Republicans Clash: Republican presidential candidates engaged in direct combat at a debate last night, taking shots at each otther over immigration, taxes and social issues. The New York Times and The Washington Post both report that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has moved up in the polls, played a central role.
Scruggs Indictment: Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, a prominent plaintiffs lawyer known for class-action lawsuits, was indicted Wednesday in a suspected scheme to bribe a Mississippi judge, the Associated Press reports.
The Show Must Go On: Broadway stagehands ended a 19-day strike that had left Broadway dark during the lucrative holiday season, The New York Times reports today.
Credit Crunch: The shortage of credit which has dried up faster than ever before is hurting both private companies and local governments, The New York Times and The Washington Post report in separate stories today.
Taylor Killed Randomly? Miami-Dade authorities investigating the killing of star Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor earlier this week believe the NFL player was a random victim of a home invasion gone awry, and are asking the public for help solving the case, The Washington Post reports.