Good morning, everybody. Britney’s going to be on Glee this season. Now, your morning constitutional:
Former Senator Ted Stevens died in a plane crash yesterday in Alaska at the age of 86. It was not his first plane crash—in fact, Alaska has a much higher aviation accident rate than the rest of the country. Why do so many planes crash in Alaska?
The Census was 22% ($1.6B) under budget, and is returning the money to the government.
President Obama signed into law a ban on cell phone use by federal prisoners.
Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul is denying allegations that he kidnapped a woman and forced her to smoke marijuana in college.
Rob Simmons is no longer running for the Connecticut Senate seat; but Republican candidate Linda McMahon may still cause headaches for Democrats.
A top-ten West Point cadet resigns over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Despite leading a chorus of Republican governors in rejecting stimulus money last year, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has quietly acquiesced and accepted stimulus money.
Man arrested for stealing a fire hydrant he thought would look good in his basement bar.