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the morning cram [the Oh Fudge edition]

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Hey Justice Roberts, you kiss your mama with that mouth?

NPR reports the highest court in the land hears another FCC indecency/censorship case. I bet this would all go away if one of the justices let loose with a couple choice words.

Kentucky~  Paducah Convention Center alleged embezzlers are now facing federal charges.  No more big-boned trucks allowed on the Ledbetter bridgeStumbo is still fighting the redistricting fight.

Illinois ~ Gov Quinn prepares to sign the earned income tax credit bill.

Tennessee ~ The legislative term begins today- go fightin’ 107th! The state is meeting the education reforms tied to the Race to the Top Award.

the morning cram [get out!! edition]

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Occupy LA is no more after police attacked in the night and arrested around 200.

NPR reports around 1400 LA Police officers raided the Occupy LA camp last night, arresting 200 in an overwhelming show of force.

Kentucky~ Ballard County names interim superintendent.  Former KCTC Prez gets a settlement. We’re reaching out to farmers in Benton. KSP wants your food in their car.

Illinois~ A pension bill is on Gov Quinn’s desk.

the morning cram [there’s what’s right and there’s what’s right and never the twain shall meet edition]

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It seems nobody told Mitt flip-fops in winter are faux pas.

NPR reports Romney’s position on abortion has been hard to pin down over the years, however the candidate’s supporters say only his emphasis changed.

Kentucky~ The McCracken County Fiscal Court chooses not to fund an investigation into Community Center embezzlement.    McCracken County stops funding for the Humane Society.  Synthetic Marijuana is now illegal in McCracken County.  It’s getting chilly- be careful out there!The governor says forget cutting down a Christmas tree, just use the one in the yard.

Illinois~ Tax breaks are making their way through the legislature.

the morning cram [supervirus edition]

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Stuxnet, the cybersuperweapon, a headache for security experts everywhere.

NPR reports one year after its existence was made public, the Stuxnet supervirus continues to rattle security experts around the world. (Stuxnet…Skynet…am I the only one who is worried.)

Kentucky~ A Driver involved in log truck wreck was arrested. Minds will meet in Louisville to improve education. Williams is reportedly grasping for Hindu straws.

Illinois~ Drought and heat draw disaster declaration. Massac County is fighting the bear. Quinn says play lotto for vets.

Tennessee~ Slips a bit in business friendly rankings.

the morning cram [insurmountable student debt edition]

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Student loan debt will follow some college students for the rest of their lives.

NPR reports the student loan debt for the average US college student is around $24,000. But for some, the burden is much larger than that. (I’d hate to be one of those students…oh wait)

Kentucky~ No more help for the tent-city people. Rand Paul distrusts job numbers.

Illinois~ Schools need more money.

Tennessee~ The state got more money for roads. Unemployment jumps a bit.

the morning cram [political four-wheelin’ edition]

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President Obama’s tour bus will run across rough political terrain in North Carolina this year.

NPR reports the Obama campaign tour starts in North Carolina, but may meet more resistance this time than last.

Kentucky~ Two hung juries fueled frustration in the western part of the state.  Employment offices will match you to your job. Floridian doctors are feeding the pill problem. Beshear is pushing for other democratic candidates. Beshear beating Williams in state employee race.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn says catching up on bills will help the state economy.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville man was killed standing in the road looking at a cell phone. You need a permit to burn till next summer. The state will give money for energy efficiency.

the morning cram [rise of Romney edition]

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In the battle of GOP candidates last night, Romney and Perry stood out, and Romney stood tall.

NPR reports that during last night’s GOP debate in Orlando, Florida, Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney may have taken over as the front runner, delivering a blow to Tex. Gov. Rick Perry.

Kentucky~ A Smithland home burned unnoticed for over an hour. There are no jobs in Fulton. Democrats rally in Dixon today.

Illinois~ Farms can get federal money.

Tennessee~ The Arts Commish is retiring.