Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has yet to win a primary, but his supporters remain enthusiastic. Robert Siegel speaks with Ron Paul supporters Christa Leonard in St. Paul, Minn., and Ken Stanton in Fort Collins, Colo., following the caucuses in those states about what's keeping them committed.
Robert Siegel speaks with Daoud Kuttab, director general of a Palestinian media organization and the Community Media Network in Amman, Jordan, about the unity agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
What happened in Karm al Zeitoun? Over the past week, reports have emerged of at least three Sunni families were brutally slaughtered by regime-backed Allawite thugs known as "shabiha." Stories of a brief but brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in the mixed neighborhood of Homs, means some people's worst fears are coming true: The conflict is becoming sectarian. Allawites, too, report killings of their own by Sunnis. Each side says the other is pushing the people toward the brink of sectarian war.
Asked this afternoon if he thinks Israel will attack his nation anytime soon in a bid to destroy work Iran is doing on nuclear technology, the Persian nation's ambassador to the United Nations told NPR, "I don't think that is going to happen."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is reportedly holding a grudge against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-Wv., over a fight between their alma maters to get into the Big 12 Conference. Last fall, the University of Louisville was jockeying with West Virginia University to jump ship from the Big East Conference to Big 12 Conference. McConnell got involved in lobbying for the Louisville Cardinals, but the NCAA eventually selected Manchin’s school.
Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown has named an acting deputy commissioner for the Department of Juvenile Justice. The position has been vacant since the beginning of the year. It will now be filled by Diana McGuire. McGuire served as division director for the department since 2001. She was responsible for overall administration of the Eastern Region Division for Juvenile Justice.