#1 – Sheldon Adelson writes a check to Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) in the amount of $250k. Story HERE.
“Sheldon Adelson, the gambling magnate who pretty much kept Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign in business, wrote a $250,000 check to Gov. Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” political action committee last week, records show.”
#2 – The geography of abortion. Article HERE.
#3 – Romney says he’d repeal Obamacare again. It’s actually amazing just how much this guy lies. Now Obamacare is going to cost $2 TRILLION according to him. The last CBO report to come out on the subject says Obamacare reduces the deficit by $50 billion more than previously thought (SOURCE). There are many lies in the video to unpack.
#4 – Betty White meet Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
#5 – Democrats win the special election for Gabby Giffords former seat in a swing district in Arizona. ABC News has the story HERE:
Giffords endorsed Barber early on, and he was ultimately uncontested for his party’s nomination. He had strong fundraising- pulling in $1.2 million according to campaign finance disclosures- and was aided by the help of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which spent over $400,000 on ads supporting his candidacy. However, his victory was far from certain.
The Arizona 8th congressional district — where Giffords had served since 2006 before resigning from Congress in January — leans Republican. The district voted for John McCain in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2004. Giffords narrowly defeated Barber’s opponent Jesse Kelly in 2010 by a margin of roughly 2 percentage points — 49 percent to Kelly’s 47 percent.
#6 – There is about to be a big shakeup in the world wide web – article HERE:
An example of this would be if the web address www.canon.com/products switched to www.products.canon.
The Japanese camera maker is just one of several organisations to have confirmed it has paid the $185,000 (£118,800) fee to take part in the application process.
The not-for-profit .uk domain name manager Nominet has also revealed it had applied to run .wales and .cymru while Google said it had applied for .google, .youtube and .lol.
#7 – The Putin era is back and the Russian people aren’t fans – article HERE:
In the first major protest since President Vladimir Putin began a new six-year term May 7, Muscovites of all ages and political convictions flooded the city center, chanting “Russia without Putin” and “Enough of KGB rule.”
The event was dubbed the “March of Millions” to symbolize the wave of discontent that has enveloped Russia’s largest cities since disputed parliamentary elections in December.
Protest organizers estimated the turnout at more than 100,000, but police, known for downplaying participation, said it was about 18,000.
#8 – A new report says that Obamacare will cover another 30 million people for only .1% more than we would have already spent otherwise over the next 10 years. And then – it will reduce the deficit moving forward. Article HERE.
#9 – Republicans have decided to stop referring to Obamacare as a “job killing” law due to poor polling. So – they’re just going to sell they’re anti-Obamacare message differently – article HERE:
Speaker John Boehner recently told Republicans in a private meeting to change their tone on health care and fast: stop using “job-killing” to describe the Obama health care law.
Instead, emphasize that the law drives up costs and makes things worse for small businesses.
Why? The job-killing message was polling poorly, sources said.
The episode underscores both the GOP’s recognition that it needs to be ready to respond to the Supreme Court’s looming decision on the health care law and the delicacy with which Republicans must fashion that response.
#10 – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys as many as 425 corporate jets valued at 9.6 BILLION – article HERE:
Buying as many as 425 jets from Bombardier Inc. and Textron Inc. (TXT)’s Cessna will bolster Berkshire’s NetJets in “a long-term bet on the global economy,” Chief Executive Officer Jordan Hansell told Betty Liu in an interview today on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”
Deliveries will start as soon as two years from now as NetJets refreshes and looks to expand a fleet of more than 700 planes. The Columbus, Ohio-based company probably won favorable terms as planemakers work to rebuild order backlogs, said Michel Merluzeau, an aviation consultant for G2 Solutions in Seattle.
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