Tuesday morning talkers: RIP Gov. Schaefer and Charles Manson turns into a ... global warming activist?

April 19, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.

National 

• Financial smackdown! Actually, our country's reckless spending is not at all funny -- S&P rates U.S. "negative" on debt. (Financial Times) 

• Congressman was ticking debt clock installed on congressional floor. (Daily Caller) 

• Poll: Trump ain't beating Obama. (Rasmussen Reports) 

• Baller President: Obama made $1.7 million last year. (Business Insider) 

• Surprise, surprise: Gen. McChrystal cleared in Pentagon probe. (NY Times) 

• Brewer comes through: Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes crazy circumcision Arizona birther bill. (Fox) 

• News of the obvious: Memos show link between oil firms and Iraq invasion. (Independent) 

• News of the weird: JFK asked for UFO files days before death. (Daily Mail) 

• Charles Manson: Global warming activist. (Daily Mail) 

• Palin tell-all book to hit shelves in May. (The Blaze) 

• Christopher Hitchens lights up the royal family. (Slate) 

• Congrats to the Pulitizer winners! (Washington Post) 

Local

• RIP to Baltimore's iconic mayor: William Donald Schaefer's obituary and O'Malley pays homage to Schaefer. (Baltimore Sun) 

• The best political cartoons about Schaefer. (Baltimore Sun) 

• Billboard criticizing mayor, City Council wins ad award. (Baltimore Sun) 

Video 

Watch your ears: Sharron Angle singing 

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