Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Short Takes

Blagojevich Picks a Successor: For Barack Obama, that is. He’s former Illinois AG Roland Burris.

Senate Democrats Say No to the Burris appointment, but the Supremes say they can’t not seat him.

No Ceasefire in Gaza: Israel likely to reject plan.

Minnesota Recount: It’s still going on with Franken in the lead by 50 votes.

Flying by Plants: Air New Zealand tested a biofuel from the jatropha plant on a Boeing 747.

Where Have You Gone, J.D. Salinger? The author of The Catcher in the Rye turns 90 tomorrow and is still as reclusive as ever.