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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are reportedly in couples therapy in a bid to save their marriage. Can California's former first couple pull it off?

The pair, who split in 2011 after news broke that Arnold fathered a secret child with their housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena, has been married 26 years.

Apparently that's more than reason enough for the couple to make a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, according to Thursday’s New York Post.

Sources told the Post that the devoutly Catholic Shriver can’t bear the thought of divorce, while The Terminator star realizes the gravity of his mistake.

Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Arnold is desperate to save the marriage; he and Maria are having counseling to work through their issues to get back together,” a friend told the paper.

“Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn’t believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the profound heartbreak and humiliation she endured by him.”

“He is promising the moon and telling Maria he has completely changed his ways. All of Maria’s friends are warning her to be careful, saying he’ll never change."

“Arnold is going all out to win her back, mostly because he feels bad and he can't live without her, and partly because he has no political clout without her."

"Winning her back would be the best way to show the world he has been forgiven for his transgressions,” said the supposed insider to the Post.

Think they'll get back together? Should they?

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Andrew Breitbart, political journalist and founder of the popular news website Breitbart (dot) com, has died. He passed away earlier today at the age of 43.

According to his website, Breitbart died "unexpectedly from natural causes" shortly after midnight this morning in L.A. He was married with four children.

A statement on Breitbart from his family reads, "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior."

Andrew Brietbart

Andrew Breitbart's father-in-law told reporters that the writer, who broke the Anthony Weiner penis pic story, was walking near his home when he collapsed.

The father-in-law says someone saw Andrew collapse and called paramedics, who raced to the scene and tried to revive hi, but were unable to do so.

Breitbart was then transported to UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. According to reports, Breitbart suffered from heart problems last year.

Law enforcement sources say the LAPD is investigating the death.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won Wyoming's presidential caucus vote, a series of county straw polls that took place over the last three weeks.

At 39 percent, Romney bested Rick Santorum (32 percent), Ron Paul (21 percent) and Newt Gingrich (8 percent). The Wyoming GOP released the results Wednesday.

Like Iowa's caucus, Wyoming's is not binding and will in no way affect the state's 29 delegates to the national convention, where the nominee will be formally chosen.

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More attention will likely be paid to Wyoming's county conventions, held March 6-10, which will directly elect 12 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Its April state convention, which will elect another 14 delegates ... none of which will be allocated (or "bound") to any of the four remaining presidential candidate.

Each will have to announce support for a candidate or "undecided." Confused yet?

Only 2,108 total votes were cast in Wyoming, the least populous U.S. state (fun fact). Nevada, the next smallest caucus to date, saw more than 30,000 GOP votes.

Also like in Iowa, the precinct caucuses served another function, besides recording a presidential-preference vote: electing delegates to Wyoming's later conventions.

If Romney's win in Wyoming is any indication, he'll receive more backing than his rivals from Wyoming's unbound national delegates at the GOP convention.

Romney won Michigan and Arizona Tuesday. Ten states cast ballots next week, on Super Tuesday, in an increasingly important date for his three competitors.

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Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary narrowly over Rick Santorum Tuesday, reclaiming some momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

He also won Arizona, by a much bigger margin.

Romney needed to win both, but especially Michigan (where he grew up when his father was governor) to assert his ability to regain his tarnished frontrunner status.

A Santorum win in Michigan would have raised questions about how strong a candidate Romney is within the GOP, and even a narrow defeat may have done so.

Nevertheless, Romney was 2-for-2 last night. Whether that gives him a critical boost heading into 10 "Super Tuesday" primaries March 6 remains an open question.

Empirically, Michigan's 30 delegates to the Republican convention, where the nominee is actually chosen this summer, will be allocated on a proportional basis.

That's in contrast to Romney's victory in Arizona, which was both expected and more thorough, netting him all 29 delegates in that state's winner-take-all primary.

Santorum portrayed his Michigan defeat as better than expected, even after leading in the polls earlier this month, given Romney's financial and territorial edge.

"This was going to be Romney's night. The question was how big. And it wasn't very big," Santorum said, adding that it's a "two-person race right now" with Mitt.

Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, despite finishing a distant third and fourth Tuesday, have both indicated they are still in this for the long haul to amass delegates.

The Arizona and Michigan primary results, according to Real Clear Politics:

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Being an unabashed, raging homophobe, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum lends himself to a certain degree of mockery, such as this recent headline about a recent rally in which he blasted Obama in Cumming, Georgia.

Maybe we need to get our minds out of the gutter, but that's classic.

So is this one. Really? That's the actual headline?! Truly amazing ...

Santorum Comes From Behind

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Comedian Bill Maher announced during a comedy special Thursday night that he would donate $1 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action Super PAC.

