Friday, October 9, 2009

Short Takes

Another bombing in Pakistan.

A leader of one of Iran’s protest groups has been sentenced to death.

Retail sales are up for the first time in a long time.

The Senate Finance Committee will vote on the Baucus bill on Tuesday.

“Opt-out” replaces “public option” as the new buzz-word in healthcare reform.

The House passed a hate-crimes bill that includes sexual orientation and disability.

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) is in trouble.

That would explain a great deal — A leader of the tea partiers owed the IRS over $500 K.

Oklahoma goes all Nathaniel Hawthorne on abortion.

Here’s one reason not to gamble.

Shoot the moon — NASA aims to find water on the moon the hard way.

Playoffs: Dodgers and Rockies win, and the Angels beat the Red Sox for the first time in post-season.