It's the day after the election and the race for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat that turned into a proxy battle between Republican supporters of Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic and union opponents is still undecided at this writing.
In an ostensibly non-partisan race, Justice David Prosser, the Republican incumbent backed by conservatives, had a small lead over Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg, the assistant attorney general who has union support. As of Wednesday morning, it appeared a runoff was inevitable.
The North Carolina woman who thankfully wasn't injured when a piece of lumber came crashing through the windshield of her car — a frightening accident that you can watch, as we said yesterday, because she happened to be using her phone's camera at that moment — told NBC's Today Show this morning that "it was horrifying."
The top of the news from Japan this morning is that "workers stopped a highly radioactive leak into the Pacific off Japan's flooded nuclear complex, but with the plant far from stabilized, engineers prepared an injection of nitrogen to deter any new hydrogen explosions." (The Associated Press)
While President Obama plans to be at a town hall later today in Pennsylvania, a "meeting with congressional leaders on the budget is still possible" today, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said this morning in a message he posted on Twitter.