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Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cashAssociated Press | "Of the 2,476 bridges scheduled to receive stimulus money so far, nearly half have passed inspections with high marks, according to federal data. Those 1,123 sound bridges received such high inspection ratings that they normally would not qualify for federal bridge money, yet they will share in more than $1.2 billion in stimulus money." Meanwhile, bad bridges linger on, unrepaired.
Obama and Sister to Share a TownNew York Times | Maya Soetoro-Ng will spend the next few months in DC, where her husband, Konrad Ng, a professor at the University of Hawaii, will become the scholar-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution ’s Asian Pacific American Program next month.
Palin won't attend Reagan library eventPolitico: Ben Smith | Palin sure knows how to keep 'em guessing. According to her Facebook page, "former Governor Sarah Palin is not committed to attend the Simi Valley Republican Women’s event at the Reagan Library and in fact is not attending the event."