Artur Davis, representing Alabama's Seventh Congressional District, will run for governor of Alabama in 2010. Davis's district leans heavily Democratic. According to the Cook Political Report, 'Its boundaries all but ensure that an African-American Democrat will succeed four-term Rep. Artur Davis.'
Obama, in a Rose Garden appearance, says radiation reaching US soil is not expected to be harmful. He says all is being done to help US citizens in Japan, and calls for a review of US nuclear plant safety.
CH-47 Chinook helicopter, heavy-duty fire trucks, and water cannons dump water on one of Japan's dangerously overheated nuclear reactors. Emergency workers couldn't be sure any of it was easing the peril at the tsunami-ravaged facility.
The US embassy in Tokyo has urged American citizens within 50 miles of the threatened plant to relocate and announced it would help US citizens evacuate the country by plane.
As the election Tuesday approaches, President Obama is increasing his rhetoric against the GOP party, though numbers still look grim for the Democrats.
'Casino Jack' documentary about Jack Abramoff out on DVD, Martha Stewart now on Hallmark Channel, free pass to museums on Museum Day Sept. 25, and more recommendations.
'Casino Jack' takes the cozy relationship between lobbyists and politicians to task with Jack Abramoff as Exhibit A.