Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Morning Newsdome: Obama pulling a George W. Bush by recess appointment

Posted By on Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM

  • Joeff Davis
>> President Obama is planning to "recess" appoint Dr. Donald Berwick as the head of Medicare and Medicaid without hearings from the Senate, which is on holiday for the Fourth of July. You snooze, you lose, Senate Republicans. (US News and World Report)

>> NATO helicopters accidentally fired rockets on ally Afghan soldiers today, killing five and wounding two. This is almost as tragic as Lindsay Lohan's 90-day prison sentence. (the Washington Post, CNN)

>> Climate change skeptics who claimed scientists exaggerated global warming at the Copenhagen UN Conference last December were proved wrong when an independent review released today cleared the report. How can anyone deny climate change when New England is experiencing triple-digit temperatures? (CNN)

>> More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico have been unchecked for decades. I suppose we'll need some lengthy hearings to decide if it's industry or government who will have to check on the wells while they continue to possibly leak. (Fox News)

>> And finally: Russia and the U.S. are working on a swap involving the Russian spies recently arrested and an imprisoned nuclear researcher. Swap parties are so hot right now. (the Guardian)

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