Rush and Super Tuesday; Rush and Super Tuesday. It’s a somewhat monotonous news day, so I had to root for truffles like a French pig to come up with a few lunchtime snacks:
* Another shoe drops in Maine: Rep. Chellie Pingree, generally considered the Democratic front-runner in the race to succeed Olympia Snowe, announces she’s not running for the Senate.
* State judge puts Wisconsin voter ID law on hold, agreeing it could impose undue burden on elderly and minorities.
* Froomkin reports Obama reconstituting task force looking into oil and gas speculation as contributor to price hikes.
* Americans United For Life seems to be responsible for language of all these Republican state legislative proposals to require ultrasound for women seeking abortions.
* Tampa officials zinging Charlotte on transparency in rivalry of national political convention cities.
* Here’s a new idea: how’s about encouraging people to vote? That could be happening in CT, reports Abby Rapoport.
Back after a break.