Mitt Romney's losses on Tuesday in Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma (despite wins in Ohio and elsewhere) compound a problem he has had all year — an inability to appeal to Southern voters. With Alabama and Mississippi holding the next primaries, the region could cause him further aggravation.
Back then local leaders were asked to make predictions about the future. They were wrong in guessing that mail would be delivered by rockets. But the former University of Utah president predicted giant flat-screen TVs like wall panels.
President Obama began Tuesday's news conference talking about the U.S. housing market. He said in many ways the U.S. economy is getting stronger but millions of Americans can't find jobs, and millions more are having trouble paying the rent or mortgage.
When Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. More than three years later, Lehman is emerging from Chapter 11. The firm is really just back in business to liquidate itself. Lehman has about $65 billion in assets that it intends to distribute among its many creditors starting next month.
Ten states voted in Super Tuesday's primaries and caucuses. At the end of the night, the map was a jigsaw puzzle of wins for Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. The most hard-fought state was Ohio, and Romney managed to squeak out a win.
President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference Tuesday. He bluntly challenged Republican critics of his Iran policy — saying the stakes are too high to let politics intrude. The news conference was designed to steal some of the spotlight from GOP presidential hopefuls on Super Tuesday.
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