President Obama's pick to lead the World Bank is an unconventional choice with a background in global health and development. The current monetary group head has a trade and economic background. Jim Yong Kim currently serves as president of Dartmouth College.
A U.S. Army staff sergeant's alleged massacre of Afghan civilians has raised calls for the U.S. to leave Afghanistan before the end-of-2014 timetable set by President Obama. Even some Republican presidential candidates are saying it is time to end the war. But not Mitt Romney.
Paul Clement is the lead lawyer for those challenging Obama's health care law in the Supreme Court next week. Clement is described as a walking superlative — once the youngest-ever U.S. solicitor general and now, at 45, a pre-eminent advocate who has argued an astonishing 57 cases before the court.
Louisiana holds its Republican primary on Saturday. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum — who holds a commanding lead in the state — spent the day campaigning there. A spectator said the former Pennsylvania senator should imagine President Obama was the target.
Mitt Romney has an impressive victory in Illinois, gets Jeb Bush's backing, revives the inevitability argument and then gets bogged down in an Etch A Sketch distraction. Plus: Illinois primary results, and Barbara Mikulski breaks a record. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving have this week's roundup.
Obama will nominate Dartmouth's president to head the World Bank... Friday is the second anniversary of Obama's signing the Affordable Care Act into law... Mitt Romney met Thursday with congressional Republicans to vow he would repeal the health law and say he was running to save the nation.
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