What's going on – Very Early News Roundup

Very Early News Roundup

Joe Scarborough became more and more agitated as the presidential campaign drew to a close. The more obvious it became that John McCain and Sarah Palin were screwing up the race, the more panicked he became. Yesterday morning on “Morning Joe” Mr. Scarborough dropped an F-bomb on live TV. See the video here.He has earned himself a pretty shiny new 7 second tape delay.

The Congo has descended into complete chaos.

Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War veteran, is being pushed by some progressive veterans groups for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary. I consider Tammy Duckworth a very impressive person. She should be in consideration for Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Give the Veterans Affairs job to Jon Soltz or Paul Rieckhoff…both are good men who will fight for Veterans.

Barack Obama and George Bush did have some disagreements in their get-together at the White House. It seems that the president was inclined to do nothing about the auto industry and Barack Obama was leaning towards some sort of bailout package (more than has already been offered). This disagreement is not a surprise, but more a difference between ideology and reality. It is estimated that if General Motors, fails over 2 million Americans will be out of work.

Barack Obama and his team are looking into what to do with Guantánamo Bay. It appears that they’re leaning more and more towards closing this abomination. (I know I covered the story in yesterday’s Roundup. Closing Guantánamo sends a clear picture not only to the US but also to the world that Barack Obama is going to do things differently.)

Mountain House, California leads the nation in home mortgages which are upside-down, meaning that the homeowners owe more than their homes are worth. This is an enormous problem.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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