Morning News and Stuff

Nov 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

Guess there's a reason why Congress doesn't care much for the 99-percent movement: Eleven percent of Congress is part of the 1 percent. Fifty-eight members of Congress have $9 million or more in net worth, including Kentucky's own Mitch McConnell and John Yarmuth. Congress also includes 250 millionaires, so maybe they'll listen.

Occupy Wall Street celebrated its two-month mark by organizing a “day of action,” beginning with a march to the New York Stock Exchange.—-

County Commissioners want to resolve their public housing debate with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but HUD says it can't actually agree to anything with the county and the talks need to be with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, which is a problem because the commissioners don't like CMHA.

Commissioner Chris Monzel's MacGyver idea of selling Drake Hospital rather than raising property taxes in order to cover the stadium fund deficit isn't going to happen. Looking forward to seeing what crappy thing Monzel tries to fix it with next.

City Council yesterday voted to allow three new food truck stations near Fountain Square since 3CDC booted the everyday Skyline from the square.

You know what's delicious? Pizza. Know what's not delicious: overly burdensome and costly pizza regulations. That's why House GOPers have scaled back newly proposed USDA nutritional guidelines that would not have counted tomato sauce on pizza as a serving of vegetables. Keep your government hands off my medicaid pizza!

The changes had been requested by food companies that produce frozen pizzas, the salt industry and potato growers. Some conservatives in Congress have called the push for healthier foods an overreach, saying the government shouldn’t be telling children what to eat.

The Ohio GOP has reportedly questioned the need for a driver texting ban.

There's an ice cavern on one of Jupiter's moons that might have life in it. Go find out for us, Obama!

Tiger Woods is sucking at the Presiden's Cup but the Americans still won yesterday.

Some Golden Globes voters are upset about Ricky Gervais returning to host.