Monday, April 20, 2009

Short Takes

266 — The number of times the CIA used waterboarding — described as torture — on 2 al-Qaeda suspects. I think that takes it from trying to evince information and gets into being kinky.

Divided Government
— Critic of Iraqi PM Maliki is chosen leader of Parliament.

Appeal — Iran’s president wants to make sure Roxanne Sabieri, the American reporter jailed for “espionage” gets a fair appeal….

Quid Pro Quo — Congressional Quarterly is reporting Rep. Jane Harmon (D-CA) was heard on a wiretap discussing a deal with a “suspected Israeli agent” to drop a lawsuit in exchange for a House committee chair position.

Budget Cutting — President orders cabinet secretaries to trim their budgets.

“It’s Your Move”
— Obama to Castro on the next step in Cuba/US relations.

14 Horses Drop Dead — Mystery illness strikes polo ponies in Palm Beach County.

Tigers win 8-2
in Seattle; they’re 7-5 on the season so far.