The Monday Catch Up

Chuck Hagel has been filibustered. (via

Chuck Hagel has been filibustered. (via

Only 2 weeks to go before Spring break, finish strong.

The lead story: After posting about Chuck Hagel nearly every week since I’ve been back, the Republicans have officially filibustered his nomination.  A second vote will come soon.  This is the first time a cabinet nominee has been filibustered.

Everything else:

In a big week for business news, American Airlines and US Airways have merged to form the biggest airline in the world. In an unrelated deal, Heinz was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.

A draft of the forthcoming immigration bill was leaked by the White House this weekend.

A huge meteor crashed into the land of dash cams this past Friday, with the most injuries in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia.

With an abbreviated schedule, the Blackhawks remain undefeated a quarter of the way through the delayed NHL season.

The Long Read: Esquire’s profile on a member of the team that took down Osama Bin Laden, entitled The Shooter.

The weather: It’s going to be a very up and down week with temperatures fluctuating between 45 and 25 degrees for the high, and getting as low as 14.  We’ll also be seeing cloud cover, snow and finally rain by Friday.

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