Sunday, August 16, 2009

Short Takes

Getting personal — President Obama brings his grandmother into the healthcare debate. He also puts his stump speech into the op-ed pages of the New York Times.

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) gets a promise from the Burmese junta that they will free an American prisoner.

Sen. Chris Todd (D-CT) is recovering from prostate cancer surgery.

A strong earthquake hits Western Indonesia.

Two tropical storms are brewing up in the Atlantic. Ana is forecasting to track south of Miami; Bill is tracking towards the East Coast.

Rising moons
— Hundreds of Canadians protest a U.S. surveillance balloon in Sarnia, Ontario.

The Tigers are back on a winning track, beating KC 10-3.