--The Mars rover Curiosity touched down safely early this morning and The Orlando Sentinel
has the play-by-play on the harrowing descent and the WaPo
has the details on its upcoming mission.
--"A rising number of manufacturers are canceling new investments and putting off new hires because they fear paralysis in Washington will force hundreds of billions in tax increases and budget cuts in January," the NYT reports
--Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois released a video yesterday highlighting his recovery since suffering a stroke in January, The Hill
--Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez are among the headline speakers announced for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the Tampa Bay Times