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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stories to Watch: 3/20/13

Happy birthday to Fred Rogers, the late host of PBS' Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He would've been 85 today. It's good to be curious.

The Senate advances a bill to keep government (barely) funded until the end of the fiscal year, on Sept. 30. We've dodged a "grand bargain" this time, but we may still get royally screwed when the debt ceiling fight comes up again. WonkBlog's Suzy Khimm takes a look under the hood.

Another day, another poll showing support for marriage equality on the rise.

The Fukushima nuclear plant (yes, that Fukushima) suffers an outage caused by a rat. I don't think we're quite ready to roll The Jetsons theme song yet.

A PPP survey finds that Floridians are supportive of a path to citizenship for undocumented people, by an impressively wide margin -- but that the positions of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush on the same subject confuse them.

Democratic leadership in the Senate seem more content to whine about Republican abuse of the filibuster than to actually do anything about it.

You know how Republicans are starting to realize they should just STFU about rape altogether? You wonder when they'll have the same epiphany about casual and inapt references to slavery.

Finally, the House Tea Party Caucus is dead -- and an unwelcome political fad is just about over.

[video via Dr. Joe Hanson. If you like the video, head over to his Tumblr and give it some love there, too.]

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