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Need To Know News: GOP 2012, Charlie Sheen, continued fighting in Libya
March 2nd, 2011
10:13 AM ET

Need To Know News: GOP 2012, Charlie Sheen, continued fighting in Libya

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For March 2, 2011, Newt, Huck, Sheen and Gadhafi.

• Here's the latest on the fighting in Libya as Moammer Gadhafi remains in power: "Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi tried to reassert his power Wednesday in a part of the country under the control of the opposition, launching an attack on the town of al-Brega. A CNN crew saw airplanes flying over the town, and saw one drop a bomb in the area."

Charlie Sheen surrendered his twin boys last night to police in the latest development in the ongoing Sheen drama: "The move comes after his ex Brooke Mueller won a restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier in the day based on recent allegations that Sheen was physically and verbally abusive to Mueller, according to her legal declaration."

• Two potential GOP 2012 candidates are in the news: First, Mike Huckabee seemed to imply Pres. Barack Obama grew up in Kenya. Reports Alexander Mooney: "Huckabee appears to falsely believe the president grew up in Kenya. 'I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough,' Huckabee said of the president in an interview with New York radio station WOR. 'And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American.'" His spokesperson says it was a misstatement.

• Meanwhile, is Newt Gingrich about to announce his 2012 campaign? There are contradicting reports, writes Peter Hamby. "Newt Gingrich's political team scrambled to clarify the former House Speaker's presidential intentions late Tuesday after multiple news organizations reported that Gingrich plans to announce the formation a presidential exploratory committee during a trip to Georgia on Thursday."

• A new iPad may be coming – an announcement is expected today: "Apple appears poised to announce an upgraded version of its iPad tablet computer on Wednesday in San Francisco. CNN will be reporting live from the event, which starts at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)."

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  1. Bill Bonzheim

    I have two comments....We have bigger issues than Charlie Sheen, reporting on him is a big waste of time.....I don't understand why you have Piers replace an icon like Larry King. I find listening to him very difficult. I want people who speak American English not with a heavy accent. Don't we have American's with the ability to replace Larry? How about Anderson Cooper???

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Nana Brown

    @Bill Bonzheim.
    Would it not be brighter if we learn to listen to each others comments with a willingness to expose rather than to confirm our own beliefs and opinions?Piers is doing a great job if you don't like his accent or can not hear him how about getting hearing aid or learn English. It's a global world and we need to learn how to adapt and learn from each other. Learning something new by listen and seeing differences rather than looking for similarities is stunting our growth.

    March 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jerry D Pierson

    Have all the potential presidential candidates gone nuts ... evidently Mike Huckabee is no different. His comment that he knew Obama was raised in Kenya is absurd. The right wing has went wacko. When are they going to do something positive? If the party lets the right wing control the party they will never regain tjhe presidency. Let's return to sanity by regaining what was once a proud party .... middle of the road, you bet !

    March 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Nancy of NY

    What happens when all the closet skeletons come out to pass judgment on Newt Gingrich? Mike Huckabee and the tea bagers are such a joke.

    March 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cathy

      Yea, they are all a joke. Wish they could each and everyone be perfect, as is each and every Democrat.

      March 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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