Rush Limbo goes low, really low, issues lame apology as sponsors bail; Obama does some kissing, some spanking at AIPAC Also covered:
--an excerpt from our in-depth interview with Gilad Atzmon
--Saudis offer military support to fellow Sunnis in Syria who oppose Assad, while helping the Sunni minority in Bahrain suppress their opposition
--Putin reclaims Russian presidency, claims 64% support
--BP makes initial $7.8 billion settlement, drawing excellent critical analysis from Greg Palast and Dahr Jamail; find both here
--Cardinal Dolan of New York urges Catholics to get politically active on a regressive agenda, after purging liberal priests who had been active in the 1990's
--Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died over the weekend, we close with a taste of his signature tune, "Town Without Pity"