Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Short Takes

Service — AmeriCorps is tripled as President Obama signs a new national service bill.

Strip-Search — the Supremes wonder what is reasonable or not in searching high school students.

Almost Complete — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is about to become the last Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate.

¿Que Dice? — Fidel says President Obama “misinterpreted” what Raul said. (That’s Fidel’s way of saying, “Hey, I’m still here!”)

Cuban-Americans Support Thaw — “A majority of Cuban Americans support President Barack Obama and back his moves to improve relations with Cuba, according to a new poll that suggests the community’s staunch support for a tough U.S. stance against the Castro government may be eroding.” (HT to Generation Miami.)

Still a Mystery as to what killed 21 horses in Palm Beach.

Earth II? — Astronomers find planets that are close to the size of Earth and within the “habitable” zone of their solar system. (And they’re only 20 light years away. Right around the corner.)

Tigers lose in Anaheim.