Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Short List - March 22, 2011

  • The U.S. has achieved its immediate goals in Libya, and looks to hand off command to European forces.  Over night, a F-15E fighter jet crashed though no casualties are being reported.

  • The situation in Fukushima Daiichi may be stabilizing, according to a member of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  However the impact of the radiation that has been leaking from the plant is hard to calculate at this point.

  • In Yemen, President Saleh has indicated he would accept an offer from the opposition that would clear they way for him to leave his office sooner then 2013.

  • The European Union agreed on parameters for a future bailout fund, giving member states access to up to $700 billion in emergency loans with low interest rates.

  • The Supreme Court rejected, without comment, a challenge that to the campaign restriction that limits an individual candidate from collaboration and coordinating directly with his party.  In semi-related news, a consumer advocacy group, The Media Access Project, has filed a petition with the FCC to require campaign ads to include notification of the biggest donors to the ad.

  • President Obama has asked federal workers to give him ideas on how to reorganize the twelve federal agencies that have some sort of purview over trade and export issues.

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