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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013 - Morning Headlines

- After round after round of political negotiating, the House of Representatives passed the Senate's version of the bill to avoid the Fiscal Cliff (CNN):

- The House of Representatives chose to vote on a bill providing aid to Hurricane Sandy victims (Fox News):

- Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania plans to sue the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State for the school's cover-up of child sex abuse (ABC News):

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  1. Just got back from vacation and am catching up. Hope everyone had happy, healthy, and safe holidays.

    I have to chime in on my governor and this Sandusky thing. First, it should be understood that Corbett was the state attorney general when the initial report of Sandusky came out and Corbett was in charge of vetting the accusation. He put a single investigator on the situation. It should be noted that Corbett is a Penn State alum and also sits (or sat) on the Board of Trustees for Penn State. He failed in his role as the SAG. Being on the board, he accepted the sanctions placed on the school by the NCAA. He now says that he was unaware of the rules... As a governor, don't you think he would have checked that out ahead of accepting the sanctions? So, he failed at that role as well. Now, he wants to sue the NCAA. I believe it is solely sour grapes that the Nits couldn't play a bowl game after an incredible season. So, this man agreed to have the taxpayers foot the bill for his agreement to the sanctions and now wants to stick the taxpayers with another legal bill to make him more politically popular. This man is a disgrace. He failed at every opportunity (allowing more children to be raped) and now he wants to file a lawsuit to cover his own ass and make him more popular with all the other blind Penn State fans in this state. Pure politics and purely disgusting!!!

    1. Whatsamattausa - Welcome back! I hope you had a great vacation. All of the things you listed I did not know. Thank you for the information. You tied it well, and I feel informed. It's quite interesting!