —  Such a snob.  Such a green eyeshade rejection of the red-hot Bush doctrine.  —  What's wrong with bomb first and think later?  That worked fine in Iraq.  Or not.
UltimaRatioReg / USNI Blog:
A Remarkable Man Has Stepped Into the Clearing; Captain Carroll LeFon USN (Ret.) 1960-2012  —  As the sun's rays broke over the top of the eastern hills this morning, the military blogging community was coming to grips with the loss of a truly remarkable man.
Brian Mylar / KSAT-TV:
Racial incident mars high school game  —  School district, students apologize  —  SAN ANTONIO -  —  A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend.  —  When the final whistle blew Saturday …
 
 
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Elaine C. Kamarck / Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Not to Blame for the GOP's Primary Slog
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
‘Iran is not telling us everything,’ U.N. atomic agency chief says
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Hill
Sarah Boesveld / National Post:
Canadian Muslim youth group tied to al-Qaeda stripped of charitable status
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
ABCNEWS:
Obama Calls Gas ‘Fuel of the Past’
Penny Starr / CNSNews:
Sebelius: Living a Mile from a Grocery ‘May Be Too Far to Get Healthier Food’
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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
Brian Tashman / rightwingwatch.org:
Pat Robertson Weighs in on Sandra Fluke's ‘Fornication’
Discussion: The Raw Story and RADAMISTO
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Netanyahu's Gift to Obama