Today’s Headlines

  • Transit workers union brags about its political donation winning a White House nomination, making senators very angry (Roll Call)
  • Back home in Minnesota, Oberstar keeps jabbing at the White House’s transpo delay plan (Finance and Commerce)
  • Obama announces $2.4 billion in grants to car battery manufacturers (NYT)
  • Senate vote on "cash for clunkers" re-up could fall to Friday amid procedural wrangling (Bloomberg)


Study: Drivers Less Likely to Yield for Black Pedestrians

You’ve heard the expression “driving while black?” Perhaps “walking while black” is a thing, too. A new study, by researchers from Portland State University and the University of Arizona, indicates racial biases play a role in how pedestrians are treated on the roadway. The researchers observed as six subjects — three white men and three black […]