¶ North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the rocket succeeded in the
ostensible goal of putting an earth-observation satellite named Kwangmyongsong-3, or Shining Star-3, into orbit, and celebrations by members of the North Korean media were reported.
A statement from the White House by Tommy Vietor, the National Security Council spokesman, called the launch a “a highly provocative act that threatens regional security, directly violates United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874,
contravenes North Korea’s international obligations, and undermines the global nonproliferation regime.”
As thousands of incensed union members filled the Capitol
rotunda and poured out onto its lawn chanting “shame, shame,” labor leaders and Democrats said they would immediately mount an intense, unceasing campaign to regain control of the Legislature and the governor’s office by 2015.
But advocates of the legislation, which outlaws requirements that workers pay fees to unions as a condition of employment,
lauded the day as a historic turning point for economic health in Michigan, and some Republicans predicted that their victory here would embolden other states to enact similar measures.