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Todd: Michigan is known for its great upsets

Todd: Michigan is known for its great upsets

02/27/12 07:00PM

"Michigan is just known for its great upsets," says NBC News' Chuck Todd. "George Wallace in '72, Ted Kennedy defeating Carter here. You had Jesse Jackson winning here, upsetting Michael Dukakis." So what will happen in the state's Tuesday primary?... watch

Washington Post says Santorum 'wrong man to be president'

Washington Post says Santorum 'wrong man to be president'

02/27/12 03:03PM

The Washington Post's editorial board has issued its opinion about Rick Santorum:When he so misreads Mr. Kennedy, when he perceives a war that does not exist, he shows a lack of appreciation for the First Amendment. When he accuses President Obama of harboring a “phony theology” — “Not a theology based on Bible. A different theology” — it seems he does not understand the line between policy and religion. Mr. Santorum later explained that he was not questioning Mr. Obama’s faith, only his environmental policy. read more

An excerpt from Douglas MacKinnon's "Rolling Pennies in the Dark"

An excerpt from Douglas MacKinnon's "Rolling Pennies in the Dark"

02/27/12 12:14PM

A Stabbing Precedes the GunfireIt really does hurt to get stabbed.I had just landed a punch to the side of a rival’s head. As he yelped in pain and fell out of the way, I felt a hand grab me by the right shoulder and spin me completely around. A millisecond after completing the turn, I saw a knife blade arching up toward my midsection. I instinctively turned sideways to shield my stomach and chest. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, February 27, 2012

02/27/12 10:01AM

GHASTLY OUTDATED PARTYBY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMESThe contenders in the Hester Prynne primaries are tripping over one another trying to be the most radical, unreasonable and insane candidate they can be. They pounce on any traces of sanity in the other candidates — be it humanity toward women, compassion toward immigrants or the willingness to make the rich pay a nickel more in taxes — and try to destroy them with it... read more

Mitt Romney walks past the number 26 Ford, driven by Tony Raines, with advertising for Rick Santorum, at the Daytona 500 Sunday.

Caption contest: Mitt Romney has a close encounter with the Santorum car

02/27/12 08:09AM

Updated Feb. 29, 4 p.m. ET:Scroll down to see the best of your captions!Original post:With Tuesday's primary looming in Michigan, the GOP presidential hopeful took a stroll around the Daytona 500 on Sunday, checking out the cars, chatting with drivers and signing autographs.He even approached a car sponsored by the rival Santorum campaign, plastered with "Rick 2012" signage. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, Feb. 27

02/27/12 05:47AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?NYT: Outrage over Quran burnings complicates US pullout'The Artist' takes home best picture at OscarsBattleground Poll: As GOP race takes toll, Obama inches upRick Santorum will join Mitt Romney in having Secret Service protection.WikiLeaks publishes intelligence firm's emailsMitt Romney: My friends own NASCAR teamsPlot to kill PM Vladimir Putin foiled, pro-government TV channel reports read more