- Politics: This Tuesday, Alabama, Hawaii and Mississippi head to the polls to cast their presidential primary votes. The latest delegate count. After the primary defeat of GOP incumbent Jean Schmidt last Tuesday, some folks on Capitol Hill are getting a little concerned. Here is Real Clear Politics’ list of top House races to watch.
- Sports: March Madness: NCAA Selection Sunday - all you need to know here. The case of college football moving to a playoff format. In other sporting news, Tiger withdraws half way through final round!?!? Find out what that’s about here. I think we can start counting down to the Masters. In racing news, Tony Stewart won the Kobalt in Vegas today. If you are a racing fan, you should join Race Fans 4 Freedom!
- By now you should have set your clocks forward, but did you know the implications of Daylight Savings? It takes 48 hours to adjust to the new schedule? More adjusting to the new time here.
- Pop Culture: SXSW is in full gear! Public Notice will be present with Hangover Kits for you and the economy. Finally we get to see Jessica Beil’s engagement ring. Is it just me, or does it feel like Jessica Simpson has been pregnant forever? Well, in case you forgot, you can see ALL of her here.
- Budget & Jobs: Are we heading into another budget fight? GOP shifting on cutting spending?!?!? Dems send GOP a warning. Speaking of the budget, don’t you wish Capitol Hill could take a budgeting lesson from families across the US? Check out Bankrupting America’s latest ad, Working Hard. Unemployment number stays the same, but the jobs are coming back. Good news! Below are a few key points from the release that I think you might find interesting…
The number of unemployed persons, at 12.8 million, was essentially unchanged in February. The unemployment rate held at 8.3 percent, 0.8 percentage point below the August 2011 rate. (See table A-1.) Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.7 percent), adult women (7.7 percent), teenagers (23.8 percent), whites (7.3 percent), blacks (14.1 percent), and Hispanics (10.7 percent) showed little or no change in February. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.) The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was little changed at 5.4 million in February. These individuals accounted for 42.6 percent of the unemployed. (See table A-12.)
Also, don’t forget St. Patricks Day!!! A good day to wear green and get your (responsible) drink on! In honor of this day, here’s a video from my favorite band Bell X1 (their Irish)…