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.