12:21 PM, April 6th, 2012

Frontpage: Friday, Apr 6th

  1. Syria Broadens Damacus AttackDespite agreeing to a ceasefire that would have gone into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, Syrian government troops broadened an offensive against opposition fighters in three Damascus neighborhoods on Friday, with fierce fighting breaking out. 
  2. Economy Added Only 120K JobsBad news: the streak of robust hiring in the U.S. economy has come to a close. After three months of at least 200,000 new jobs added, the U.S. produced only 120,000 jobs in March, a disappointing number that was lower than expected. 
  3. Bella Santorum Taken to HospitalRick Santorum’s three-year-old daughter Bella was taken to the hospital on Friday, according to his campaign spokesman. The Santorum campaign did not release any more details, except asking in a statement for “privacy and prayers as Bella works her way to recovery.” 
  4. Obama: ‘Cannot Wait for Romney’: President Barack Obama told supporters at a fund-raising dinner on Thursday night in Washington that he “cannot wait” to compare and contrast his plan for America with what the Republicans bring to the table this election cycle. 
  5. Report: Malawi President Dies: Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika reportedly died from a heart attack Thursday, doctors and cabinet ministers told the BBC, though the official announcement has not yet been made. State media reported that he was flown to a South African hospital, but sources told Reuters that Mutharika was dead when he was rushed to a hospital in Lilongwe. 

Photo: Today is Bring Your Dog to Work Day at Newsweek & The Daily Beast!!! Via nwktumblr:

This is Ellie. She works in sales after being rescued from an Alabama construction site. Sumbuddy needs a little doggie hard hat!

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