Thursday, June 18, 2009

Short Takes

Protests in Iran expand as the government gets more brutal.

Poll Dance — The president loses a few points on his handling of the economy.

Rough times for outdoor wear; Eddie Bauer files for bankruptcy.

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) gives up a leadership post after admitting to having an affair. (Huh; he voted to impeach Bill Clinton for the same thing.)

Speaking of Bill Clinton, the New York Times reports that the NSA during the Bush administration listened in on the former president’s phone calls.

Ouch — Hillary Clinton breaks her elbow.

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford can’t get any respect from his own state legislature.

What do you do with two million pounds of nuclear waste?

Miami’s newest high school: Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High. It would be ironic if they have a lousy basketball team.

Tigers lose to St. Louis…again.