January 31st, 2006

Scorpion

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"The offer was this: boats, helicopters, heavy equipment, rescue personnel - even places to stay. The response from FEMA after Hurricane Katrina was no thanks, according to documents obtained by CNN."

George Will on why we need a little cynicism, and why we won't get it. E.J. Dionne Jr. wonders where the outrage is over the budget? And John Dickerson ponders the silliness of the State of the Union speech. Oh, and some governor named Kaine will be giving the rebuttal.

Good read: behind the scenes of the Republicans' plan to pack the courts with conservative judges.

BAGnewsNotes on the women of the Senate.

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"When arson investigators in Houston needed help restoring a damaged surveillance tape to identify suspects in a fatal fire, they turned first to local experts and then to NASA. With no luck there, investigators appealed to the owner of one of the most advanced crime labs in the country: Target Corp."

And the Oscar nominations are in; I'll have an article on this in the next couple days, with predictions and picks. Also, kudos for Hollywood for putting these out the day of the State of the Union address!