The host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher dropped the (money) bomb at the end of "CrazyStupidPolitics," streamed live on Yahoo. He said the following:

"I would like tonight to announce a donation to the Obama super PAC, which has the very unfortunate tongue-twister name Priority [sic] USA Action."

"I know, it was named by Borat," Maher said. "But tonight, I would like to give that PAC one million dollars," prompting cheers from the audience.

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  • President Obama Photo

The donation, manifested onstage in the form of one of those oversized checks, provides a significant boost to the pro-Obama Super PAC's coffers.

The group raised less than $59,000 in the month of January and $4.4 million overall ... not even that much more than the Colbert Super PAC really.

Super PACs can raise unlimited amounts of cash to support political causes, but are not permitted to coordinate their activities with candidates they favor.

Bill Maher said that a 2012 Obama victory was "worth a million dollars" and described the donation as  "the wisest investment I think I could make."

He encouraged other wealthy donors to give to the group as well.

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The sex tape featuring John Edwards and Rielle Hunter going at it will be destroyed as part of a settlement between Hunter and ex-Edwards aide Andrew Young.

The imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and Hunter was mandated as per the agreement between Rielle, Edwards' ex-plaything, and Young.

Orange County, N.C., Superior Court Judge Carl Fox on Thursday signed the settlement agreement between Andrew Young, his wife and Rielle Hunter.

Hunter sued the pair, who ended up with the John Edwards sex tape somehow.

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  • Rielle Hunter and Quinn

Hunter accused Andrew and Cheri Young of invasion of privacy, and sought to reclaim "materials" she said belong to her, including personal photos and the sex tape.

While the settlement addresses the transfer and destruction of videos, photos and other documents, no money was awarded and the Youngs admit no liability.

The court clerk has the honor of physically destroying the sex tape.

Meanwhile, the Youngs must make a good-faith effort to ensure that the copy of the video that they gave to the U.S. government is likewise destroyed.

The former aide will get back his family videos and pics, though they can't monetize any including Rielle Hunter or her daughter, Edwards' love child.

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If you're running for national office, lovable Seinfeld loser George Costanza may not be a figure you should readily and enthusiastically equate yourself to.

But Mitt Romney did, and now Jason Alexander is commenting on it.

In his opening remarks at the Arizona Republican debate Wednesday, Mitt said, "I want to restore America's promise, and I'm going to do that."

Before he could continue, the crowd began applauding, so the candidate quipped, "As George Costanza would say, 'when they're applauding, stop.'"

Romney and Alexander

Jason Alexander, who played Costanza on the long-running series, used it as an opening to poke some fun at Romney and his penchant for changing positions.

He tweets, "Thrilled that Gov. Romney enjoys my old character. I enjoyed the character he used 2 b 2. If he'd embrace that again, he'd b a great candidate."

Ohhhh, snap.

Just FYI, the actual quote was spoken from Jerry Seinfeld, speaking to George about how to end a conversation, though Constanza famously followed the advice.

Seinfeld says, "When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off." Still, for the purposes of Romney's use, he was close enough this time.

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As has become our post-debate tradition, here's a highlight reel of last night's Republican CNN gathering in Arizona ... featuring Ron Paul and only Ron Paul.

He may be marginalized by the mainstream media, but he's shown no signs of quitting the GOP race, and was dishing it out left and right Wednesday.

Like a boss.

In particular, Paul took it to Rick Santorum so hard over his federal spending record, some are speculating that he made an alliance with Mitt Romney.

It's probably just that - speculation - but make no mistake, the Texas Congressman was on his game at last night's Republican debate. Take a look:

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WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning was formally charged on Thursday ahead of a court-martial that could see the US soldier sentenced to life in prison.

Manning was charged with 22 crimes, the most serious of which is "aiding the enemy," for allegedly turning over a trove of classified U.S. documents.

The information was later published by WikiLeaks in one of the most serious intelligence breaches in American history, and Manning has been charged accordingly.

The 24-year-old Manning is accused of passing along hundreds of thousands of military field reports from Iraq and Afghanistan and US diplomatic cables.

WikiLeaks got them from November 2009-May 2010, when he was serving in Iraq.

The leak of the military documents shed light on civilian deaths, while the diplomatic cables sparked a firestorm within the State Department by disclosing the private remarks of heads of state and candid observations by senior U.S. officials.

The U.S. government slammed WikiLeaks, saying it threatened national security and even the lives of foreigners working with the military and U.S. embassies.

WikiLeaks supporters view the site as an important freedom of information source, a whistleblower that exposed wrongdoing, calling Manning as a political prisoner.

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