DAYBREAK DAILY: White House heavy handed in pushing support for now-defunct company?
ABC7 TRAFFIC: Normal travel times for the commute – for now. For breaking updates, follow @DaybreakSkip on Twitter. Here’s the traffic-flow map. http://tbd.ly/95jmWZ
BREAKING: Investigators are searching for suspects in an overnight shooting in Beltsville that left one person dead. Prince George’s County police believe a man was shot after a fight at a home in the 4600 block of Garrett Avenue around 12:30 a.m. http://wj.la/qomVD0
CAUTION BE DAMNED: This smells, no matter the spin, per the Post, “The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s factory, newly obtained e-mails show. . . Solyndra collapsed two weeks ago, leaving taxpayers liable for the $535 million loan.” http://wapo.st/nudFsS
WEINER REPLACEMENT: Bet he doesn’t use Twitter, per the New York Daily News, “Republican Bob Turner scored a shocking victory late Tuesday night to capture disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner's congressional seat - and delivered what many political pros say is a stinging rebuke of President Obama.” http://nydn.us/nx5Rz2
POLITICO BLINK: “You don't often see mere candidates from other states weighing in on special election victories unprovoked from hundreds of miles away. But Adam Hasner, who is contesting for GOP Senate nomination in the Jewish-heavy state of Florida and is Jewish himself, is out with a quick statement Tuesday night congratulating Bob Turner and arguing that the victory exemplifies how Democrats are losing their grip on the Jewish vote.” http://politi.co/nVMtTw
WELL, THAT’S ONE WAY TO LOOK AT IT: The headline says it all, “Hey loser, get a job or else,” per an opinion piece in the Washington Times, “Liberals assure us that we need not fear the Obamacare individual mandate. It’s simply a way to ensure that individuals behave responsibly, they say. Fine, if it’s such a great idea, then let’s mandate that every individual be responsible and get a job. Unemployment problem solved.” http://bit.ly/owabHA
AND ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT: The headline says it all, “A Good Jobs Program,” per a New York Times editorial, “President Obama has often trimmed his ideas to what he thinks he might possibly get from an opposition that intends to give him nothing. So it is a relief to see him demanding that Congress do what the country really needs.” http://nyti.ms/nv8naF
SHE’S NO PLAYGIRL: But she might be a player. Per the Boston Globe, “After weeks of testing the political waters, Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and Wall Street critic, will officially announce her run for the U.S. Senate today against Republican incumbent Scott Brown. A senior campaign adviser has confirmed to the Globe that Warren will launch her candidacy by greeting voters across the state.” http://bo.st/o1iLu2
GOP SETBACK: Common sense finally prevailed in this one, per New Orleans’ Times-Picayune, “Led by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and with a crucial assist from eight Republicans -- including Sen. David Vitter, R-La. -- the Senate voted Tuesday evening to move ahead with consideration of legislation to replenish FEMA's nearly empty disaster relief coffers in the wake of a string of recent natural disasters. The 61-38 vote, reversing a vote Monday, means the Senate can move ahead with debate and a vote, probably later this week.” http://bit.ly/nrTgL2
HISTORY LESSON: Of sorts, in Southwest Va. Per the Roanoke Times, “Three months after it tempted litigation by voting to display the Ten Commandments in public schools, the Giles County School Board finds itself in federal court. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by civil liberties groups asserts that the display in Narrows High School violates the constitutional separation of church and state. . . "Hold on, let’s back up," School Board Chairman J.B. Buckland said when asked about the lawsuit. "We don’t have no Ten Commandments. We have historical documents up." http://bit.ly/nFijti
GOOD OR BAD?: The debate will continue, per the Examiner, “Montgomery County police are arresting more juveniles, demonstrating why the county needs a teen curfew, County Executive Ike Leggett told the County Council Tuesday. But Councilman Phil Andrews, who is staunchly opposed to the plan, pulled out his own studies showing that the District's curfew law did not reduce juvenile arrests in the late 1990s.” http://bit.ly/psZLWS
YEAH, THIS WILL FLY: Per ARLnow, “Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has joined two fellow House Democrats in introducing a bill that would abolish the federal debt ceiling. The lawmakers — Moran, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) — said the debt ceiling is “an unnecessary law increasingly used as an impediment to Congress’s ability to further economic recovery.” They will be discussing their bill, the Full Faith and Credit Act of 2011, at a press conference on Capitol Hill this morning.” http://bit.ly/o0DEyo
NOTHING LIKE A REAL BOOK: Sneer away, e-reader snobs. Per WTOP, “The competition between hard copies and e-readers for the future of literature will soon include a third contender, one a local bookshop will pioneer for the D.C. region. Independent retailer and Northwest social hub Politics & Prose will introduce an Espresso Book Machine to the D.C. literati later this fall, allowing patrons to create their own hard copies of individual or out-of-print works in a manner previously reserved for professional publishers.” http://bit.ly/qX3a1N
LITTLE HELP?: Done, but it doesn’t seem like a lot, per the News & Messenger, “The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday evening to transfer $40,000 to the Prince William Chapter of the American Red Cross for victims left homeless from Tropical Storm Lee last Thursday.” http://bit.ly/oRtYQH
MEANWHILE: Huntington residents are all but begging for help, per ABC7, “While residents of Huntington are cleaning up the latest flood swept through their community, they’re also questioning why officials aren’t doing more to ensure the community is protected from future flooding.” http://wj.la/oj83DA
SPORTS STROLL: Nats beat Mets 3-2. . .No progress in NBA labor talkzzz. . .Good Counsel still No. 1 in Post’s prep football poll.
BATTER UP, KWAME: Yesterday it was the mayor, and today’s NewsTalk (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) features D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, set to talk about internet gambling, ethics, his reversal on taxes, jobs, education and more.
ABC WEATHER: Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s but a cold front’s on the way that’s likely to trigger thunderstorms. http://wj.la/72e8x6
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