The Shirley Sherrod Flap: USDA official says, “I was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farm land. And here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So I didn't give him the full force of what I could do." Teabaggers lose their brain cell. Theater ensues.
Rachel Maddow: Calls bullshit on Fox News's fabricated hysteria over Sherrod's statements—about an event that occurred in 1986—and made the opposite point of the teabaggers' accusations. This is required viewing:
Off Track: Bellevue council clashes with Sound Transit over future light rail route. Council seeks route with lower ridership that would cost more.
Forget Something? WaMu has $10 million in unclaimed cash left behind after the bank's failure, seized by the FDIC, and then returned to the state for claiming. Most of the money is small account balances that people forgot. Find out if you have money here.
Target for the Midterms: GOP plans to take sights off Pelosi, no longer demonizing her as a pinko monster from gaytown, and instead focus on policy differences with Dems.
GOP's Hope for Change: Chances for the Senate look slim.
Whale: Breaches over sail boat, breaks stuff.
Sanctions: US will impose sanctions on North Korea for arms and luxury items.
Sounders: Freddie Ljungberg skips practice on Tuesday, manager says he is "considering his options," which means he's possibly leaving the team, and there will be changes to the team's roster next season.
Turbulence: Passengers injured in jarring flight and taken to the emergency room: