Friday, April 1, 2011

The Short List - April 1, 2011

  • In Yemen, the fate of the country could rest on the wrangling between two men.

  • Nasdaq and ICE have joined forces to make a counter bid for NYSE Euronext, which is $1.3 billion more then the previous bid by Duestche Boerse.

  • It appears Gbago reign is reaching it's end(NYT) in the Ivory Coast, as fighters loyal to Ouattara descend upon Abidjan after facing limited resistance and often a warm welcome in other cities.

  • House Republican freshmen continue to balk at a compromise over the 2011 federal budget.  The current, prominent compromise on the table would cut $30 billion dollars from the the budget, the largest single year reduction in history.

  • Michael Gerson sees the Bush Doctrine in Obama's actions.  DCExile on the dangers of doctrines.

  • The claim that climate change isn't real took another hit Thursday, as research was presented to the House.  Meanwhile, likely presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, says he was wrong to support cap and trade.

  • Newt Gingrich is bummed out by the prospect of his own presidential candidacy.  He reportedly said, "People are actually getting excited about the guy who engineered the 1995 government shutdown? I'm sorry, but that's just sad."

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