POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, February 6, 2012
February 6th, 2012
04:13 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, February 6, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Romney scores Nevada win as race heads to other states
Mitt Romney swept into victory in the Nevada caucuses, sliding back into frontrunner status with his second win in a row as the race for the Republican nomination heads to other states.

CNN: Gingrich outlines a survival strategy
On his heels after two straight primary defeats to rival Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insists he is in the Republican presidential race until the August nominating convention.

CNN: Nevada runners up, Paul and Santorum vow to continue campaigns
The two trailing contenders in the recent Florida primary and Nevada caucuses said Sunday they would stay in the GOP presidential race and criticized front-runner Mitt Romney and main challenger Newt Gingrich as flawed candidates.

CNN: Crowley: Mood might mean more than stats come election time
Suppose they held an election, and the economy got better. Just last month, the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in almost three years.

NATIONAL:

CNN: Official: Missing woman's husband blows up house to kill himself, 2 sons
Minutes after locking out a social worker who'd brought his two sons for a visit, a man in Washington state blew up his house on Sunday - killing himself and his boys, whose mother went missing more than two years ago, a sheriff's spokesman said.

CNN: Giants edge Patriots in thriller; it was Madonna dance party at half
Triumphing in a thriller, quarterback Eli Manning led the New York Giants on Sunday to their second Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in four years.

CNN: Long-lost identities of slaves uncovered in old Virginia papers
A historical society in Virginia, where slavery began in the American colonies in 1619, has discovered the identities of 3,200 slaves from unpublished private documents, providing new information for today's descendants in a first-of-its-kind online database, society officials say.

CNN: Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group after Torah ceremony
Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League over an incident in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and crowned "king."

INTERNATIONAL:

CNN: Rockets, mortars rain down on Syrian city, opposition says
As international leaders wrestled over the weekend how to deal with the crisis in Syria, much of the nation remained engulfed in violence - including attacks by government forces on one embattled city that the opposition Syrian National Council described as a "massacre."

CNN: Libya's Saif Gadhafi could be tried within weeks, official says
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Libya's deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi, could go on trial "within weeks or months," the country's interior minister said Sunday.

CNN: Protesters clash with police in Cairo as anger mounts
Demonstrators clashed with police outside the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Sunday as anger mounts over a deadly stampede at a soccer match that killed dozens last week.

CNN: Military aircraft dispatched in Australia floods
Authorities were using military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane Sunday to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by rising floodwaters in the eastern Australian state of Queensland, the government said.

BUSINESS:

CNN Money: Stocks: Let the good times roll?
Stocks surged last week to their highest levels in years, but there are few key economic reports slated for the week ahead to sustain the rally.

CNN Money: Chrysler is king of the Super Bowl spots
Once again, Chrysler's Super Bowl ad won the hearts and minds of football fans, this time with a little help from Clint Eastwood and, of course, Detroit.

CNN Money: Ford calls foul on Chevy Super Bowl ad
General Motors ignored a request from Ford Motor Co. and ran a humorous Chevrolet truck ad during the Super Bowl that takes a slap at Ford.

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