Saturday, January 15, 2011

Short Takes

The government in Tunisia has collapsed and the president has fled.

Very Interesting — States owe the federal government a lot of interest on borrowed money to pay for unemployment benefits.

The Obama administration is easing more restrictions on travel to Cuba.

The GOP has elected a new chairman of the RNC.

Good economic news — Retail sales were up in December and inflation stayed low.

The EPA rejected an application to remove part of a mountain in West Virginia to mine coal.

Oops — Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey may have hurt his state’s bond ratings by using the word “bankrupt” at a town hall meeting.