Two more victories in the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining
At Grist, Mary Anne Hitt calls attention to a pair of recent legal rulings against the mining process.

Ed Kilgore at The Washington Monthly notes a recent poll that shows Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) leading former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in a possible match-up in New Hampshire.

Is Obamacare turning healthcare into a luxury?

The Obama administration's healthcare reform law might be turning healthcare into a luxury, Walter Russell Mead writes for The American Interest.

Christie delivers ode to Bruce Springsteen: 'We’ve got Bruce, he’s ours'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) shared his love for Bruce Springsteen during an interview on a local radio station, notes The Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper.


Max Baucus to retire from Senate
The chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday that he would not run for reelection, report The Hill's Ian Swanson and Cameron Joseph.

Delays at airports mount as furloughs enter second day
The Hill's Keith Laing reports that airports are experiencing flight delays because of air traffic controller furloughs.