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Breitbart's Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Conservative firebrand collapsed while walking last month

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled that conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure stemming from coronary disease. A coroner spokesman said that a negligible amount of alcohol was found in Breitbart's system but no prescription or illicit drugs. Foul play is not... More »

Breitbart Obama 'Bombshell' Fizzles

Obama Harvard video has been online for years: PBS

(Newser) - The "explosive" video of President Obama's college days that Andrew Breitbart promised weeks before his death has been made public—and it appears to be another dud . In the video, leaked to Buzzfeed and shown in full on Hannity last night, Obama speaks at a 1991 Harvard protest... More »

Breitbart's 'Story of the Decade' Actually Pretty Lame

'Exclusive' isn't exactly an exclusive: 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - The story that is likely Andrew Breitbart's final piece of investigative work is out , and in the video, Breitbart himself calls his "exclusive" the "story of the decade." But it was neither an exclusive nor the story of the decade, the Atlantic Wire notes after doing... More »

Breitbart Death Sparks Obama Conspiracy Theories

Some speculate he was killed over video he had of president

(Newser) - Move over, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and fellow birthers. Here come ... the Breitbarters? The untimely death of the conservative blogger has spawned plenty of conspiracy theories on Twitter and elsewhere, the International Business Times finds. Only a few weeks ago, Breitbart announced that he had damaging video from President Obama's... More »

Breitbart Leaves 'Poisonous' Legacy

David Frum: To speak only of the 'good' is to misunderstand him

(Newser) - Conservative blogger David Frum says it doesn't make much sense to write only of the "good" Andrew Breitbart in the wake of his death , the version of him in which he's a loyal friend and family man. To do so "would be to miss the story... More »

RIP Andrew Breitbart

Death sets off both tributes and good-riddance shots

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart's death continues to set off a wide range of reactions. Some examples:
  • 'Liberals celebrate': The Washington Examiner rounds up tweets from the left under that headline, including one from Slate's Matt Yglesias, who says the "world outlook is slightly improved" now.
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Breitbart Collapsed While Walking

Father-in-law adds that Breitbart had suffered heart problems

(Newser) - Details related to the shocking death of Andrew Breitbart are beginning to trickle out, with father-in-law Orson Bean telling the AP that the conservative firebrand was walking near his Brentwood home shortly after midnight when he collapsed. Someone apparently saw him do so, and called paramedics. Breitbart had suffered heart... More »

Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

His sites confirm the conservative blogger died in LA this morning

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart's Big Government today confirmed that its founder died early this morning at the age of 43. "With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce" that "Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," it reports.... More »

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