Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Short Takes

Reforming Wall Street — The president got a cool reception in the financial canyons.

Iran
agrees to talks.

Immigration reform heats up and now the Republicans have a whole new group of people to alienate, so to speak.

Reform Lite — Will the Republicans balk at the Baucus bill? Probably.

Violent crime fell for the second year in a row in 2008.

No Go — Tourists threaten a boycott of South Carolina thanks to Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and his shout-out.

R.I.P.: Jody Powell, White House press secretary under Jimmy Carter;
Patrick Swayze, actor best remembered for Dirty Dancing and Ghost;
Paul Burke, actor best remembered for the TV series Naked City and Twelve O’Clock High.

Upset – Roger Federer loses to Juan Martin Del Potro at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

The Tigers beat Toronto in extra innings.