Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Short Takes

President Obama signed the reconciliation bill for healthcare. It also gets the banks out of the student loan business.

The Vatican continues to push back against the sex abuse scandal.

The East Coast braces for flooding.

President Obama and French President Sarkozy want sanctions against Iran.

The new U.S. plan for Haiti: nation-building.

Taking the fall — An RNC staffer got the axe for submitting the bill for the trip to Voyeur West. (But what about the person who approved the expenditure?)

Kendrick Meek has turned in his petitions to qualify to run for the U.S. Senate.

Two people were rescued from a stalled ride at the Miami-Dade Fair. (I mention this because it made “Breaking News” on MSNBC.)

R.I.P. Jaime Escalante, the teacher who inspired the film Stand and Deliver.