Lawyering Up: New York Governor David Paterson has sought the help of prominent criminal defense lawyer Theodore V. Wells Jr. of the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as new information emerged indicating that the governor’s contact with an aide's girlfriend had been more extensive than previously reported, says the New York Times.
Temporary Fix: The Democrats’ decision to install 78-year-old Michigan Rep. Sander Levin as acting chairman of the Ways and Means Committee has forestalled a brutal fight for the support of leaders and rank-and-file members, Politico reports.
Escape New York: Feeling increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York, President Obama's advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed be prosecuted in a military tribunal, according to the Washington Post.
China Strategy: Microsoft said it will stick to its development strategy for the China Internet search market regardless of the outcome of Google's high-profile spat with Beijing, Reuters reports.
Drug War: Resverlogix Corp., without a marketed product, may accomplish what Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, couldn’t: Creating a new medicine that fights heart disease by raising so-called good cholesterol, according to Bloomberg.