Eye Opener: Mondale tells Obama to ditch 'idiot boards'; the Air Force wants to play chicken in Kabul
• Question of the Week: Hey federal workers -- how concerned are you that health insurance costs are rising? What's your plan for dealing with the 7.2 percent increase? Does it offer any comfort that the increase is less than for many workers in the private sector? E-mail your thoughts to email@example.com and please include your name and hometown. We may use your thoughts in Friday's Post.
• U.S. considers chicken-raising in Afghanistan: The U.S. Air Force is asking members of the poultry industry whether they have any interest in setting up an integrated chicken-raising business in the Kabul area.
• Environmental Protection Agency rules could hurt Barack Obama in 2012: Controversial rules covering everything from power plants to petroleum refiners, manufacturers, coal mines and farmers could come back to haunt the White House.
• Credit card companies sued: DOJ and seven state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard and American Express, charging that the credit card networks' rules prevent retailers from providing discounts to consumers.
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION:
• Audit calls for improved nuclear-plant security: It should be given better access to criminal databases and foreign-travel histories to try to keep terrorists from getting jobs inside U.S. nuclear-power plants, federal auditors said in a report Monday.
• Transit agencies to get $776 million to upgrade bus service: The money will support capital projects in 45 states and Washington, D.C.
| October 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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