News Roundup

2009, Bye-bye

From the good folks at JibJab, a recap of 2009. To some we reluctantly say farewell; To others we say good riddance. You’ve seen the preview, now watch the video…

News Roundup for Saturday, July 11

Burris bails: Illinois Senator Roland Burris announces he will not run for election to the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. More at The Atlantic. California’s next residents: “The US State Department confirmed Tuesday that as many as 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians – once well-treated guests of Saddam Hussein and now estranged from Iraqi society –…

News Bits 7-07-09

Here is a quick summary of some of the news of the day for July 7, 2009. Anaheim mayor will lead fight for high-speed rail line (OCRegister) Public guardian fires back against mismanagement claims (OCRegister) California’s borrowing costs may rise after Fitch downgrades state bonds (SacBee) Bass frustrated, leaders researching Prop. 98 implications (SacBee)   And on the…

News Roundup: 7-01-09

So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…

News Roundup for May 7

An increasingly small tent: Rush Limbaugh says, “What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat.” Next up: New Jersey: “Gay rights advocates in New Jersey… believe the state is poised to pass [a marriage equality] law this year.” Vacation in Libertarian Somalia: “Government-free since 1991…Where the police, roads, and…

News Roundup May 6

I can has cheezburger: Obama and Biden go for a burger run. Ideological purity in Pennsylvania: “With speculation ramping up that former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge may decide within the next few weeks to enter the primary for the GOP Senate nomination — and the right to take on party-switching Arlen Specter — you can…