Morning Media Summary


Google Lobbies Nevada To Allow Self-Driving Cars:
“Google, a pioneer of self-driving cars, is quietly lobbying for legislation that would make Nevada the first state where they could be legally operated on public roads.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich Defend Oil Companies Against Democrats
“The Democratic attempt to take on the major oil companies is being challenged from within, with representatives of producing states rushing to the defense of the dirty-energy industry, complicating the plan to present a stark contrast between the two parties.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Chuck E. Cheese’s sued – for illegal gambling:
“Some parents of small children probably have fantasized about shutting down Chuck E. Cheese’s after an hours-long birthday party. Now a San Diego mother has filed a lawsuit designed to do just that — on the grounds that the ubiquitous children’s pizza outlets are operating illegal gambling businesses.”

Health / Safety:

Scientists Discover Bedbugs Carrying MRSA Germ In Study:
“Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph “superbug.””


Treasury Auctions To Take US Over Debt Ceiling On Monday:
“The Treasury Department auctioned $56 billion in new debt Tuesday and Wednesday, enough to take the U.S. over its federal debt ceiling when the three- and 10-year notes settle on Monday.”

Dollar in graver danger than the euro:
“Imagine a country that spends and prints trillions to patch up any problem.


‘Cutting the cheese’ cuts rides for Canal Winchester students
“Two Canal Winchester Middle School students were booted off the school bus last week for, well, passing gas.”


California Pacific workers offer split verdict on unions:
“Eight hundred workers at three California Pacific Medical Center campuses in San Francisco have voted to bolt the Service Employees International Union and join the breakaway National Union of Healthcare Workers.”

Walter E. Williams explains how unions scheme to keep blacks out of high-paying jobs:
“Call it the law of unintended consequences, but often times government policies that are intended to help people wind up hurting them in the long run.”

Transportation/ Land Use

Department of Transportation redistributes Florida high-speed rail funding:
“The US Department of Transportation this week redistributed $2bn in high-speed intercity rail funding, after Florida turned it down.”