Thursday, December 3, 2009

Morning Newsdome: Let's get some shoes

Posted By on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:22 PM

click to enlarge HUMAN STEM CELL: Don't be greedy. Research is only allowed now on 13 stem cell lines.
  • HUMAN STEM CELL: Don't be greedy. Research is only allowed now on 13 stem cell lines.

>> Some military specialist are pleased President Obama is sending 30,000 extra troops into Afghanistan, but says the real effort is building up an Afghan army. General Stanley McChrystal, Obama's commander in Afghanistan, aims to double Afghan forces to 400,000 in at least four years. Hey, wasn't training Afghans to fight — who later turned against us — how we got into this mess? (Reuters)

>> The top Republican of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King of New York, said he will subpoena White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers to investigate how Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashed last week's White House state dinner. Maybe King is just really, really excited for the upcoming seasons of "The Real Housewives of D.C." (Fox News)

>> Beginning yesterday, scientist can now perform federally funded research on 13 human embryonic stem cell lines after George W. Bush first made it illegal eight years ago. I say if Bush becomes ill and stem cell research could lead to his cure, he isn't allowed to use it. (USA Today)

>> IN G.E.'s deal to sell NBCU to Comcast, the broadcast company was valued at $29 billion. But when the terms of the deal are announced tomorrow, it appears the network and its affiliates (E!, Golf Network) will go for $37.25 billion. The reason for the nearly $8 billion jump? Those guys at Comcast really love "The Girls Next Door." (Financial Times)

>> And finally: Remember Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who awesomely threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference? Well now that al-Zaidi is out of prison (for assaulting a head of state), a different exiled Iraqi journalist who defended the U.S. policy awesomely threw a shoe at al-Zaidi! Sweet justice. (Reuters)

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