Deace’s Daily Top 3 – February 22nd, 2011

In Iowa Politics, National Politics on February 22, 2011 at 12:45 am

My top three stories of the past 24 hours.

Deadly Earthquake in New Zealand…Registering at 6.3 on the Richter Scale, this is the deadliest earthquake suffered by that country in over 70 years. As of tonight there are least 65 known dead and unknown scores of others trapped in the rubble and wreckage of its aftermath. Worse, the quake hit right during the rush hour of Christchurch, the second largest city in New Zealand.

Counter-rally planned at Iowa State Capitol…As we reported yesterday, Iowa’s Labor Unions are planning a solidarity demonstration at the statehouse today. Now comes word that some grassroots Tea Party activists in Iowa are planning a counter-rally called themed “We Surround Them” for Noon today across the street from the West Capitol Steps.

Not Backing Down…Amid a much-publicized walkout by State Senate Democrats, new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans in that state’s legislature showed no signs of backing down over their controversial attempts to reign in the power held by the state’s labor unions.



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