A.M. Links: Newt Gingrich Accuses Fox News of Romney Bias, Mali Gets an Interim President, Dinosaurs in Outer Space


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    Newt Gingrich accused Fox News of "Romney bias" at a Tea Party meeting where he talked about the arc of his presidential campaign, also claiming conservative commentators harbored "personal jealousy" against him  and offering that the Republican Party "doesn't like to read books."

  • The head of Mali's national assembly Dioncounda Traore was sworn in as President three weeks after a coup deposed the previous President.
  • A standoff in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China over the Scarborough Shoal continues as the Philippines sent a second vessel to the disputed islands.
  • The median salary for women at the White House is 18% lower than for men, according to the White House's  latest staff report.
  • Ratings indicate "must see TV" is not so much of a must see anymore.
  • A Columbia University organic chemistry professor suggests dinosaurs could rule outer space, noting that dinosaur DNA could have travelled to nearby star systems on ejecta from the meteor impact that killed off dinosaurs on Earth.

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