Thursday, February 5, 2009

Short Takes

S-CHIP passes and the president signs it.

Let’s Talk Real Estate — Republicans add a home-buyer tax break to the stimulus package.

Digital TV delayed until June 12.

Labor Pains — Hilda Solis’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor is being held up by right-wingers. An acting secretary has been appointed.

Daschle’s Replacement? — Ezra Klein reports that Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is under consideration.

Obstruction Probe — Former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici is being investigated by a grand jury for trying to block a look into his role in the firing of U.S. attorneys.

Antonin the Touchy — Supreme Court Justice Scalia gets cranky when a student asks him a question.

Really Cool — It’s 38 here in Miami and below freezing in other parts of the state. I brought in the orchids.