There isn’t much news today. I don’t feel like going into all of the political machinations, like John Boehner’s ridiculous speech today. I’ll include anything really important from today tomorrow.
- According to Rachel Maddow last night, of the 324 congressional primaries, the incumbent has won 317 times. That’s right: only 7 incumbents have lost in this “anti-incumbent revolution.” And no incumbents are expected to lose today. We’ll see how it goes in the general.
- The stock market fell over 100 points after news that existing home sales went down 27% compared to the previous month. This is the fourth day in a row that the market fell. It’s hard to get worked up about any of this. Things are so bad, nothing phases me.
- Over 150 NIH stem cell grants will be frozen as a result of Judge Lamberth’s blocking of Obama’s expanded research funded. The administration announced today that they will appeal the decision.
- When all the world is looking down into Chile’s copper mine, astronomers using a 3.6-meter reflecting telescope have discovered an extraordinary planetary system: “Astronomers have discovered a new solar system that appears to have almost as many planets as our own. They found up to seven planets orbiting a star that is of a similar type to the Sun, including one that is likely to be rocky and less than 1.5 times the size of the Earth.”