First in the Nation: Polls open this morning in the New Hampshire primary, where Mitt Romney is favored strongly to win. The Concord Monitor reports that Romney spent yesterday clarifying a remark he made about firing employees.
Citizens United in Action: The New York Times reports that a $5 million check from billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson reinvigorated Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign leading up to the New Hampshire primary. Last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United made "super PAC" donations like Adelson's possible.
Former Soldier Charged: A former U.S. soldier in Laurel, Md. trained in cryptology and intelligence was charged Monday in Maryland federal court with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, The Washington Post reports.
Fraud Conviction Overturned: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit yesterday overturned the conviction of former Mayer Brown partner Joseph P. Collins, who was found guilty of helping Refco Inc. executives defraud investors of more than $2 billion. The New York Law Journal has the story.
Prisoner Amnesty: The BBC reports that North Korean officials are planning to grant an amnesty for prisoners to mark the birthdays of the late Kim Jong-il and his father. Amnesty International estimates as many as 200,000 people are being held in political prison camps around the country.