April 30th, 2009

News

Snikt, Sarkozy, and the swine flu

THURSDAY NEWS:
* Mapping the swine flu outbreak. Also, as the flu goes, this one might not be that bad.
* Torture memos: 'How much did Bush know, and when did he know it?'
* Mark Knoller presents the first 100 days by the numbers.
* Dan Froomkin on the challenge of focusing on the big stuff.
* The Explainer on the shortage of doctors in the US.
* Sarkozy has a plan for Paris.
* Update on the invisibility cloak.
* Wolverine, by the numbers, bub.

Politics

Steele is the gift that keeps on giving

SPECTER-O-RAMA:
* Great read on the defection as a symptom of a larger problem for Republicans.
* Excellent analysis by Jay Newton-Small
* On the other hand, with weakened Republican opposition, Democrats will really have to take ownership of the big problematic issues - and take responsibility for any failures.
* "Leaving the GOP with one less moderate voice is not good news for the nation."
* Olympia Snowe, on how it didn't have to be like this.
* multiplexer on moving the goal posts.
* Interesting. Ed Rendell talks about Specter's other ideas.
* "Now, the Northeast, I wear my hat backwards, you know, because that's how we roll in the Northeast."