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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on December 12 at 7:47 AM

Spy Vs. Spy: CIA chief blames predecessor for torture tape destruction.

Jihad: Algiers bombing kills dozens, wounds hundreds.

Making His List, Checking It Twice: Bush’s list of pardons doesn’t include Libby.

The Downward Spiral:
Stocks fall as feds trims interest rates.

Hates Gays, Loves Saddam:
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Huckabee, but were afraid to ask.

No Sushi, No Alcohol, No C-Sections: Danish study claims cesareans harm infant lung development.

The High Cost of Smoked Salmon and Windsocks:
Pike Place Market wants $80 million for renovations. No word on whether they’ll sell crack in Victor Steinbrueck park to raise funds.

He’s No Geoff Tate, But: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a blog.

Oh, and Obama was in town.

Now, watch Will Ferrell pass rush a Twinkie.

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Major plot twist: Turns out the CIA has been SD-6 all along!


Posted by Original Andrew | December 12, 2007 8:17 AM

Uh, you're like 18 hours late on the "stocks fall" headline... thanks to reassuring language from the Federal Reserve Chairman and others, stocks are back up - nearly recovering from yesterdays ~300 point drop. This is the "Morning News," after all - right?

Posted by James | December 12, 2007 8:20 AM

Also, the Pope says gay marriage is a threat to... like... world peace:

Thank God all I got was this silly Domestic Partnership!

Posted by James | December 12, 2007 8:23 AM

Holy crap. Is that blog for real? It looks pretty convincing, but... the Iranian president has a blog? It makes my head explode.

Posted by Greg | December 12, 2007 9:19 AM

Fuck 'SC!

Posted by DOUG. | December 12, 2007 9:40 AM

The story about stocks dropping would be more interesting if you provided a reason why they did and why they are currently rebounding slightly today.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 12, 2007 9:48 AM

Re: Fed up

I really donít understand the latest rate cut: Productivity is good, growth this year has been the best in four years, unemployment and lending interest rates are still near historic lows, and the stock market is still near its historic high.

On the flip side: The dollar has crashed, inflation is spiraling out of control along with the current account deficit, the personal savings rate has been negative for years, and wealth and income inequality have reached levels not seen since the 1920s. SO WE NEED ANOTHER RATE CUT??

It looks a lot like these rate cuts are not only motivated by politics, but also that the Fed Board is incompetent and has lost control of the situation. Not really a shock, but still--EEEK!

Posted by Original Andrew | December 12, 2007 9:54 AM

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