There are big questions about Mitt Romney's ability to appeal to Latinos. Hispanic voters favor President Obama over Romney by more than two to one, according to a recent Pew poll. But not everyone is sure the president's lead will translate to votes. Host Michel Martin speaks with columnist Ruben Navarrette and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino.
On Tuesday, as he swept all five Republican presidential primaries — the first held since his last credible opponent conceded the race — Mitt Romney declared "the start of a new campaign." On Wednesday, Democrats seemed to agree, launching new swing state ads trying to link Romney to big oil.
Back in 1934, veterans of World War I put up a memorial in the Mojave Desert, setting a cross on what's known as Sunrise Rock. Private citizens have always maintained the cross even though it was on federal land. But the memorial has sparked debate for years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Park Service will give the property to Henry and Wanda Sandoz in exchange for land they own elsewhere.
Some of the agents accused of cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia say similar behavior had been overlooked in the past, The Washington Post reports. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there's no evidence of that so far.
Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is waiting for the NFL draft, and the Washington Redskins are expected to take him. In the meantime, people at a Subway sandwich shop in Manhattan made a bust of him. It's made of barbecued chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and chili peppers.
Ford's credit rating was raised from junk status to investment-grade by Fitch Ratings — it's another step in the company's turnaround. Ford nearly collapsed in 2005. Since then, it has mortgaged many of its assets, even using its blue oval logo as collateral to borrow money. Under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally, Ford has repaired its balance sheet and improved its vehicle lineup.
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