That’s All Folks: Romney takes New Hampshire, with Ron Paul finishing second.
Frontpage: Jan. 10th
- 29 Killed in Pakistan Bombing: At least 29 people were killed and another 44 people were wounded Tuesday in a bombing in northwest Pakistan, in the region used as a supply route for NATO forces into Afghanistan.
- New Hampshire Primary Begins: Today’s the big day. New Hampshire residents begin voting in their primary today. Romney is polling between 35 and 40%, and thus is expected to win easily. Second place, however, is another question.
- Syria’s Assad Promises ‘Iron Fist’: In his first speech since June, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told his people that he’s not going anywhere. Once again blaming unrest on “foreign planning,” Assad promised to fight “terrorists with an iron fist.”
- U.S. Warns Iran: The U.S. has shot back at Iran, saying the enrichment of uranium has escalated the nation’s violations of U.N. resolutions.
- Opposition Leader Will Run in Burma: Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi may finally get to take office after 15 years spent under house arrest. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate confirms that she will run for Parliament this April.
Photo: Newt Gingrich poses with participants of a town hall meeting in the cafeteria of Salem High School in Salem, NH. The woman at left is wearing a lobster hat. (Khue Bui for Newsweek)
Frontpage: Jan. 5th
- Candidates Descend on NH: The Republican circus packed up in Iowa and headed straight to New Hampshire Wednesday. Most significantly, Mitt Romney accepted the endorsement of John McCain.
- U.S. to Cut Thousands of Troops: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama will announce a new military budget that cuts troops by 10 to 15%.
- Death Penalty Sought for Mubarak: Egyptian prosecutors are seeking death by hanging for the former president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and some of his former aides. They are on trial for ordering the shooting deaths of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square last February.
- Herman Cain to Launch Bus Tour: Cain will begin a national bus tour touting his 9-9-9 tax plan, a tour he is calling “Cain’s Solutions Revolution.”
- Bombs Kill Dozen in Iraq: Four bombs killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more in Shiite areas of Baghdad, further raising the specter of civil war.
Photo: Workers listen to Jon Huntsman give a speech in Pittsfield, N.H. (Matt Rourke)