From the dirt in our 'backyard' to the 'least disputable thing a politician has ever said,' a look at four stories the IAFC and Brian Lehrer Show folks are perusing on this Thursday morning.
Paige sends along a Dave Weigel piece on the high price of gas, and how despite Obama's best efforts to court voters ahead of his reelection campaign, nothing's going to matter quite as much as one thing: How much people are paying at the pump. A look at who's right on the issue (you'll be surprised) and what Obama can do. (via Slate)
Megan submits a link to the first image of Julianne Moore playing Sarah Palin in the HBO film "Game Change," based on the Mark Halperin and John Heilemann book chronicling the 2008 presidential campaign. (Let's hope Moore captures the former Alaska governor's unique speaking style better than her 30 Rock Boston southie efforts.) (via National Review)
Apparently, the state of Delaware now counts as New York's backyard. Lisa is reading about NYC's efforts at composting, and while we create plenty of material that can be composted, we've got no room for the actual composting, so we send "tens of thousands of pounds of coffee grounds, carrot tops, uneaten broccoli bits and other leftovers" across state lines. (via WSJ)
Caitlin: I'm still trying to figure out what the Arab Spring means for the U.S. Apparently, the prez and I are on the same page. I'm reading Ryan Lizza's analysis of how the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and others are remaking Obama's foreign policy. (via New Yorker)