Morning Headliners: Santorum on the Outs

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G’morning, DC. Here’s what everyone’s been up to since yesterday…

Santorum: Rick Santorum officially withdrew himself as a Republican nominee, saying, “We made a decision over the weekend that, while this presidential race for us is over—for me—and we will suspend our campaign effective today, we are not done fighting.” Which sounds vaguely like when Sarah Palin said the title of president would simply be a burden to her good fight. In other news, Gingrich stands strong, even though his $500 check for entry into the Utah primary bounced.

George Zimmerman: Zimmerman’s attorneys said they’re not going to represent him after all. Why? He’s missing. No, really.

Doomsday: Legislators in Maryland have still failed to finish up the budget, but despite Governor O’Malley’s apparent frustration with the General Assembly, he has yet to publicly call a special session to allow for final negotiations. Next up: a “doomsday” budget.

Tolls are the Future: For the Washingtonians that actually brave the Beltway each morning, surprise surprise, there are tolls in your future.

Vomitrocious: Alicia Silverstone defended her bird-like feeding choices, calling it “adorable.” Also, the kid’s name is Bear. What do you expect?

Nats: After five scoreless innings from breakout pitcher Ross Detwiler and Ryan Zimmerman’s 500th RBI, the Nats officially handed the Mets their first loss of the season.