News you can use all day
Naked truck-driving ex-Senator Scott Brown waves away GOP obstructionism in the Senate, but he is shocked! Shocked! SHOCKED! at the partisanship in the Senate.
- Wedding Bells - The State of Illinois’ Senate has approved marriage equality on St. Valentine’s Day. The bill goes next to the House where it is expected to pass easily and then onto the Governor who has vowed to sign it. This makes Illinois the 10th state to approve Marriage Equality. (Think Progress)
- Fireballs - A meteorite traveling 54,000 MPH exploded over Russia this morning breaking windows and collapsing some old buildings. 500 people were injured (mostly from shattering glass). Additionally the age of Dinosaurs ended, rentals of The Andromeda Strain rise, and Sarah Palin saw it from her back door. (TPM has a slideshow)
- Death and Taxes! - As a corporation, Facebook will never die and it seems will never pay taxes. The company made over $1B in profit and paid $0 in taxes, all of it legal. Oh yeah, I forgot: Facebook received $429M in tax rebates, too. (Think Progress)