Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Short Takes

The New York Times reports that Blackwater paid bribes to the Iraqi government to dampen criticism after 17 civilians were killed.

John Allen Muhammad, one of the DC snipers, was executed last night.

Discussing options: President Obama is looking at four possible strategies for Afghanistan.

Secretary of State Clinton says the US won’t impose new conditions on Myanmar in exchange for better relations.

Senate Majority Leader Reid says the healthcare bill will be ready by Christmas.

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) proposes new banking regulations.

Today’s number: $57 million. That’s the amount Scott Rothstein is accused of swindling out of one of his clients.

Florida is getting older.

A Marine reservist in Tampa beat up a Greek Orthodox priest with a tire iron because he thought he was a Muslim. (Turns out the Marine has a secret….)

Pat Robertson is insane.

The priest and the stripper: a love story.

Thank you, Steve, and welcome to readers from Political Animal.