NRA has concerns about Sotomayor as a supreme court member and other obscure news for the day

NRA concerns about the Sotomayer supreme court appointment and other obscure news found today include the cyberattacks on the federal websites theory along with new Rasmussen poll on the President. Read on!

Cyberattacks on federal Web sites may be smokescreen — …some security experts wonder whether there’s more to the attacks than meets the eye. Denial-of-service attacks against public Web sites can be an effective means of distracting network administrators while other, more sensitive computer systems and applications are targeted. DHS has not released any advisories to indicate more serious attacks occurred against federal computer networks or systems, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t taken place, said a former intelligence official who asked to not be named [Read it at NextGov]

President Obama’s czar system concerns some — There are no constitutional requirements that Czars undergo Senate Conformation Hearings and some lawmakers and Washington interest groups are raising concerns that he may be subverting the authority of Congress and concentrating too much power in the presidency [read it at LA Times]

Seoul subway to save millions of dollars with RFID ticketing technology from STMicroelectronics  — The world’s first RFID-based scheme for single-journey reusable ticketing in mass transportation has recently gone live in Seoul, South Korea, and is expected to save some 3 billion Won (over US$2.4 million) per year [read it at PR Newswire]

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll — Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove while 32% Strongly Approve of the way the President is performing — giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5 [read it at Rasmussen]

WHO to recommend countries stop testing all flu cases — “What countries ought to do is tailor down their testing,” he said. “It will ease the burden on labs and make testing less of a chore. It is very hard to keep up.” [read it at Bloomberg]

San Quentin won’t accept new inmates, citing flu — Nearly half the 5,200 inmates in the prison north of San Francisco are being quarantined [read it at Mercury News]

NRA has concerns about Sotomayor as a supreme court member — The NRA – influential with Republicans and some conservative Democrats – said senators should question Sotomayor on her views on the Second Amendment and curbs on the right to bear arms, and threatened to oppose her if her answers were “hostile or evasive.” [read it at RGJ]

Russia, U.S. press “reset” button on strained ties, yet key divergences remain — After three rounds of talks behind closed doors before the presidents met, the two leaders finally inked a document of understanding on nuclear weapon control on the first day of their Moscow summit [read it at xinhuanet]

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