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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Obama to Close Guantanamo Bay, Republicans Stall Bailout, and NY Knick Eddy Curry Sex Scandal

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Hillary Clinton will go before the Senate today for a hearing on her nomination as Secretary of State. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on whether they see Clinton as … Read More

By / January 13, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Hillary Clinton will go before the Senate today for a hearing on her nomination as Secretary of State. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on whether they see Clinton as fit to take on the role.
  • Israeli troops have moved into downtown Gaza today, a more densely populated area, where ground troops and Palestinian militants continued the fighting of this 18-day battle.
  • President-elect Barack Obama plans to close the jail at Guantanamo Bay on his first day in office, but in reality, the closure of the controversial prison could take at least a year to execute.
  • Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee have urged a postponement on the release of the remainder of bailout funds.
  • Pilot Marcus Schrenker, who has been missing since Sunday when his plane crashed in the Florida Panhandle, is believed to have staged his own disappearance by jumping from the plane.
  • The Chicago Tribune has gone tabloid. The newspaper, which will now offer a commuter-friendly tabloid-size paper, is a response to the Chicago Sun-Times‘ commuter paper RedEye.