The High Cost of Going Negative in the GOP Campaign
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Mitt Romney's big win in Florida earned him Secret Service protection, but Gingrich, Santorum and Paul aren't conceding anything yet. As the campaign gets nastier, we'll look at the prospects for a divided Republican Party. Also, President Obama announces a new housing plan, and decoding the words people are thinking by analyzing their brain waves.
Banner image: (L-R) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann look to their grandson, who holds his ears due to the noise during his Florida primary night party January 31, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks as his wife Callista looks on during his Florida primary night party January 31, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Obama Announces New Housing Plan ()
With Republican challengers otherwise engaged, President Obama today offered a new plan for mortgage holders to re-finance. David Nakamura is a staff writer at the Washington Post.
The High Cost of Going Negative in the GOP Campaign ()
Newt Gingrich didn't make the traditional courtesy call to Mitt Romney after last night's defeat in Florida, and the message is clear: Romney's massive onslaught of TV attack ads has left the Republican Party more divided than ever, with Gingrich still leading in the national polls. As the battle heats up, Rick Santorum has hope of being the last candidate standing, and Ron Paul shows no signs of quitting. They're all on their way to Nevada, a state staggered by unemployment and home foreclosures, where Republicans will caucus on Saturday. Can they all go on until the August convention? Are they damaging the Republican cause or honing the ultimate challenge to President Obama?
- Michael Shear: New York Times, @shearm
- Larry Sabato: University of Virginia, @larrysabato
- Jeffrey Lord: American Spectator, @AmSpec
- Mona Charen: National Review Online, @mcharen
- Peter Fenn: Fenn Communications, @peterhfenn
Researchers Decode What the Brain Is Thinking ()
It's not mind-reading yet, but scientists have demonstrated a way to reconstruct words that people are thinking based on the brain waves generated by their thoughts. Brian Pasley was the lead researcher on a project at UC Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. The brain activity caused by words was analyzed to determine what surgical patients were thinking. Pasley explains how it works and what might be next.
- Brian Pasley: University of California, Berkeley
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