Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Short Takes

Day 2 of Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing went as expected; softballs from Democrats, swings and misses from Republicans.

House Democrats unveiled a health care plan that covers 97% of the country.

This won’t fly — The Obama administration threatens a veto of the F-22.

$12 billion — President Obama pledges money for community colleges.

R.I.P. — Sir Edward Downes and Lady Downes commit suicide together.

Snake hunt — Florida is going after pythons in the Everglades. (How’s that work… “Here, snake…”?)

The Tigers’ Curtis Granderson helped the AL win the All-Star game 4-3.