Saturday, May 23, 2009

Short Takes

U.S. signals willingness to reopen talks with Cuba.

Unappealing — Big tobacco loses in court again.

The State Department will grant same-sex partner benefits.

Prop 8 Redux: The California State Supreme Court will issue their ruling on the suit to overturn the ballot measure on Tuesday. (Just a hunch, but I have a bad feeling about this. But I’ve been wrong before.)

Salute — Obama is welcomed as commencement speaker at the Naval Academy.

Obama signs credit card bill.

Today’s Irony: Liberty University bans College Democrats club.

Doing the numbers: 9.6% unemployment in Florida; $192 million is Florida’s Powerball jackpot; GM borrows another $4 billion a week before going bankrupt.

Tigers beat Colorado Rockies 4-3 in Detroit.

Travel Day Flashback: Back in the 1970’s, Eastern Airlines used to have a direct flight from Toledo to Miami…