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News In Rhyme

By Anthony Lauriello     3/14/12 7:00pm

International News

Panetta lands explosively

Leon Panetta's plane



landed in Afghanistan

a car exploded.

A car exploded on the runway that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was landing on during his trip to Afghanistan. He was not harmed in the incident.

National News

Santorum wins the south

Mitt Romney talks about how overall he has the lead

But it's not just a simple plurality of delegates that he needs

For in Mississippi and Alabama he got third instead of first

It seems in the Southern states Romney is cursed

Many in the party worry if he can win the general election

If in traditional Republican states he always faces dejection

Rick Santorum won the primaries this Tuesday in Mississippi and Alabama, with Romney placing third. While Romney commands a significant lead in delegates, his lack of support in traditional Republican strongholds raises doubt about his general election strength.

Syria represses opposition

Syria was a country in the Middle East

Whose authoritarian government gave rights the least

There is a bloody Civil War

But to many the story is a bore

And international interest has almost ceased

The Syrian government continues to violently oppress the armed opposition and has almost taken over the revolting cities of Homs and Idlib. Most international governments have taken a passive role, criticizing the Assad regime from afar, and the story has failed to receive any large amount of continued attention.



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