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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CNN reports:

At least two American officers were killed inside the interior ministry in Kabul, a senior Afghan police official said Saturday.

According to the International Security Assistance Force, initial reports indicated that "an individual" turned his weapon against NATO service members.

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The Gingrich campaign released the following statement regarding President Obama's reported apology sent to Afghan President Karzai, over the burning of the Quran by NATO troops:

It is an outrage that President Obama is the one apologizing to Afghan President Karzai on the same day two American troops were murdered and four others injured by an Afghan soldier. It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around.

Gingrich added:

This destructive double standard whereby the United States and its democratic allies refuse to hold accountable leaders who tolerate systematic violence and oppression in their borders must come to an end.

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Answering a question by CNN's John King about what the candidates think the biggest misconcenception is about them, Mitt Romney started to hedge a bit. King asked him to stay on topic, to which Romney fired back the following:

"You get to ask the questions you want, I get to answer the questions I want."

CNN's John King asks Mitt Romney about his claim in which he described himself as a "severely conservative" governor. Romney responded by describing his record and actions he took as a conservative - but notably didn't mention his health care law in Massachussetts. 

Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, had a bit of a 'National Treasure' adventure on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Dayspring tweeted some very cool images of what appear to a hidden room inside the U.S. Capitol building which is located behind a wall approximately above Statuary Hall - facing the National Mall.


Check 'em out:

Signatures on a wall:

Update: Daily Kos' David Waldman points out that 'Page Robert E. Bauman,' whose signature you see below, went on to serve 4 terms in the House as a Republican from Maryland.

Ladder leading up to the secret entrance:

Window facing out:

More of the room:


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Einstein can breathe easy once again. According to Science Insider, faster-than-light neutrinos, initially announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, were due to a a loose cable between a GPS unit and a computer.

According to sources familiar with the experiment, the 60 nanoseconds discrepancy appears to come from a bad connection between a fiber optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the timing of the neutrinos' flight and an electronic card in a computer.

A Canadian man from Ontario appeared at a campaign event for Mitt Romney last night to deliver $5 dollars to the Republican presidential contender.

"I tried to send you the five bucks that you asked me for," he told Romney, waving the bill in the air. "You can't have my health card," he added with a smile.

"I don't want it," returned Romney, with emphasis.


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Billionaire Newt Gingrich supporter and funder Sheldon Adelson, who has already given millions to the Newt campaign, says he might give "$10 million or $100 million" more, according to a profile in Forbes. Adelson went on to say that he is "against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections" in principle, but as long as the system allows it, he has nothing to hide:

“I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections,” he shrugs. “But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it. Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades. And they stay below the radar by creating a network of corporations to funnel their money. I have my own philosophy and I’m not ashamed of it. I gave the money because there is no other legal way to do it. I don’t want to go through ten different corporations to hide my name. I’m proud of what I do and I’m not looking to escape recognition.”

Wealthy Newt supporter Sheldon Adelson is expected to shell out $10 million more to the Newt Gingrich campaign, an anonymous source tells CNN:

In a move that could again dramatically shake up the Republican primary race, billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is expected to donate an additional $10 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, a source with knowledge of the donation told CNN.

President Obama is "very impressed" with rising basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, reports FOX News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry, who spoke with the White House press secretary Jay Carney about the Knicks star.

Obama and Carney commented on the "breathtaking" highlights from Jeremy Lin's big victory over the Raptors on Tuesday night, in which he scored a game-winning three-pointer.

Obama is also "fully up to speed" on Lin's story, tweets Henry.

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