TUESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Rough day for Toyota on Capitol Hill: “The president of Toyota’s U.S. operations acknowledged to skeptical lawmakers on Tuesday that the company’s recalls of millions of its cars may “not totally” solve the problem of sudden and dangerous acceleration.”
* White House officially calls for health insurers to lose their anti-trust exemption.
* Dick Cheney apparently suffered his fifth heart attack yesterday, but is expected to be discharged from the hospital within a couple of days.
* Good to see House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) condemn Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for his tacit support for last week’s suicide bomber in Austin.
* In light of Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) bizarre remarks about having been misled about TARP policy in 2008, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) called the conservative senator’s comments “pathetically untrue” and “cowardly.” Harsh, to be sure, but true.
* California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is unimpressed with his party’s talking points on health care policy.
* This may not turn out well: “GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Monday he is working with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to break the logjam on closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and bringing the prisoners to trial.”
* For crying out loud: “A top Tea Party leader derided Barack Obama as ‘our half white, racist president’ in an email to colleagues.”
* The Navy is prepared to lift its ban on female submarine crew members
* It may seem odd to incorporate YouTube in a college admissions process, but here we are.
* And on a personal note, today is, for lack of a better word, my “Blogoversary” — I started blogging exactly seven years ago today. Given the relative youth of the medium, I guess this means I’ve been at it for quite a long while. Whether you’ve been reading for seven days or seven years, my most sincere thanks for the support.
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