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Friday, March 11, 2011

Stories to Watch: 3/11/11

Whoops! Running late. So you get the headlines after dinner. Hope it was good. Now here's the news...

Radiation from an earthquake-damaged nuke plant in Japan reached levels "1,000 times normal," according to reports. The same report tells us that the government issued "an unprecedented order" to release pressure -- and one assumes radiation -- from the plant. As evidence of how serious this is, the government ordered a mass evacuation of the area. Reuters reports that coolant from the US was not delivered, presumably because of the order to open the valve. In other words, it seems it would've come too late.

A spokesperson for the State Department calls the treatment of detained leaker Bradley Manning "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid." Amen.

Five terrorists have been arrested in Alaska for plotting to kidnap and kill state troopers and a judge. Note to Rep. Peter King -- they aren't Muslim, they're right wing nutjobs.

Scott Walker signs his union-buster into law, while a judge refuses to issue a temporary restraining order against it. However, it seems a lawsuit against the law will go forward. Remember Wisconsin people, vote for JoAnne Kloppenburg on April 5. This fight is going to the courts.

In related news, some Walker backers are losing their shirts. Great investment there, guys.

President Obama defends NPR and PBS from pointless, partisan cuts.

Finally, new polling shows Independents turning all big gummint socialist.
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