Robert Siegel talks with Mara Liasson about the potential of Tuesday's Illinois primary to bolster Mitt Romney, bruise Rick Santorum, and begin the endgame in the GOP presidential campaign. It's still possible this will prove to be another disappointing win for the frontrunner.
The House GOP released its spending blueprint Tuesday, drawing a contrast with the budget President Obama's proposed last month. In reality, both plans this year are more political documents than actual policy proposals.
While DeNiro was clearly being mock ironic by recalling the kind of comments that many whites made about blacks within living memory, he ran afoul of the unwritten rule Obama and his tight knit team of advisers have operated under going back to his 2008 campaign. Anything that reinforces racial divisions or focuses attention on the president's race should be avoided.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill that would levy a fee on land used to extract natural gas with the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique in order to fund studies on its potential environmental impacts.
As Illinois Republicans vote in their presidential primary, only one GOP candidate is expected to be in the state. Mitt Romney planned what he hopes to be a victory party Tuesday night in the Chicago suburbs.
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