Rick Santorum: “We are going to win” the Pennsylvania Primary. Whether or not he does, it doesn’t really matter. Mitt Romney is too far ahead. It’s likely that Santorum is staying in the race just to continue getting his social conservative message out there and show he has support for it amongst the public, which helps his political standing.
Obama Believes Women Should be Admitted to Augusta. Augusta National is a golf course in Georgia and is the site of one of the major golf tournaments, the Master’s, which is coming up next week. Obama said he believes that women should be admitted to the club and the chairman of Augusta basically said ‘eh.’
The United Nations Pressures Syria to Heed Peace Plan. Kofi Annan, a former secretary general of the United Nations, recently brokered a cease fire between the Syrian regime and rebel fighters. Many were skeptical that it would actually work and indeed it hasn’t. And now the U.N. is pressuring both sides to stick to the plan and the truce.
U.S. Unemployment Claims Hit Four-Year Low. The latest promising sign that the economy is picking back up, although it continues to advance slowly.
Greeks Grapple With the A Very Public Suicide. A 77-year-old pensioneer shot himself in the head outside of the Greek parliament building this week saying that he could no longer bear the burden of his debts. Greece has had to go through a number of austerity measures as part of getting EU loans. The unemployment rate is skyrocketing in the Aegean country.