Exit Strategy: It appears getting out of Gitmo might be easier than Iraq for the Bush administration. The government transferred 16 prisoners from the facility at the Navy base in Cuba yesterday. It's the largest transfer of detainees since last December and comes as the administration studies its options for closing the prison down.
Reprieve: Convicted Georgia cop-killer Troy Davis was given a 90-day stay of execution yesterday as authorities examine the case against him. Davis was set to die today. He claims he's a victim of mistaken identity and several witnesses have recanted their testimony against him.
I. . .Have. . . Sinned: Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) emerged from the shadows yesterday to have a Jimmy Swaggert moment in New Orleans. He again asked for forgiveness for his alleged involvement with the prostitution ring run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey -- as well as his alleged patronage of infamous brothel in the Crescent City.
The Next Sound You Hear: Rupert Murdoch is on the verge of closing the deal to buy Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. Various plans by some members of the Bancroft family to find alternative buyers, ask for the intervention of the A-Team, or attempt to go back in time to prevent Murdoch from ever being born appear to not have been successful.
David Beckham and Posh, blah, blah, blah: Beckham has bent his ankle and may not be able to take the pitch in the L.A. Galaxy's exhibition game this weekend. Hey, can anyone tell me if he can actually play soccer anymore? Meanwhile, that TV career for Victoria? Maybe not. World domination is harder than it looks.