Colin Powell: Two Groups Are Responsible For The Poisonous Tone in Washington-- The Tea Party, and the Media (For Featuring the Tea Party In Its Coverage) | Main | NYT Campaign Blog: Obama Will Explicitly Give Up on the Working Class White Vote Like No Democrat Before Him Ever Has
November 28, 2011

Non-DOOM: The Other Other White Meat

No DOOM thread today, folks; Monty should be back tomorrow. I can't do economic DOOM, but I can give you a DOOM-like link roundup of terrorism, crime, civil rights, Congress, Admin, and other news stories making the rounds this morning. These are taken from the news tweets I post almost every weekday morning at my twitter feed, @gabrielmalor, between 9 and 11AM.

In terrorism news, the showdown in the Senate over the handling of terrorism detainees starts today.

The London 2012 Olympics security forces prepare for a dirty bomb mass casualty event. Also, some Brits are fretting that the Olympics will boost illegal immigration in the UK.

A NY Post op-ed laments that the now-public NYPD/FBI spat is undermining confidence in gov't.

In crime news, there is ample evidence that the Treasury Dept blacklist of drug traffickers is not effective.

The White House shooter Ortega-Hernandez is in court today for a preliminary hearing. The judge had previously ordered a mental competency exam. He has not pleaded yet.

The FBI is looking into that Illinois lobbyist who got a fully-funded teacher pension for being a substitute teacher for a single day, plus scholarships for his kids.

Syracuse fires assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine after third accuser comes forward. That got significant press coverage this morning, though ABC News was the only broadcast net to cover it last night. The other brodcast networks are likely boycotting the story because ABC's partner network ESPN broke the story.

In civil rights news, a Virginia school's fight to keep its Ten Commandments display goes to court today.

In Admin news, by Wednesday, Obama will have made 56 visits to battleground states this year. That tops Bush's 49 in 2003.

In other news, the US Hispanic birth rate has fallen 11% since 2007. From 97.4 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 to 80.3 last year.

If Mississippi lawmakers fail to propose redistricting by December 4, courts will draw the new districts for the sixth consecutive decade.

Post-Fukushima, developing nations emerge as main market for power-generating nuclear reactors.

Okay, that's all I've got so far today. If you like the news tweetage, you can find it on most weekdays at @gabrielmalor.


digg this
posted by Gabriel Malor at 09:11 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
LASue: "The Leah Remini show is on. It's now making more s ..."

Jean: "Republicans had to save Obamacare before they coul ..."

Donna&&&&&&V.: "almond joys are good. And I like Mallow cups more ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "They are like a sports Obama. Too much idol worshi ..."

Peaches: "It always sucked when I picked out a chocolate fro ..."

grognard: "I hate to say it, but single payer is the inevitab ..."

Big Fat Meanie: "For the sake of baseball, end the infield shift! ..."

bluebell : "Blutarski, I've long seen warnings about the comme ..."

Donna&&&&&&V.: "I'm glad someone likes Circus Peanuts. to me, the ..."

Peaches: "A demain, mes amis.  God bless us, every one. ..."

torabora: "Democrats to Republicans: Here, pull my finger! ..."

concealedkerry or submit: "Republicans had to save Obamacare before they coul ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64