May 3, 2010

What just happened?! Monday you can fall apart edition

It's May!
  • Tens of thousands of immigration reform advocated joined together in cities across the country this weekend to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • President Obama is also calling on Congress for a few things these days -- most recently, for a law imposing strict campaign spending disclosure requirements.
  • The FBI is now conducting a criminal investigation of the explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that claimed 29 lives.
  • Florida Governor Charlie Crist is now an ex-Republican; he'll be running for reelection as an independent.
  • A failed car bomb prompted the evacuation of Times Square on Saturday night; motive and responsibility for the attempted bombing are as of yet undetermined.
  • The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spin out of control; the entire region seems now to be in peril, not to mention the U.S. seafood supply.
  • President Obama had this to say on the spill: "BP is responsible for this leak; BP will be paying the bill. But as President of the United States, I’m going to spare no effort to respond to this crisis for as long as it continues. And we will spare no resource to clean up whatever damage is caused. And while there will be time to fully investigate what happened on that rig and hold responsible parties accountable, our focus now is on a fully coordinated, relentless response effort to stop the leak and prevent more damage to the Gulf."
  • Paul Krugman ponders what the spill means for U.S. environmental policy (bonus points for the witty, alliterative title).
  • Civility really has gone down the drain in this country: a man was arrested for spitting in the face of a striker on the picket line in Methuen, Massachusetts.

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Matt said...

'President Obama is also calling on Congress for a few things these days -- most recently, for a law imposing strict campaign spending disclosure requirements.'

However, Obama and the Dems still, and will continue to refuse implementing a law which will force public funding for public campaigns with free air time for all qualified candidates.

Ofcourse, that can't be allowed because then the parties who really support labor, such as the Green and Socialist Parties, would be able to challenge the Democrats and Republicans monopoly on power.

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