News of the Day


Here are the top news stories we’re discussing at The Reid Report:

Steps We Must Take to Improve Pay Equity - “It has been more than 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, yet women still don’t earn equal pay for equal work. ” [The Huffington Post]

Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33 - “The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office, which said all but three have been identified.” [Associated Press/USA Today]

David Wildstein met for several days with federal prosecutors in Newark, report says- “David Wildstein, the former Port Authority official at the center of the George Washington Bridge lane-closings scandal, spent several days meeting with federal prosecutors in Newark last week, according to a report posted online by a Washington-based publication that says it covers ‘insider news’ about the U.S. Department of Justice.” [The Star-Ledger]

Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension - “The Senate approved a bill extending long-term unemployment benefits for five months. Six Republicans joined Senate Democrats in extending unemployment insurance with a vote of 59-38. The measure is expected to be dead on arrival in the House.” []

Jonathan Chait’s epic race fail: How a story about racism and Obama goes horribly wrong - “New York magazine’s cover story suggests liberals are paranoid, MSNBC is like stop-and-frisk – and other oddities” [Salon]

Peaches Geldof, media and fashion personality, dead at 25 - “Peaches Geldof, second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, her family said on Monday.” [Chicago Tribune]

GOP Report on IRS: Only Tea Party Groups Received ‘Systematic Scrutiny’ - “The GOP report, the latest salvo in a protracted political battle in Washington, is aimed at refuting Democrats’ argument that liberal groups also were targeted by the IRS over recent years.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Flight MH370: search teams racing against the clock to find black box - “Search teams are racing against the clock to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as the window for finding one of the black boxes with an active power source gets progressively smaller.” [The Guardian]

Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning - “Ukrainian riot police on Tuesday cleared a regional administration building and public square in the eastern city of Kharkiv of hundreds of pro-Russia protesters, detaining scores in the process, officials said.” [Los Angeles Times]