Here in Georgia…
– Lobbyists spent over $866,000 during the 2012 session, more than $9,500 a day.
– Georgia has been among the top states for deportations of illegals.
– Falcons fans have a divided opinion about a new stadium for the team.
– GDOT is studying higher speed limits on I-285, you know, since no one goes 55 mph anyway.
– Remember when Underground Atlanta was a thing?
National stories of interest…
– Conor Friedersdorf says what many of us have been thinking about the Tea Party.
– The CBO reports that the budget deficit for the first half of the fiscal year is $777 billion.
– Congress is taking up cybersecurity again.
– A startup airline with a neat concept wants to avoid the hassles of passenger screenings.
– Ozzie Guillen figured out how to make the Cuban population in Miami very angry.
– Steve Chapman explains how the GOP continues to court religious voters at its own expense.
– After seeing how much e-mail Obama’s presidential campaign sends, Jon Stewart compared him to a Nigerian spammer.
– Al Gore’s Current TV is in trouble.
– Ezra Klein argues that Mitt Romney is a stronger general election candidate than Republicans think.
– Rick Santorum spent time last week with conservative leaders trying to save his campaign.
– Rob Portman for Vice President?
– Ever wondered how the CBO came up with the phony “budget savings” for ObamaCare? There was a lot of bogus math involved.
– The Washington Post came out against the proposed high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
– George Will weighs drug legalization.
A few that I like…
– Bubba Watson, a UGA grad, won the Masters yesterday.
– UGA has had some recruiting success lately.
– Five myths about water.
– More people are reading today than ever before.
– The Braves didn’t have a great opening series against the Mets.