Morning Media Summary


Internet restored in Tripoli as rebels take control:
“Internet connectivity was restored in Tripoli late Sunday local time, as rebel forces took control of many parts of the capital city of Libya.”

FCC eliminates remaining Fairness Doctrine rules:
“Twenty years after then-Chairman Mark Fowler and his Federal Communications Commission deemed the Fairness Doctrine unconstitutional and voted to abolish it, the Commission announced today that it would delete the remaining regulations upholding the policy.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Police continue to arrest environmentalist protesters at the White House:
“United States Park Police arrested another gaggle of protesters outside of the White House Monday. The protesters were participating in an ongoing demonstration against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Effort to legalize online poker in California dead for now:
“California’s contentious effort to legalize and regulate online poker has been pronounced dead for this year by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.”

Health / Safety:

Burbank businessman arrested over feeding of birds near airport:
“For nearly a year, officials have been trying to figure out what to do with Charles Douglas.”


Fed’s $1.2 Trillion In Financial Sector Loans ‘ A Classic Case of Moral Hazard’:
“Greece’s During the 2008 financial crisis, when the nation’s banking system seemed on the verge of collapse, President George W. Bush authorized a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry. The U.S. Treasury implemented that program, known as TARP, in an effort to stave off economic catastrophe.”


Texas students sent from classroom to courtroom:
“In a small courtroom north of Houston, a fourth-grader walked up to the bench with his mother. Too short to see the judge, he stood on a stool. He was dressed in a polo shirt and dark slacks on a sweltering summer morning.”


AFL-CIO orchestrates effort to counter public opposition to NLRB’s ‘quickie elections’ rules:
“The AFL-CIO submitted more than 21,000 comments on behalf of people in favor of a new National Labor Relations Board proposed “quickie election” rule change on Monday.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Senior China Rail Exec Dies As High-Speed Crash Probe Proceeds:
“As Beijing pledges it will soon identify the culprits for a deadly high-speed rail crash last month, a Chinese railway signaling company that earlier apologized for its responsibility in the accident said its 55-year-old general manager collapsed dead of a heart attack during an inspection.”