Caffeinated Thoughts. Santorum is doing well in some critical polls; but tonight’s primaries will set the tone for the rest of the campaign.
PPP. Obama vs. Santorum 52-40, O vs. Paul 51-38, O vs. Romney 53-38.
Weekly Standard. “In order to make sure gays and lesbians are adequately represented on the judicial bench, the state of California is requiring all judges and justices to reveal their sexual orientation.”
WND. “How can Ron Paul be so right about domestic economic issues and so wrong about … well, just about everything else?”
WND. Popular support of commonsense decency helps Santorum.
Huffington Post. The 4th Amendment benefits conservatives, too.
The New American. Atheist Ernest Perce V, dressed as “Zombie Mohammed” was assaulted by a Muslim and denied justice by an activist judge.
The New American. Sweden intensifies its persecution of homeschoolers; Jonas Himmelstrand, the president of the Swedish Association for Home Education (ROHUS), flees to Finland.
Christian Newswire. ”Mitt Romney says he’s pro-life, but actions speak louder than words.”
Jill Stanek. “…something the Obama administration has said is a deal-breaker for the nearly $40 million-per-year state-federal Medicaid program.”
Christian Post. A federal court has struck down a Washington State mandate that pharmacists carry the “morning after” pill.
Christian Post. Children in Quebec cannot opt out of a public school religion class, even if their parents take issue with the curriculum.
Christian Post. Gingrich: “He is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States period.”
Wintery Knight. “Ron Paul, far from being pro-life, would allow abortion on demand in 16 to 28 states, many of them the most populous states in the union”
Reuters. The US and Israel “are coordinated on steps being taken to combat Iran’s perceived nuclear threat”.
The Hindu. “Iranian warships have crossed the Suez Canal on their return from the Syrian port of Tartus.”
Reuters. Santorum’s common touch has helped him top opinion polls in the industrial states of MI and OH.
Washington Post. Obama campaign sees Santorum’s ability to connect with the population that is most disillusioned with Obama: white, blue-collar voters.
Christian Post. Santorum “is winning presidential primaries and caucuses because of Mitt Romney’s Rockefeller problem.”
Christian Post.” Iran will no longer allow Friday services in Farsi; the last two officially registered churches must discontinue them.
Christian Post. “Police have not been able to gather evidence of “conversion by allurement” against Pastor Khanna.”
Jill Stanek. Abortion proponents try to shift focus because abortion is not a winning issue with young people and women.
The Right Planet. Sen. Lee responds to Reid’s threats to advise Obama to make all appointments via “recess” appt.
Grassley. Calls for investigation: “The law is intended to prevent exactly what this agency is accused of doing.”
Bleeding Heartland. “Mitt Romney basically thinks conservatism is like a ‘disease.’”
Conservative Daily News. “The General Welfare Clause is actually a restriction on Congress rather than a grant of broader power.”
Cincinnati. Wins a straw poll in Akron; picks up endorsement of Summit County chairman, Alex Arshinkoff; gets favorable introduction from OH Speaker, William Batchelder.
Des Moines Register. Paul, Santorum, and Romney all beat Obama in hypothetical match-up.
Daily Mail. Obama lauded South Carolina Boeing workers – just months after he tried to close the factory there.
Politico. “Santorum has, in the days since his triple wins, contrasted with Mitt Romney in the extent to which his campaign has been not about tactics, but a message.”
Caffeinated Thoughts. The marquee sparked personal threats, pornographic emails, vitriol.
Polling Report. Santorum 32, Romney 31 nationally.
ABC News. This donation “would raise the Adelson family’s contribution to $21 million.”
Washington Post. “The bill now heads to the House, where it is expected to pass.”
Stand True. FB: it is OK to post DIY abortion instructions including how to illegally obtain the drugs. But prolife image is killed.
Operation Rescue. One of the questions is which state did the babies die in.
National Review. “The Tea Party isn’t dead. It’s just looking down ballot.”
Anniston Star. Shronta Marie Clifton allegedly shot a pregnant woman in the gut after an argument 1/31.
CNN. Today Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab sentenced to life in prison for failed attack in 2009.