Archive for March 16th, 2009

President Obama will appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, March 19. It’s the first time in TV history that a sitting president has made an appearance on a late-night talk show. The president will discuss his economic plan, among other things. Good television. Speak your peace.

We love President Obama, but we don’t believe this particular fight is necessarily worth it. The president expressed outrage Monday after learning mega-insurer AIG is planning to honor 2008 bonus contracts for key employees…to the tune of $165 million. AIG received $170 billion in bailout money from the government…from U.S. taxpayers. We understand President Obama’s […]

The European Union turned over command Sunday to the United Nations for a mission in Chad and the Central African Republic after the one-year mandate for the mission expired. Five thousand U.N. troops replaced 3,500 EU troops, though some EU troops will remain in the region. The U.N. and EU forces will secure humanitarian operations […]

Former Detroit mayoral aide Christine Beatty was released from jail today at 12:01 a.m. (EDT). She served 70 days of a 120-day sentence for felony charges in last year’s text-message scandal that exposed corruption in city government and a love affair between Beatty and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Beatty was released early for good behavior. […]