Red Sea Change: Congressional Republicans are eager to revisit health care and financial regulation reform following Tuesday's sweeping wins across the country, The New York Times reports. More political analysis here and here.
Slow Down: Lawyers for Toyota Motor Corp. have moved to dismiss a complaint in the litigation over unintended acceleration, saying the plaintiffs' attorneys face an "increasingly uphill battle" to define any technical problem with the electronic throttle control system, The National Law Journal reports. The litigation involves more than 200 class actions brought on behalf of consumers and businesses and about 100 personal injury and wrongful death claims.
White-Collar Want Ads: The New York Law Journal reports law firms are bolstering their white-collar practices in anticipation of increased government investigations into financial fraud and bribery. The white-collar partner poach is a response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
That Was My Call: President George W. Bush said in his memoir he personally approved waterboarding alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, The Washington Post reports. When the CIA asked whether it could use the simulated drowning technique on KSM, Bush responded: "Damn right."