Morning Brief for January 6, 2012

Here’s what you need to know:
  1. McCain leads Romney’s anti-Santorum charge in South Carolina | CNN 

    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign took its anti-earmark crusade against Rick Santorum to South Carolina on Thursday, with Romney-backer John McCain leading the charge.

  2. Obama Testing 2-Tier Strategy Against His GOP Rivals | The New York Times

    From making recess appointments to inserting himself into the Iowa caucuses, President Obama is trying to tie his rivals to the unpopular Congress.

  3. China warns US on Asia military strategy | BBC News

    China’s state media have warned the US against “flexing its muscles” after Washington unveiled a defence review switching focus to the Asia-Pacific.

  4. US Plans change in immigration rule | Associated Press

    The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States.

  5. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to seek sixth term | Los Angeles Times

    Joe Arpaio, criticized by the US Department of Justice for what it called discrimination against Latinos, said Thursday that he would seek a sixth term as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona.


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