Reason Morning Links: Bernanke Survives, Reporters Die, Cheques Disappear


• Ben Bernanke's bid for another term atop the Fed struggles past the Senate banking committee.

• The SEIU and the AFL-CIO dial back their support for the Senate health care bill. Well, sort of.

• 2009 sets the record for the number of journalists killed around the world. I blame Craigslist.

• The FBI's relationship with American Muslims takes a dive.

• The Brits say bye to paper checks.