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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Romney Wins Guam, U.S. Territories and Wyoming - Santorum Wins Kansas -
the Republican primary continues with Mitt Romney remaining the front runner.

Delegate totals are: Romney - 458, Santorum - 203, Gingrich - 118 and Paul - 66.

1,144 delegates are needed to secure the Republican Party nomination.

Coming up Tuesday are primaries in Mississippi and Alabama.

The Obama campaign has to be smiling as the Republican primary continues. has more here.


Romney Ahead in Illinois -
a recent poll by The Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV shows Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum 35% - 31%. Newt Gingrich had only 12% and Rep. Ron Paul had 7%. The Illinois primary will be held on March 20. You can read more here.


U.S. and Partners Discussing Military Options in Syria -
as the brutal crackdown on dissidents continues by the Assad regime. All options appear to be under consideration, from arming the rebels, to an air assault on air defenses. The Washington Post has more here.


U.S. Soldier Detained After Afghan Civilians Shot -
an investigation is underway surrounding the shooting of Afghanistan civilians by a U.S. soldier. Up to 16 civilians were reportedly killed. has more here.


Violence Erupts between Palestine and Israel - Israeli air strikes directed at targets in the Gaza Strip have resulted in the deaths of 17 Palestinians since Friday. Palestinians have responded by firing over 100 rockets into southern Israel, injuring six. has more here.


Holder's Justification For Killing U.S. Citizens Abroad is Flawed -
the testimony given by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder justifying the killing by U.S. Drone air strikes of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, in Yemen, fell short. The NY Times has an editorial here.


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