First, Mitt Romney said he was opposed to the Blunt amendment, then walked back comments saying he supports it. MSNBC hosts Lawrence O'Donnell and Melissa Harris-Perry discuss his slip-up and why it could stop him from chipping away at Santorum's momentum.
Last night, Melissa joined "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss the Blunt amendment, and this morning, the U.S. Senate is debating that amendment at this very moment on the floor before a vote. We're keeping an eye on that, and these things as well:
- The tornado that struck Harrisburg, Illinois has killed six.
- New Jersey voters' support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high. But Governor Chris Christie doesn't like it, so hey.
- Another thing Governor Christie doesn't like? The NYPD spying on Muslims in his state.
- Six African American voters in South Carolina have a redistricting lawsuit that could force the state to redraw each of its 123 districts, and they now will have their day in court.
- How much does the Ohio primary matter to the Republican presidential contenders? A whole bunch.
- We're waiting with bated breath to hear Sheriff Joe's conclusions on the President's birth certificate. In the meantime, a U.S. district judge has a (quite offensive) theory.
- Our own Rev. Al Sharpton writes about how he plans to recreate the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march.
- Slate's Dahlia Lithwick argues that Virginia's revised, non-transvaginal ultrasound bill is just as bad.
- A woman was denied communion at her own mother's funeral, because she's gay.
- Andrew Breitbart is dead.