In The Star:
- Mark Morris reports on the strong objections by federal prosecutors to Katheryn Shields' request to release the evidence in her mortgage fraud case.
- In his column, Steve Penn looks at the Freedom Inc. endorsements in the mayoral primary.
- David Klepper reports on the corporate tax cut moving through the Kansas Legslature.
- Tim Hoover covered a Missouri Senate committee hearing on a bill that would make it easier for homeowners to use deadly force.
- Brian Burnes sat down for a Q&A with Helen Thomas, who spoke yesterday in Independence.
Elsewhere: Selections from The Hotline's "Wake-Up Call," ABC's The Note and others.
- Mitt Romney will officially announce his presidential bid today in Michigan. ABCNews has a preview. As for why he's announcing in Michigan, the Boston Globe says it "can be explained in two words: history and politics."
- A CBS News poll finds 44 percent believe Congress should pass a non-binding Iraq resolution but that 45 percent believe Congress should not pass it. In House debate today Minority Leader John Boehner will say: "Lincoln could have given up. ... But he didn't."
- The Boston Globe reports that some liberal congressional Democrats are disappointed to be voting on "a two-paragraph, non binding resolution disagreeing with Bush's decision to send additional troops to Iraq," rather than debating cutting off funding entirely.
- In an interview with C-SPAN, President Bush commented that the news on Iraq is taking a toll on his father, Bush 41. "I'm actually more concerned about him than I ever have been in my life because he's paying too much attention to the news" said Bush. ABC News' Teddy Davis has more.
- A couple of columnists offer thoughts on Sen. Hillary Clinton's war position: "I don't want to know how President Bush failed Hillary Clinton. I want to know how she failed her country," writes The Washington Post's Richard Cohen. In the Boston Globe, Peter Canellos writes: "When Hillary Rodham Clinton declared in New Hampshire last weekend that she had merely voted to give President Bush 'the authority to send inspectors back in to determine the truth' in Iraq, and not 'to authorize preemptive war,' she was putting her own generous spin on a resolution that was unambiguous in granting the power to go to war in Iraq."
- Amanda Marcotte, one of those controversial bloggers for John Edwards, announced her resignation last night. Here's the AP.
Posted by Keith Chrostowski