Igor Bobic

Igor Bobic is the assistant editor of Talking Points Memo, helping oversee the site's coverage of politics and policy in Washington. While originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor feels best at home on the beaches of Southern California. He can be reached at igor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Lilly Ledbetter released the following statement responding to the Romney campaign’s refusal to say whether Mitt Romney supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act on a conference call this morning. The statement was released by the Obama campaign.

“I was shocked and disappointed to hear that Mitt Romney is not willing to stand up for women and their families. If he is truly concerned about women in this economy, he wouldn’t have to take time to ‘think’ about whether he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This Act not only ensures women have the tools to get equal pay for equal work, but it means their families will be better served also. Women earn just 77 cents to every dollar that men earn for the same job, which is why President Obama took decisive action and made this the first bill that he signed when he took office. Women should have the ability to take their bosses to court to get the same pay as their male coworkers. Anyone who wants to be President of the United States shouldn’t have to think about whether they support pursuing every possible avenue to ensuring women get the same pay for the same work as men. Our economic security depends on it.”

Speaking on Fox News this morning, Mitt Romney said he expects to "hit the trail together" with Rick Santorum down the road.

Romney also said he expects to see the GOP "more united than it's been in a long, long time."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a keynote address at the U.S. Naval Academy on Tuesday, where she spoke about Syria, North Korea, and the death of Osama bin Laden, reports ABC News:

As she gave a play-by-play account of the day Bin Laden was killed, she recalled how none of the officials in the room watching the operation, including President Obama, “could breathe for 30-35 minutes.”

Clinton also shared how moved she was when she saw the spontaneous gathering of young people, mostly college students, at the gates of the White House as Obama announced Bin Laden’s death. She reflected on what that announcement meant to those constituents who lost so much on 9/11.

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The prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin shooting says she will make an announcement about new information in the case within 72 hours, reports the AP:

The split came as special prosecutor Angela Corey neared a decision on whether to charge Zimmerman with a crime in the Feb. 26 shooting.

That decision could come later this week, as Corey released a brief statement late Tuesday saying she would make an announcement about the case within 72 hours. She did not specify what new development in the case would be released.

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Speaking at a campaign rally on Tuesday evening, Mitt Romney went after Vice President Joe Biden in his home state of Delaware.

"Some of us call him the gift that keeps on giving," Romney said. "You know him well."

At a rally in Delaware, Mitt Romney spotted a supporter in the crowd, Christine O'Donnell.

"I see one of my supporters here, Christine O'Donnell," he said. "Didn't know you were going to be here. Thank you, Christine."

Mitt Romney's campaign issued the following statement congratulating Rick Santorum:

“Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation.  We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.”