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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on October 1 at 8:05 AM

Zero Down: Revised bailout bill heads to floor vote in Senate tonight. Obama and McCain to return to D.C.

First Question: Can Americans even pass the new citizenship test?

Second Delay: Bailout web traffic slows House web site.

Third Coming: Bloomberg reverses previous position—seeks to scrap mayoral term limits in New York to stay and help economy.

Bond Fire: Cities cut out of bond markets can’t pay for projects.

Sick Pay: Medicare reverses policy—refuses to reimburse hospitals for medical errors.

No Parachute: WaMu creditors may try to seize $16.5 million severance package from ousted CEO.

Where Rubber Meets Monroe: Thief pepper-sprays armored car driver, steals a sack of cash, and escapes on an inner tube down Woods Creek.

Building a Defense: Rossi denies influencing builders association to support his campaign. Says he had called to mediate a dispute, and then the group just happened to spend millions on an anti-Gregoire ads.

Building a Case: UW sues Northern Trust Bank for failing to return $1.4 billion investment when requested on Sept 17. While the bank lollygagged, the university’s investment lost $7.5 million.

Oh, Girl: Disneyland double books Miley Ray Cyrus’s 16th birthday party and Gay Days this weekend. Responds with plans to kick the gays out at 5 p.m. and send them over to California Adventure.

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No mention of the latest swing state polls?

Posted by DavidC | October 1, 2008 8:49 AM

16.5 MILLION, honey, not billion.

Posted by scary tyler moore | October 1, 2008 8:49 AM

"Oh, Girl"

I love you Dom

Posted by Non | October 1, 2008 8:52 AM

I really don't think it matters whether or not we can pass our citizenship test.

Posted by It's meant for one thing and one thing only. | October 1, 2008 8:52 AM

@ 2) Thanks, sweet pea.

Posted by Dominic Holden | October 1, 2008 8:55 AM

I'll bet the term limits thing really chaps Guiliani's ass.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | October 1, 2008 9:11 AM

Rossi the Racist is corrupt? Who wouldathunkit.

Doesn't matter, though, because grudge voters will be out en masse and nobody is doing anything to convince King County voters that Rossi is going to do whatever he can to overturn the GMA for his lords and masters, has promised to block any advances in GLBT rights (check the interviews) and is completely out of touch with the Washington economy.

"Guys, even though we've got lower than average unemployment, wages are staying above the waterline and we're trucking along with a healthy Rainy Day Fund, PANIC. EVERYONE PANIC! EJECT GREGOIRE! ELECT ME!"

Posted by AJ | October 1, 2008 9:19 AM

PopTart Pirate Report:

Somalia says "hey, world, use force to liberate the ship, we're down with that."

Really, Somali pirates, I admire your bravado, but perhaps, in this case, slinking off in the middle of the night would've been the better choice.

Posted by PopTart | October 1, 2008 9:23 AM

"Where Rubber Meets Monroe"


Posted by Hooty Sapperticker | October 1, 2008 9:30 AM

The new civics test sounds easier, if anything. I can't remember the numbers all four voting rights amendments, but I can certainly identify and describe one of them.

Posted by keshmeshi | October 1, 2008 10:36 AM

They should have asked me to run WAMU for 17 days. I would have done it for $500K per day- 1/2 price.

Posted by Dave Coffman | October 1, 2008 12:06 PM

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