Sacrificial Lamb

Senate Budget chairman Kent Conrad’s career sacrificed on the altar of Harry Reid’s electoral ambitions

Senate Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad (D., N.D.) hosted what is likely to be the final budget “markup” hearing of his career on Wednesday. Only it was not a real markup.

The Star Fighters

Administration report warns that loosening exports on space technology could boost China’s space warfare capabilities

China is building space weapons designed to defeat U.S. and allied long-range missiles, and U.S. plans to loosen controls on satellite exports likely will boost Beijing’s space warfare programs, according to a Obama administration report made public on Wednesday.

Retreat

Florida Democrat at the center of Trayvon Martin media circus was for Stand Your Ground law before she was against it

The congresswoman who has stood next to Trayvon Martin’s parents at rallies and emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the Sanford Police Department supported the “Stand Your Ground” law at the center of the case. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D, Fla.) voted for the self-defense law when she was a state senator in 2005, five years before she was elected to represent Miami—and Martin’s family—in Congress.

Clown College

Clown and Mind Reader Seek Work at GSA

A clown and a mind reader sought to find work in the General Services Administration today, as the Congressional probe into the GSA’s $800,000 Las Vegas conference continued.