- An Iranian student demonstration protesting British sanctions morphed into an assault on the British embassy in Tehran. Foreign Secretary William Hague says the Iranian regime is responsible for its failure to defend the embassy -- he is absolutely correct.
- The ICC--one of several international institutions lately testing its strength--issued a warrant for Laurent Gbagbo. Cote d'Ivoire
is expected tohas already turned him over.
- Serbian Kosovars attacked NATO peacekeepers. The President of Serbia has condemned these Serbs and asked that they abandon the barricades because it is harming Serbia's bid for EU membership. That's pretty incredible given the import of Kosovo to Serbia's national mythology (and given what rough shape the EU is in).
- A new Rasmussen poll has Gingrich up to 24 in New Hampshire--just 10 points behind Romney and 16 points better than he polled a month ago. Nate Silver thinks the 8-week gap between New Hampshire and Super Tuesday will break Gingrich's Big Mo should he win New Hampshire (h/t CH).
- Herman Cain, on the other hand, is reported to be reassessing his candidacy. Announcing this to senior staff on a conference call this morning, Cain noted that he had reassessed his candidacy following earlier sexual harrassment allegations.
- Jay Newton Small of TIME argues that Michele Bachmann is angling to be Romney's Veep in the Sarah Palin-John McCain model.
- The Udall Amendment was defeated today so the NDAA remains terrible and Congress is, for the sake of political points, actually weakening our ability to address terrorism.
- Finally, the Monkey Cage posted this graphic the other day -- note the inflection point in Cain's favorability rating; note also that Cain was the only candidate aside from Gingrich to have generally positive favorability trend: