The debt limit continues to push parties to the edge, with a compromise not looking good, two journalists were tragically killed in Libya and two others were wounded, and illegal immigration has dropped as border security gets tougher and job opportunities drop. Meanwhile the New York Times reaches 100,000 subscribers, your iPhone is tracking your every move, and Kate Middleton’s parents finally meet the Queen (but did they have Kate Jelly Beans?!).
GOP Escalates Debt Limit Demands, http://politi.co/gm4Reb
Rebubilcan Eric Cantor has said the GOP will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised if no spending reforms are made, even if that means defaulting. Democrats have said they will not allow a default to happen. Republicans agree that if Obama wants to raise the debt ceiling he will have to convince the American people it is the right thing to do.
Baseball Taking Control of Dodgers Operations, http://nyti.ms/h9z7Mc
Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has said he will appoint someone to take over the Los Angeles Dodgers after the owner, Frank McCourt left the team in debt and used revenues to cover his personal debt.
Tim Hetherington, ‘Restrepo’ Director, And Chris Hondros, Photojournalist, Killed in Libya, http://huff.to/fgAfR3
Two highly acclaimed journalists were killed in Libya after being hit by fire between the rebels and Gaddafi’s forces. Two other journalists were wounded.
Illegal Immigrants Stopped at the Boarder Has Dropped by 73%, http://bit.ly/gvnWHw
Due to increased enforcement at the border, as well as a lack of jobs, the number of people attempting to cross the border into the US has slowed significantly. In fact, “in the Yuma sector…once considered “the border’s most trampled region,” apprehensions have dropped 95 percent, from 138,460 to 7,116.”
Got an iPhone or a 3G iPad? Apple is Recording Your Moves, http://oreil.ly/i7dC7Q
Any time you sync your device you are leaving an unlocked, unencrypted trail of where you have been and when. It remains unclear as to why Apple is collecting this data, and what the plan on doing with it.
Election 2012: It’s Not Facebook. It’s The Data, Stupid., http://bit.ly/eKJg5q
Michal L. Sifry argues that Facebook has pluses and minuses when it comes to the 2012 election, but what really matters is the ability to collect data and get people behind your campaign. Social media is not just an upcoming platform, it is also a way to gather information about voters.
The New York Times Mystifies, Netting 100K Digital Subscribers, http://bit.ly/emVi1T
The New York Times has reached 100,000 online subscribers (including the 99 cent trial subscribers) after putting up a pay wall three weeks ago, significantly faster than the Wall Street Journal was able to acquire subscribers. However, revenues, including ad revenues are down.
The 2011 TIME 100: http://ti.me/hgInGF
Real Housewives of…Scottsdale?: http://bit.ly/eWfNmU
Demi Lovato reveals Bipolar Disorder, wants to help others: http://eonli.ne/gqbZOn
Kate Middleton’s parents finally meet the queen: http://eonli.ne/fJMVJw
James Frey returning for one of Oprah’s final shows: http://bit.ly/frMh9G
Dispute between Lady Gaga and Weird Al resolved: http://wapo.st/fPvhWg