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morning cram [online black market edition]

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“It’s sort of the exact opposite of getting two references when you’re applying for a job; rather than vouching for you as an upstanding, law-abiding citizen, you’re getting people to attest to your deviousness.”

NPR reports on an online megamall for stolen credit cards.


Kentucky- Senator Mitch McConnell is meeting in Bowling Green today to discuss his call to send two men facing terrorism charges to Guantanamo Bay. Governor Beshear is selling off surplus land to create state revenue.

Illinois- Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is urging the state’s food producers to apply for federal grants to promote farmers markets.

Tennessee- The Montgomery County, Tennessee Redistricting Committee has begun the process of examining and re-drawing new county commission district lines. US Representative Stephen Fincher’s corrected personal financial disclosure was released.

morning cram [confident edition]

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In the face of strong opposition from members of his own party, President Obama remains confident lawmakers will (eventually) approve the tax cut deal he negotiated with congressional Republicans.

~NPR sits down with the President.

KENTUCKY~ (About to be Ex-)Senator Jim Bunning waves goodbye to his DC buds.  (Still) Senator Mitch McConnell has a new Chief of Staff. A man tries to stab himself in court. McCracken County Schools finally have a contractor for a consolidated high school, construction soon. Murray State’s students are get diplomas tomorrow. The state’s preserving history, and  it’s gonna be coooold this weekend.

TENNESSEE ~ McKenzie’s downtown gets pretty. Governor Bredesen says “no” to a special session.

ILLINOIS ~ Folks learn about health care exchanges through a webinar.

SPORTS ~ UT Martin < Vanderbilt.