- Jobless claims rise by 9,000. Obama says he has a jobs plan.
- Morgan Stanley warns the U.S. is now "dangerously close" to another recession.
- The city of Los Angeles fires credit rating agency Standard & Poors from one of its contracts. The Justice Department, meanwhile, is investigating S&P's pre-financial crisis mortgage security ratings.
- Christine O'Donnell doesn't like Piers Morgan's questions about gay marriage, walks out on interview.
- Texas Gov. Rick Perry now says his executive order mandating a cervical cancer vaccination for sixth-grade girls was a mistake.
- Big tobacco sues the FDA over graphic new warning label requirements.
- The GOP's presidential candidates are not fond of the EPA.
- DARPA plans to grant $500,000 in "seed money" to study the feasibility of sending humans to another starsytem.
The latest from Reason.tv: Bob Bowden, director of The Cartel, on what's next for school choice and new media: