Saturday, August 1, 2009

Short Takes

Narrow Passage — A House Committee has passed the healthcare reform bill 31-28.

Speaking of healthcare, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

R.I.P. — Former Philippines president Corazon Aquino, the woman behind the “people power” movement that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has died.

The House voted to add another $2B to the “cash for clunkers” program.

Three hikers in Kurdistan took a wrong turn and are being held in Iran.

Payback? — David Bogden, who was fired in the U.S. attorney purge by the Bush administration, gets his old job back.

Everglades — The state and federal government have settled their dispute on how to pay for the restoration of the “River of Grass.”

The revolution will not be financed — Cuba is going broke.

Tigers drop a close one to the Indians.