Monday, June 28, 2010

Short Takes

The G-summit leaders in Toronto agree to try to cut the budget deficit in half by 2013.

Over 500 protesters were arrested in Toronto.

CIA Chief Leon Panetta doesn’t think that power-sharing in Afghanistan is a good idea.

Nevertheless, Afghanistan President Karzai has been holding secret talks with militants. (Well, it was a secret.)

Hearings on the confirmation of Elena Kagan begin today.

R.I.P. Martin Ginsburg, husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

You knew it couldn’t last — Gas prices are up 5 cents over the last two weeks.

Tropical update: Tropical Storm Alex is keeping away from the oil spill.

The Tigers finally win against the Braves 10-4. They head home to take on the Twins, who haven’t been doing that well, either; the Tigers are a half-game back in the division.