DN Friday, January 7, 2011:
- Do further research on one headline and report back.
- From Wall Street to the White House: Obama Taps JPMorgan Exec William Daley for Chief of Staff: Obama jokes, “And needless to say, Bill also has a smidgen of awareness of how our system of government and politics works. You might say it is a genetic trait.” What does he mean? When he visited the White House as a child, was it as a tourist? Who was his father and what were they to the Kennedy’s? What was his father’s relationship to corruption?
- If Daley was the chief architect of NAFTA, what does that mean for free trade agreements, like Colombia and Panama, and their likelihood of going forward?
- As Activists Plan Protest for 9th Anniv. of Guantánamo, Former Gitmo Commander Subpoenaed in Spain over Prisoner Torture: Andy Worthington talks about the problem with some prisoners, “Now, 58 of these are Yemenis, and it’s been a year now since the President announced a moratorium on releasing any prisoner from Guantánamo to Yemen because of the uproar that came about because Christmas 2009, a Nigerian man tried to blow up a plane, and it was—it came out that he was apparently recruited in Yemen. So Yemen is now this entire terrorist country.” Who was the Nigerian man who was “radicalized” in Yemen? Who was his father? Is his story credible? Why or why not?