Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire, a mysterious death in Iran, and Michelle Obama speaks at VCU

Mitt Romney earned himself a fairly sizable win in New Hampshire, further establishing his Republican front-runner status. However, his involvement with Bain has given some people pause. Michelle Obama paid a visit to VCU to build support for a great cause, and what exactly happened over in Iran?


Mitt Romney won the nation’s second Republican Primary, coming in first with 39% of the vote in New Hampshire. That gives the former Governor two straight victories–albeit the first one was insanely close. Up next is South Carolina on January 21st where Romney has a pretty sizable lead in the polls.


First Lady Obama stopped by VCU on Wednesday to announce a commitment (part of the larger “Joining Forces” initiative) between medical colleges to research Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. VCU was selected to host the First Lady’s speech because of their already strong work with TBI and their relationship with Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center Veterans Affairs Hospital.

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Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a 32-year-old Iranian scientist that was linked to the middle eastern country’s nuclear program, was killed by a “bomb-wielding assailant” on Wednesday in Tehran during rush hour. The fact that no one has taken responsibility for the murder has caused many people across the world to speculate as to who to the organizers, with the U.S. and Israel being the two names at the top of most lists.


Head of an Army tribunal tasked with hearing the case against former intelligence analyist Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked US government documents to WikiLeaks, has recommended that Manning’s charges be referred to “general court martial.” Manning was arrested in May 2010. Prosecutors argue that Manning deliberately colluded with WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, while Manning’s defense attorneys argue that their client struggled with personal issues, including his gender identity. How that justifies Manning’s alleged actions, who knows!?!


On the heels of his New Hampshire win, leading Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, began a counter-offensive against those who claim that his previous involvement in Bain Capital, an investment firm Romney co-founded, needlessly fired workers after takeovers. Fellow Republican presidential hopefuls, like Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, accuse the former Massachusetts governor of leading a ruthless group. Will this affect the candidate’s chances to win the Republican nomination? Who knows!?!


photo by Gage Skidmore

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