- Iran, in a single day, touted its nuclear ability, threatened to cut oil exports to Europe, and raised the possibility of talks about its nuclear ambitions. Standard day of diplomacy with Iran.
- Karzai confirms three-way U.S., Afghan, Taliban talks have taken place.
- Syria, which has slipped from the front page of the Washington Post, continues to be gripped with violence as the state has begun assaulting Deraa.
- A suspected US drone strike killed six in Pakistan.
- A Chinese leader and his love for an Iowa town.
- A deal was struck late last night to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits in Congress. But many are bearish on the prospects Congress does anything else this year.
- Santorum released his tax returns which showed income of over $900,000 in 2010, a substantial sum but nothing compared to the millions gained by his GOP rival, Mitt Romney. NPR discusses how Romney might be able to combat this latest Santorum surge.
- The expiration of a wind power tax credit could end the industry and result in lost jobs. In other energy news, federal lawyers in New Orleans are preparing for one of the largest, most complex environment lawsuits in history against BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that imperiled the gulf for months.
- Marco Rubio tries to flex his muscle, ends up alienating some Hispanic voters.