Friday, February 6, 2009

Short Takes

We Will Not Use Extraordinary Rendition — so saith Leon Panetta at his hearing yesterday to be the next director of the CIA.

More Job Losses — unemployment hits a 26-year-high.

Backstage Work — “A bipartisan group of senators worked furiously in backroom negotiations on Thursday to cut the cost of the more than $920 billion economic stimulus plan. Senate Democratic leaders said they would await the outcome of those talks before calling for a final vote on the measure, perhaps on Friday.”

The Iraqi Election results are in.

No Vamos a Cuba — Court backs book ban in Miami public school libraries.

Out of the Pool — Michael Phelps gets suspended for three months for taking a bong hit. Joe Conason defends him.