Baseball's Bad Boys: The Major League Baseball steroid report was released yesterday, and the 400-page report described the rampant use of performance enhancing drugs among the players. Roger Clemens, along with 88 other players, was named in the report that recounts “baseball’s steroid era.” Clemens is being represented by Houston trial lawyer Rusty Hardin of Arthur Anderson fame.
Miami Mistrial: Yesterday, the Miami terrorist case, in which seven men were accused of trying to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago, ended in semi-defeat for the government. One of the men was acquitted, and the jury could not come to a consensus on the other six.
No More Waterboarding: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to ban waterboarding, among other enhanced interrogation techniques. The vote was mostly along party lines, and President Bush has already promised to veto it.
Goldman Gets Big Gains with Subprime: The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that investment bank Goldman Sachs had, unlike its other Wall Street counterparts, one of its best years ever largely from betting that subprime home loans would tank. Goldman hauled $4 billion in profits from the bet. However, the windfall raises questions about what kind of obligation the bank has to its customers, who lost money due to subprime debt that the bank helped underwrite.
The King's Gambit: Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has ended his bid for the Russian presidency. Kasparov, who adamantly opposes President Vladimir Putin, says that the Kremlin prevented him from running by standing in the way of his convention meeting, which is a necessity under Russian law.