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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves as he speaks at an election night event in Schaumburg, Ill., Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Romney won the Illinois Primary. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Romney continues to tap big donors

Mitt Romney continues to rely heavily on high-dollar donors to his presidential campaign, collecting more than 90 percent of his money in February from contributors who gave at least $200.

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a town hall meeting in the Student Center at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/The News-Star, Ben Corda)

Gingrich pulls no punches in Illinois loss

GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich responded to the news that Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary election and he finished in last place by delivering an electronic version of a good old-fashioned, one-two punch, which aimed at chopping down the two men who are easily outpacing him in the race to collect the magic number of delegates needed to seal up the Republican nomination.

Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh: Double standard on 'civility'

Depending on which news report you read, Rush Limbaugh has lost anywhere from a few dozen to more than a hundred advertisers since late February, when the radio talk show host called law student and contraception advocate Sandra Fluke a "slut."

Police officers gather at the site of a shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, on Monday, March 19, 2012. A father, his two sons and another child died when a gunman opened fire in front of the school. (AP Photo/Bruno Martin)

U.S. condemns shootings in France

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the United States was deeply saddened to learn of the killing of four people in a shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, on Monday morning.

Rep. Ron Paul

Paul's fundraising drops from 2008

Ron Paul has improved on his 2008 GOP presidential run in nearly every measure this year. But one glaring exception is his fundraising, where the Texas representative is actually running slightly behind where he was at this point in the last campaign, according to newly released figures.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks at First Baptist Church in Bossier City, La., on Sunday, March 18, 2012 (AP Photo/The Times, Val Horvath Davidson)

Santorum: How you treat the dog is an 'issue of character'

Late-night comedians have had a field day with the story of Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney strapping his dog in a crate atop the family station wagon for a 12-hour cross-country drive in 1983. Now it looks as if rival Republican Rick Santorum is getting in on the action.