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February 14th, 2008
07:01 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning Folks!!! Happy Thursday...Did you watch Roger Clemens on the hill yesterday...it was must see TV. Check out the re-cap in Top Stories. Someone was lying yesterday and we may never know who... 

Things are quiet in Raw Politics today, there is lots of chatter about Hillary losing support, but I wouldn't count her out just yet...  AND many people are talking about the other woman on the trail...Michelle Obama.

PLUS there is just a bizarre story of a man, in a wheelchair, taken into custody and the arresting officer did NOT believe he was handicapped, so she dumped him on the floor - JUST OUTRAGEOUS!!!  AND it is Valentines Day...so scroll down and find out "why we flirt."  

Top Stories
Earthquake in Greece...
A strong earthquake struck southern Greece just after midday Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its Web site.The 6.7 magnitude quake was centered about 140 miles (230 km) southwest of the capital, Athens, and was located about 12 miles offshore.

Senator Craig - "you discredited the chamber"
The Senate Ethics Committee issued a "letter of admonition" to Sen. Larry Craig on Wednesday in connection with his arrest in a Minneapolis airport sex sting last year.

Steroid showdown...
Legendary baseball pitcher Roger Clemens faced the trainer who has accused him of using steroids and human growth hormone and repeatedly denied the charges during a contentious congressional hearing yesterday that left lawmakers deeply divided about whom to believe and uncertain whether Clemens should face a federal investigation for possible perjury.

Don't under-estimate OBL...
Michael Scheuer is a worried man—and an angry one. He's worried by what he regards as the United States's failure to devise a successful strategy against Osama bin Laden and angered by what he sees as the political timidity behind that failure.

3 kids taken at gunpoint...
Police say the children were taken Wednesday from their foster parents by the children's parents in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Carson, Calif.

Raw Politics
Obama under fire...
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, moving into front-runner status following a week of eight straight wins, is facing a new rival, exchanging fire with John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee.

Michelle Obama takes to the trail...
There is no confusing Michelle Obama for her husband on the campaign trail.

Suddenly everyone is a political expert...
They sound like seasoned political pundits, dissecting delegate counts, comparing speaking styles, conjuring dream tickets and eagerly anticipating the conventions.

Clinton's edge with women slips...
Hillary Clinton's crushing losses in Maryland and Virginia highlight an erosion in what had been solid advantages among women, whites and older and working-class voters. While this week's results can be explained by those states' relatively large numbers of blacks and well-educated residents — who tend to be Barack Obama supporters — her presidential campaign could be doomed if the trends continue.

Keeping Them Honest
Candidates and earmarks...
Senator Hillary Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's spending bills, placing her among the top 10 Senate recipients of what are commonly known as earmarks, according to a new study by a nonpartisan budget watchdog group.

Editors note: Joe Johns will report on earmarks for AC360 tonight

Crime & Punishment
Mom exonerated after 13 years...
A woman who spent 13 years in prison after being convicted of strangling her 13-year-old daughter has been exonerated by forensic evidence showing she died of a cocaine overdose, a prosecutor in the case said Wednesday.
Jury deliberates in ex-cop trial...
Bobby Cutts Jr. admits he killed his pregnant lover and dumped her body. But jurors have to decide whether the former police officer deliberately strangled her, or, as he testified, accidentally killed her with an elbow to the neck.

What YOU will be talking about TODAY
Dumped from his wheelchair...
The Hillsborough County, Florida, sheriff on Wednesday offered a personal apology to a disabled man who was dumped onto the floor from his wheelchair while in deputies' custody.
Firefighters try to rescue cat...
It was the stereotypical firefighters-try-to-rescue-cat story, but with a twist. Firefighters from the South Florida city of Weston spent a sopping hour in pouring rain Tuesday trying to extract a kitten squeezed in the undercarriage of a stranger's Volvo.
Why we flirt...
Contrary to widespread belief, only two very specific types of people flirt: those who are single and those who are married. Single people flirt because, well, they're single and therefore nobody is really contractually obliged to talk to them, sleep with them or scratch that difficult-to-reach part of the back. But married people, they're a tougher puzzle.

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