10:14 AM, January 11th, 2012

Frontpage: Jan. 11th

  1. Romney Rakes in $26M: Including $24 in the 4th quarter, bringing his total for the year to $56 mil. 
  2. U.S. Condemns Assad’s Speech: The U.S. and France decried Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s speech on Tuesday—his first since June—in which he blamed the country’s unrest on “foreign planning” and vowed to fight “terrorists with an iron fist.”
  3. Michelle Hasn’t Read ‘The Obamas’: The first lady won’t be picking up Jodi Kantor’s new tell-all. On CBS’s new early show, Mrs. Obama rejected dishy accounts of her clashes with White House aides in The Obamas, chalking up the controversy to a stereotype of the “angry black woman.”
  4. Bomb Kills Iranian Nuclear ScientistsAn Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by a magnetic bomb placed on his car, an attack Tehran’s deputy governor blamed on Israel.
  5. Mississippi Gov. Pardons Hundreds: Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned 193 criminals on his last day of office, an unusually high amount for the state. 

Photo: Mitt Romney celebrates his victory in New Hampshire. (Charles Ommanney for Newsweek)

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