Tardy Tuesday Takedown 11/12/13…
…And the World:
We begin today in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan has left utter devastation across the archipelago nation. The Los Angles Times reports on the human toll and need following the storm’s landfall and The Guardian and New York Times have more on the devastation. The New York Times includes reporting on the shadow the typhoon has cast over UN climate talks and a link to how people can help. NPR looks at what made Haiyan so damaging.
Negotiations with Iran will continue one day but are over for now complete with finger pointing. Yet there were some breakthroughs amidst the haggling. NPR has more and Haaretz’s Chemiv Shalev dives into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reservations.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is now saying that spending rollbacks may remain regardless of the nation’s deficit. Meanwhile, Labour’s lead grows again in The Guardian’s polling.
In honor of Veterans Day yesterday, a profile of our Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki from The Washington Post.
The White House will release its Affordable Care Act numbers this week. Early estimates point to about 440,000 enrolled in expanded Medicaid, although the number could be higher. Enrollments in private insurance are believed to be much lower at about 90,000, mostly in state exchanges. Greg Sargent says there’s no spinning this one.
The voting may be over, but the result is still up in the air, particularly in Virginia. No ex-Clinton fundraiser Terry McAuliffe will be governor, but who will be Attorney General? The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Democratic State Senator Mark Herring, for the moment, has a 117 vote lead over fellow Mark State Senator, Republican Mark Obershain. A recount seems inevitable after the state certifies the total, whatever it is at that point, on November 25.
Bill de Blasio may have won the mayor’s office in New York, by a huge margin, but Michael Bloomberg is not just bequeathing his office to de Blasio. He also leaves a huge dispute between the city and its labor unions over back pay.
The State of Things:
Former State Senator Warren Tolman has joined the open Attorney General’s race. He joins a so-far small field of former deputy AG under Martha Coakley Maura Healy and State Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr. No Republicans have announced yet.
Election results remain in flux in Massachusetts too, namely in Lawrence where oft-embattled mayor William Lantigua demands a recount after losing to City Councilor Dan Rivera. The race has even attracted attention nationally from The New York Times.
The Republican digs into some of the focus the Morse campaign had in its quest to reelect the young mayor. Biggest detail of note, Morse’s victory in Ward 7, better known as the place most likely to have seen a casino were one built and the area most vehemently opposed to one.
Northeastern Public Radio’s Paul Tuthill reports on the Mohegan Sun’s efforts to get a recount in Palmer after ever so narrowly losing its referendum to build a casino there. Meanwhile, Maureen Turner has a piece on the anti-casino crowd’s efforts to repeal the whole legislation.
The Fourth Estatements:
The New York Times media correspondent wunderkind, featured in the 2010 documentary Page One, Brian Stetler, is leaving the paper for a gig at CNN as the cable news network’s senior media correspondent. This confirmed earlier reporting by The Los Angeles Times.
Springfield’s own Veterans Day commemoration drew a big crowd in Downtown.
Lots to read into Springfield’s election that expanded the number of minorities on its elected bodies. Just that they did is one direction. We offer a different take. Of course there is the matter of the Council Presidency, which Ward 2 Councilor Mike Fenton has apparently secured. We may have broken the news, but Paul Tuthill’s outdoes us with an interview with the President-in-waiting.
Springfield’s Cultural District gains approval.
With the announcement of Brian Stetler’s move from print to cable news, there has been reasonably a big reaction on Twitter. His departure is a shift for the Times and himself, but also for Stelter’s colleagues at the Times’ media desk. One such colleague, David Carr, the Media’s desk’s sage, joked in the Documentary Page One, about Stelter’s being sent to destroy Carr. Today we award the tweet prize to CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla who deftly remembered this moment in the documentary and repeated on twitter. In doing so he not only recalls a classic moment from the documentary on the day of Stelter’s departure, but also its ultimate irony in that in the end Carr outlasted Stelter.
Keep thinking about the NYT documentary “Page One,” in which @carr2n says @brianstelter was created to destroy him. http://t.co/oB4wT0lB4S
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) November 12, 2013