Hourly rates breach sound barrier Or at least, they will soon. The Wall Street Journal says top earners at major New York firms have broken the $1,000-an-hour realm, despite some hesitation over whether it's a psychological breaking point for clients. Only in New York, folks - for now.
Maliki losing American support? President Bush Tuesday distanced himself slightly from the govenment of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, saying that "If the government doesn't respond to the demands of the people, they will replace the government." Both The Washington Post and The New York Times say that represents a step back for Bush, who has wholeheartedly endorsed Maliki's government in the past.
Helicopter crash kills American soldiers Fourteen American G.I.'s were killed when a helicopter crashed in northern Iraq today, and the crash was likely caused by mechanical failure, The New York Times reports. The helicopter had been one of two on a night mission at the time of the crash. The number of American personnel killed since the war began in 2003 is now more than 3,700.
Report on Virginia Tech massacre How can Virginia Tech better protect students in the future? The university is expected to release a report today answering that question after a three-month investigation into how Virginia Tech handled the April massacre by a troubled student, according to The Washington Post. The Virginia Tech Review Panel created by the governor will release its report next week.
The race to be first Michigan could begin the process of moving up its presidential primary as early as today, putting more pressure on Iowa and New Hampshire to move their primaries even earlier in January 2008, The New York Times reports. States are trying to gain influence in the presidential nominating process, and argue that traditionally early Iowa and New Hampshire have long wielded outsize influence over it. But the shift to hold more primaries earlier is putting pressure on candidates, who must decide where to spend time and money.