Thursday, February 2, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Nuclear Ambitions

Posted by on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

In Here

No, he means bad felons -- A Spokane police officer says he fears for his life after being threatened by a convicted felon. So then the felon's defense lawyer points out that, on Facebook, the officer applauded former Spokane police officer Karl Thompson, who's also a convicted felon. (SR)

A Nuclear Idaho -- Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has created a new committee to give new life -- or at least half-life -- to the nuclear mission of the Idaho National Laboratory (KREM)

Out There

Turning the Keystone -- The Keystone Pipeline -- related to the same oil sands project as the controversial megaloads that have been winding through Idaho -- was nixed by President Obama. But now, Republicans are using the rejection as a political fodder. (NYT)

Pink fury -- A top official of the Susan B. Komen foundation -- the one that does race for the cure -- has resigned after the foundation decided to stop chaneling money to Planned Parenthood (Atlantic Wire)

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