LAST TICKET: Mud wrestling with Sarah Palin; John Lennon hearts Ronald Reagan

Chris Moody

Here are the stories we took note of today but didn't give the full blog treatment:

• Congressional Republicans are just plain sick of signing pledges. (Politico)

• Herman Cain gets a book deal. (CBS News)

• Alaskans like President Obama more than Sarah Palin. (Anchorage Daily News)

• John Lennon, Reaganite? (The Atlantic Wire)

• Michele Bachmann says media wants "to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight" when asked about Palin. (CNN)

• Rick Santorum urges Republicans in Congress not to settle for anything less than a Balanced Budget Amendment for debt ceiling raise. (Politico)

• The Associated Press is setting up a bureau in North Korea. (AP)

• The tax cut for corporate jets President Obama lambasted today were part of his 2009 stimulus bill. (The Examiner)

• Post-9/11 war cost: $3.7 trillion. (MSNBC)