Newt Gingrich notched a home-field primary win in Georgia, and Mitt Romney moved ahead in Virginia and Vermont as Republican presidential rivals battled coast to coast in a 10-state Super Tuesday showdown.
As the Super Tuesday results are being digested, hopes will surely linger for a last-minute dream candidate to lap today's Republican presidential field.
At a time when Americans consider the lack- luster Obama econ- omy to be the No. 1 issue facing the country, Rick Santorum this week was suggesting that other issues deserve equal treatment.
Mitt Romney emerged the winner of Super Tuesday, taking more than half of the 10 presidential caucuses and primaries and claiming victory in the critical showdown state of Ohio — though chief challenger Rick Santorum's three victories solidified his claim as the heartland's conservative alternative.
Mitt Romney, showing signs of walking away from his nomination rivals in national polls, may be walking off with rival Newt Gingrich's signature issue: energy.
Virginia swing status on hold Tuesday; Prince George's bag tax still alive in assembly; D.C. collected $93M in 2011 parking-ticket fines; D.C. paid roughly $700K in Medicaid for the dead; D.C. sewer authority pays bonus despite vow to save; D.C. man fatally stabbed over dog; D.C. voters face registration deadline for primary.
This week's Super Tuesday contests could prove to be the turning point for the Republican nomination for president. Voters go to the polls in 10 states, with 437 delegates up for the taking. There's still a long way to go with 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination, but a good Super Tuesday showing can propel a campaign toward the finish line. With five straight wins, Mitt Romney has taken the momentum away from Rick Santorum, but - at this point - anyone could still come out on top.
The four Republican presidential hopefuls are simultaneously frantic, energized and poised to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Cable news channels are ramping up Super Tuesdat coverage like it's New Year's Eve. Or Halloween.
Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, on Monday urged the United States to launch airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime to force him out of power — a call for dramatic military intervention that wasn't supported by the Obama administration or its European or Arab partners.