Daily Flog: Obama revs up his fiat, plans to run over Bush policies on stem cells, oil
One of the starkest differences between George W. Bush and Barack Obama? Bush would rather harvest oil in national parks than harvest stem cells.
Obama's front men are practically guaranteeing that he will invoke executive orders to immediately reverse Bush policies.
Another sign that we're in a new era? China's economic-policy moves are having a bigger impact than U.S. moves. In "Global stocks soar on China stimulus," CNN reports this morning:
Back here, Obama's troops aren't about the use the paddles to jump-start the Bush regime. It's time to dismember.
One of Obama's unofficial flacks, former Clinton aide John Podesta, says the new president is likely to use executive orders right away on big issues. As the Times (U.K.) reports:
One big problem: Maybe the radicals are also planning to hit the ground running. Australian outlet The Age blares, "Warning of new bin Laden attack":
More stuff . . .
NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
Financial Times (U.K.): 'Wall St jobs axe threatens 70,000'
Chicago Tribune: 'Obamas won't get a dog until spring'
Wall Street Journal: 'Hedge Funds on Hot Seat: Top Managers to Go Before Congressional Panel'
N.Y. Daily News: 'Guarding Obama and his family nothing new for Secret Service'
"The family of four has been under Secret Service protection since May 2007 - the earliest any presidential candidate ever was guarded, due to death threats beginning with white supremacists.
"Barack Obama will instantly become the world's most public target of terrorists, madmen and lone-wolf assassins when he's sworn in on the Capitol steps."
Wall Street Journal: 'Obama Is Likely to Use Executive Power To Halt Drilling, Fund Stem-Cell Work'
The Age (Australia): 'Indonesia on alert as three die for loss of 202'
"Indonesia was on high alert for terrorist attacks and mob violence last night, after the execution of the Bali bombers — Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra.
"The three terrorists were shot dead in the middle of the night for a crime that ripped apart the lives of Australians and Indonesians.
"Tied to posts in a clearing near their prison in Central Java and killed simultaneously by three firing squads, the men ended their lives despised by most but revered by their followers as martyrs and holy warriors.
"They were shot through the heart at 12.15 early yesterday morning after a Bali prosecutor lowered a ceremonial sword. The men refused to wear blindfolds and none of them wanted to make a final statement, according to the spokesman for Indonesia's Attorney-General, Jasman Panjaitan."
The Age (Australia): 'Russian nuclear sub accident kills 20'
Washington Post: 'Reid, Pelosi Urge Treasury to Extend Aid to Automakers'
Chicago Tribune: 'Some "FOBs" likely headed to Washington'
N.Y. Daily News: 'Fury, grief in Haiti amid rubble of collapsed school'
N.Y. Post: 'STATE GOP EYES RUDY AS SAVIOR'
N.Y. Daily News: 'After Obama's election, a Sunday of joy at NYC churches'
N.Y. Times: 'Government Provides More Aid to A.I.G.'
N.Y. Times: 'Obama Weighs Quick Undoing of Bush Policy'
Chicago Tribune: 'In Afghanistan, Islamists' influence widens'
Chicago Tribune: 'New blueprint for black males'
N.Y. Times: 'Blasts Kill at Least 6 in Baghdad'
N.Y. Times: 'China Unveils Sweeping Plan for Economy'
The Age (Australia): 'NZ gets its first gen X leader'