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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stories to Watch: 3/11/14

Three years after the nuclear accident, Fukushima is still a disaster.

John McCain responds to a PPP poll showing him with the lowest approvals in the Senate by calling the poll "bogus." The claim doesn't stand up to close scrutiny and McCain's counter-evidence is laughable.

While it could easily be dismissed as a publicity stunt, Ed Kilgore argues that last night's Senate all-nighter on climate change was an important first step in finally entering the war between corporate propaganda and science. ThinkProgress' Ari Phillips says Dr. Suess would've been happier with dems' efforts than with Ted Cruz's "Green Eggs and Ham" stemwinder.

CNN Money reports that "76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck." Seems like something somebody oughta do something about, doesn't it? Maybe if the House Republican majority votes to repeal Obamacare for the 51st time, that'll do the trick.

Chris Christie handed out pieces of 9/11 wreckage as souvenirs to political cronies.

Debt collectors are harassing veterans in a scam to collect debts they don't actually owe, Another little something someone oughta do something about -- when they get finished with the pressing business of repeatedly trying and failing to take health coverage away from people, of course.

Finally, the strange story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 gets stranger.

[cartoon via Truthdig]

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