Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum bows his head during a prayer before addressing the Detroit Economic Club Feb. 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. According to polls, Santorum is running even in Michigan with Mitt Romney two weeks before the state's primary.
Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 8:33 am
We're not far away from the primary in Michigan, the state where Mitt Romney was born, where his father served as governor in the 1960s — and where Romney won four years ago. But the most recent polls have the latest "not Mitt" candidate — Rick Santorum — ahead.
A man is arrested where British Prime Minister David Cameron is giving a speech on Feb. 16, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prime Minister David Cameron met with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond in Edinburgh for talks on the proposed independence referendum.
Anthony Shadid had been had been reporting inside Syria on resistance to President Bashar Assad's regime when he died, reportedly of an asthma attack. Shadid was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and a Pulitzer prize winning journalist.
Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 6:25 am
Greg Mitchell writes daily forThe Nation.
Anthony Shadid, 43, perhaps the most respected US reporter covering numerous wars and battles zones throughout the Middle East and North Afrida in the past dozen years, died today in Syria. He reportedly suffered an asthma attack. His body was then carried across the border to Turkey by his New York Times colleague, photographer Tyler Hicks.