I’m fighting the temptation to put on college basketball games in the background while blogging (just as I and many coworkers often did back when I had an office gig). I may have to become a serious fan of the sport if the head-injury evidence about football gets much worse.
In any event, here are some mid-day Friday news and views morsels:
* Bloomberg’s Mark Drajem reports Obama on the brink of ordering federal agencies to assess impact on climate change of all major projects they regulate. Expect conservative howls about executive “tyranny.”
* New York Times‘ Jim Rutenberg has good quick summary of “no new ideas” versus “new bad ideas” debate at CPAC.
* Clever piece by TPM’s Brian Buetler about “Sequestration NIMBYism” among congressional Republicans.
* Obama reportedly asked Senate Republicans for “restraint” in filibustering his nominees during their meeting yesterday, but got “cool reception” for that idea.
* Stateline‘s Pamela Prah reports 10 states considering their own minimum wage increases.
And in non-political news:
* Via Jim Arkedis, a hilarious photo of sign at Baton Rouge Hooters advertising “Lenten Menu.” Only in the Gret Stet of Loosiana!
Back in a few.