Friday, February 4, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Mubarak's on his own, the state restricts welfare

Posted By on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Welfare Reform  — After Seattle's KING 5 news found that EBT cards — debit cards used to dispense welfare funds — were being used at casinos and strip clubs, among other places, state legislators say they want greater regulation regarding how the cards can be used. The bill was in committee yesterday. (SR)

Friday of Departure — The Obama administration is doing everything they can to push Mubarak out of power, but apparently he won't budge.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other security officials are heading to Munich for a security conference today and although the next few days in Egypt will have serious implications, Washington seems to have decided it's now up to Mubarak. (Daily Beast)

Megaload Holdups — The first megaload trip didn't go quite according to plan and now ConocoPhilips has to revise its plan.  The trucks caused a 59-minute delay on the highway, which clearly exceeded their delay limit of 15 minutes. (KXLY)  

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