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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Morning News

posted by on January 30 at 8:40 AM

The Imperial Presidency: Bush gives White House greater control over federal agencies.

The Reluctant Allies: Europe resists U.S. call for sanctions against Iran.

The Key Witness: Fleischer testimony indicates Libby knew identity of Plame earlier than he had acknowledged.

The Next Witness: Judith Miller to testify today in Scooter Libby trial.

The Doomsday Scenario: UN report on global warming.

The Latest Attempt: New president calls for Somali reconciliation

The Democratic Budget: More money for health care, education, veterans, firefighers, the FBI, and Pell Grants.

The Cycle of Violence: Israel bombs Gaza tunnel.

The Giant Loophole: New ethics rules allow lobbyists to finance the party conventions.

The Good Life: World’s oldest woman dies at 114.

The God Damn Commute: Gas prices stop falling.

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The most interesting aspect of the story about the 114 year old is this: "In the last month alone, the title of oldest person has changed hands three times, according to the Gerontology Research Group, an authority on the matter."
The media attention you get for being the oldest person kills ya: "When the television news cameras crowded into the lobby of her nursing home here, Mrs. Tillman acknowledged them but was unable to speak, her head hanging down, a blank look on her face.
By the time they left, she was exhausted and returned to the bedroom she moved to in 2003, after decades of living independently. She went to sleep and never woke up again."

Posted by m. Hertzmann | January 30, 2007 10:33 AM

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