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Monday, October 29, 2007

In Brief - October 29th, 2007

Here is today's quick news digest:
  • Michelle Malkin goes after a company formerly connected George Soros but ends up highlighting more corporate conservative corruption.
  • U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez has ruled that Clay Bennett's Sonics ownership group (mostly comprised of Oklahoma businessmen) may not take its dispute with the City of Seattle before an arbitration panel. Bennett & Co. would like an early escape from their KeyArena lease.
  • The SEC is apparently no longer investigating Jones Soda.
  • Kudos to Mayor Greg Nickels and the City of Seattle for meeting Kyoto emission reduction targets. Emissions have fallen to 6.6 million metric tons since 1990 - an eight percent drop. It's good news, but the hardest part is still ahead of us - reducing transportation emissions.
  • ExxonMobil's long legal standoff to avoid paying a penny of the several billion dollars awarded by jury after the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which today agreed to hear the company's appeal.
  • One of Richard Pope's supporters, represented by the candidate himself, is suing King County Councilmember Jane Hague and her associates for defamation after being mentioned in Hague campaign materials.
  • Tom Tancredo says he won't run for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, regardless of how his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination turns out. Another retirement, another opportunity for Democrats to increase our majorities.
  • Michael Mukasey's performance during his confirmation hearings is leading to serious doubts about whether he is really qualified to be Attorney General.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated; appreciate having easy access to local progressive info, particularly during election season. (For future reference, btw, "irregardless" is not a word...)

October 30, 2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

"Irregardless" is technically a word since it makes an appearance in the dictionary, but you are correct in noting that it is nonstandard. I've removed the "ir" prefix.

October 31, 2007 11:02 AM  

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