Mitt Romney was forced into damage control mode yesterday, holding a brief press conference to respond to his aide’s “Etch A Sketch” comment. “The issues I’m running on will be exactly the same,” he told reporters.
Would Mitt Romney be the most unpopular nominee ever? He currently has the worst favorable-unfavorable split of any major nominee in 36 years, the Daily Beast notes.
Faced with growing public outcry, the city council in Sanford, Florida passed a vote of no confidence on Police Chief Bill Lee over his handling of the murder of Trayvon Martin. Lee has continued to defend the department’s decision not to arrest shooter George Zimmerman.
The man who admitted to a recent shooting at a Jewish school in France died this morning after a 30 hour stand off with police. Authorities had been hoping to arrest him alive, but the man jumped out of a window firing a weapon.
By a vote of 133-202, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire House defeated a bill to repeal marriage equality in the Granite State.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation continues to see fallout from its decision to defund Planned Parenthood. The chief executives of Komen affiliates in New York and Oregon have announced depatures, and questions remain about the charity’s fundraising ability, as staff are being told to anticipate a drop in revenue for the coming fiscal year.
Republican candidates are dragging their religion front and center on the campaign trail, and a new poll shows that a record number of Americans are turned off by it, saying politicians are “overdoing it” with their public expressions of religion.
Over the last decade, federal workers who are Latino, Asian, and African-American have made the most gains in securing senior-level positions, according to a new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Of the 2.8 million federal employees in 2010, 56 percent were men, 44 percent were women, and 35 percent were minorities.
And finally: Little Rock, Arkansas just named their airport after Bill and Hillary Clinton. It may be the first airport in the U.S. named after a woman, even if only partially.