Congressional Republicans May Have Picked the Wrong Fight: Obama's job approval numbers are at the highest point in three years and most people see him as a strong leader. Additionally, most people think that the debt ceiling should not be tied to cuts.
Pussy Riot Plea Rejected by Court: Maria Alyokhina asked to delay her sentence until her 5-year-old son was older, but the court was deaf to her arguments.
Maybe It's a Sign: Not only are buyers stepping up in Sacramento to try and keep the Kings, now a second lawsuit against the proposed Sodo arena has been filed on behalf of Mark Baerwaldt.
I Had Forgotten the Mafia Existed: Apparently, it's still alive and well, though, because the Feds took 27 alleged mafia members into custody this morning from three different families in New York.
Edmonds Police Officer Resigns: He is being accused of having sex with a jaywalker in the back of his squad car.
Literally Nothing Could Make Me Go to North Dakota: Not even a frozen oil tundra filled with single men. (That is a thing North Dakota has, according to NYT.)
Dream On: Does no one do a performance test before they push these things out of the hangar? Battery malfunctions, false smoke alarms, fires—who wants to fly on a Dreamliner? Not Japanese people, because they've grounded two fleets.
Helicopter Crashes Near MI6 Headquarters: It's said to have hit a crane.