Obama to Consider Closing Gitmo, Intelligence to Remain Intact, Mystery of Lost Nuke
Good morning and welcome to today's Daily Read. President-elect Obama considers closing the Guantanamo Bay prison and Goldman Sachs urged its investors to bet against California bonds it was paid to help sell.
Obama to Consider Closing Gitmo » President-elect Barack Obama's advisers are crafting plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and prosecute terrorism suspects in the U.S. — The Associated Press
Financial Crisis » Two months after the government began taking over ailing financial companies, the two largest efforts have failed to go as planned, with Fannie Mae and AIG complaining that federal officials set overly strict terms and took other unhelpful rescue measures... President-elect Barack Obama yesterday urged President Bush to support immediate aid for struggling automakers and back a new stimulus package... Goldman Sachs urged some of its big clients to place investment bets against California bonds this year despite having collected millions of dollars in fees to help the state sell some of the same bonds... efforts to recruit watchdogs for the federal bailout have been lacking. — The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ABC
Intelligence Policy to Stay Largely Intact » President-elect Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party. — The Wall Street Journal
Mystery of Lost U.S. Nuclear Bomb » The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968, according to recently released documents and video.— BBC
Retired FBI Agents Join Cause of Sailors » Thirty former FBI agents took up the cause of four sailors, known as the Norfolk Four, who were convicted in a 1997 rape and murder, arguing that DNA and forensic evidence points to a prison inmate who has confessed as the sole perpetrator of the crimes. — The New York Times
By Chris Matthews |
November 11, 2008; 10:41 AM ET
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