DAILY BRIEFING  9:12 am April 8, 2008

Beating The Buzzer

by Sara K. Smith

  • General David Petraeus can expect to meet a bunch of very antsy lawmakers when he testifies before Congress today and tomorrow about the War and the Surge and how it is Working.[Washington Post]
  • Pay very very special attention to the questions Obama, Clinton and McCain ask the good general, because it will provide a Foolproof Portent of how they will run every aspect of the nation when they are president, all of them. [New York Times]
  • More parents than ever are being browbeaten into voting for Obama by their shrill, entitled chidlren. [New York Times]
  • After all former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has done for America, he is now outraged that people are questioning his legacy. [Wall Street Journal]
  • More troops were killed in Baghdad last night, bringing to at least 18 the number of U.S. service members killed in the area since March 25, when Prime Minister Maliki started cracking down on Shiite militias. [Los Angeles Times]
  • This weekend Texas authorities launched the largest single child-welfare operation in state history, raiding the polygamist ranch once run by Warren Jeffs. [Washington Post]
  • Bush is trying to fast-track the Colombia Free Trade Agreement to make Congress extra mad at him. [The Hill]
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