Bhutto Mourned Hundreds of thousands of mourners saw the body of Benazir Bhutto laid to rest Friday, as violence flared up in cities across
Politics as Usual The opposition leader's assassination was a powerful undercurrent in presidential politics Thursday. The Washington Post has this A1 story on how Bhutto's death is being spun by Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.), one week ahead of the contest in Iowa.
Giuliani's Drugs The New York Times has this story on Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani's work for drug maker Purdue Pharma. The former mayor was hired to help stem the controversy over OxyContin, a painkiller that prosecutors said was more addictive an dangerous than Purdue let on. Giuliani's job was to convince public officials "that they could trust Purdue because they could trust him."
Fighting Foreclosure The Wall Street Journal recounts the tale of Richard Davet, who staved off foreclosure of his six-bedroom home in suburban Cleveland for 11 years. More folks are mounting legal defenses against foreclosures, which often go uncontested in court, but few have gone this far. Out of his house a year now, Davet is suing for his home back plus damages.