Monday, February 16, 2009

Short Takes

Wish Lists — States and local governments are jockeying for the bailout money.

Venezuela Election — “President Hugo Chávez scored a major victory Sunday when Venezuelans lifted term limits so he can run for reelection in 2012 and perhaps beyond. Chávez’s measure won 54.3 percent of the vote, according to the national election board.”

Now He Remembers — Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) could be in trouble over his testimony to the Blagojevich impeachment panel.

No “Car Czar” — White House drops plan for a single overseer for the auto industry bailout.

Florida Catch 22 — A gay adoptive father has to fight for the same rights other adoptive parents receive.

We’re Not Alone — There could be 100 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy.