Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What Kind Of Day Has It Been

  • A Federal District Court in Manhattan sentenced a Somali pirate to 34 years incarceration. He is the only survivor of the April 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama--not to be confused with the November 2009 attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. Somali piracy continues to grow as a threat to international security.

  • The Fed revised its 2011 US economic growth projections upwards.

  • The House of Representatives voted 233-198 to cancel an alternate engine for the F-35. Tea Partiers broke with the GOP who, led by Speaker Boehner, sought to preserve the $3 billion expenditure, as it provides 1,000 jobs in his home state. In contrast, yesterday, Speaker Boehner reacted with ambivalence to the possibility of federal employees losing their jobs due to federal budget cuts.

  • Sen. Kerry asked that the U.S. and Pakistan move beyond the diplomatic flap arising from last month's shooting. Friend of DCExile, CHUP!, fleshes out that story.

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