News You Might Have Missed
Hi guys. Putting this new feature at the end of each post is too time consuming, so I think I'm just going to try to make a separate post at the end of the week. The following are stories that I think are important or would be of interest to 360 viewers. It should be noted that a few of these broke too late for 360 to cover them (and, well, plus they were in Iraq).
- Some justice in Jena? Mychal Bell's conviction has been overturned. No word yet on the fate of the remaining "Jena Six."
- Another no good, very bad day for Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. A corporate executive for oil company VECO just testified that his employees worked on Stevens' home.
- File this one under, "um, what?!" Putin dissolves Russian government.
- No more pandas for peace. The cuddly crowd pleasers will no longer be used to improve international relations. Time to put down the bamboo and polish up that resume.
- China goes hacktastic. US citizens have to worry about their government rummaging through their emails and now the US government has to worry about China hacking the Pentagon. It's the paranoid circle of life.
- Momma mia, that's an-expensive meatball! The Justice Department spent $7 million over the past two years on 10 conferences, including $4 meatballs. Morale might be down, but they still know how to party.
- Another country no longer willing to be in the coalition. Iceland takes their one person and goes home.
- Put down that dressing! Despite calls for more inspections after last year's E Coli outbreak, the government has failed to act and salads remain at risk.
- Read this column. Paul Krugman breaks down some dirty oil dealings in Iraq. And that pesky TimesSelect wall? Not a problem.