Rick Santorum tried to outflank Mitt Romney on a fairly sensitive issue in Detroit: government bailouts. Santorum blasted Romney for supporting the government's Wall Street bailout while loudly opposing the auto industry bailout.
A 16-year-old from Michigan named Claressa Shields is the youngest fighter competing for a place on the first-ever U.S. Olympic women's boxing team. She's facing fighters almost a decade older and much more experienced — but she's beaten the odds before.
Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. Though Mitt Romney has a home-state advantage, the former Massachusetts governor has been locked in a tight battle with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.
The company United In Purpose is going through personal data — from magazine subscriptions to NASCAR ticket purchases — to identify unregistered Christian conservatives and sign them up. UIP hopes to sway the 2012 elections by signing up 5 million new voters.
About one-third of all home purchases these days are made in cash — far above normal. Some of those buyers are investors who crowd out people who want to buy the traditional way: with a mortgage. But cash buyers are also helping to mop up the huge inventory of foreclosures around the country.
What's interesting about the Romney situation is that a presidential candidate's revelations of his wealth haven't always been seen as a gaffe. Anything but. In fact, Americans generally haven't shown an antipathy to wealthy politicians running for president or even rich presidents.
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