Monday, May 10, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Supreme choices and a buffoon

Posted on Mon, May 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Then there were four President Obama nominates Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court — his choice to replace retiring liberal Justice John Paul Stevens. If approved by the Senate, Kagan will be just the fourth woman to sit on the court in our nation's history, two of them put in place by Obama. (NYT)

Civic duty Today in Jackassery brings us the story of 23-year-old Allen S. Easley. After stealing a 2008 Honda Civic, Easley took it for a 70-mph joyride down East Sprague, eliciting the attention of officers. Using quick wits and superb decision-making skills, Easley eased his ride onto the freeway, reached speeds of 100 mph, eluded Spokane police officers and sheriff's deputies, got off the freeway, got on the freeway, got off the freeway and finally stopped due to a broken wheel. (SR)

Iron chief Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was interviewed over the weekend for Seattle's top cop job, along with nine other candidates. How'd it go? We'll find out tomorrow, when the 26-member committee announces the final three. Text your vote to... (KREM)

Dino maniacs The buzz is killing us! Will twice-defeated Republican candidate for governor, Dino Rossi, run for the U.S. Senate against Patty Murray?! He says, "No," nobody knows but we're all still talking about it! And we can't stop! (SR) 

Spring in May!? In the best news this Monday morning, forecasters are calling for warm weather all week, finally sending the wintry weather to the showers. (Weather Underground)

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