THE TOOKIE FILES: NOTES ON THE FREAK SHOW — ***scroll for rolling updates*** — It's a zoo outside San Quentin prison, where convicted murderer/Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams is scheduled to die by injection at San Quentin Prison at 12:01am Pacific time for murdering four people during two 1979 holdups.
Crips Gang Co-Founder Executed in Calif. — SAN QUENTIN, Calif. - Convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, the Crips gang co-founder whose case stirred a national debate about capital punishment versus the possibility of redemption, was executed Tuesday morning.
Governor Didn't Believe Williams Had Reformed — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did not just reject Stanley Tookie Williams' request for clemency, he aggressively attacked the central element of the former gang leader's case: Williams, he said, had never really reformed.
The Last Hours Of Tookie — Stanley "Tookie" Williams has run out of options for avoiding his long-delayed execution, having lost both his bid for clemency and his final appeal to the US Supreme Court this evening. Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor likely got the call …
Arnold Denies Clemency for Stanley "Tookie Williams" — It's official. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied clemency to Stanley "Tookie" Williams. He made the announcement by e-mail. portion: … Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, which is unlikely, he will die at 12:01 a.m. tonight.
John Harris Responds to Reader Comments — Washington Post Political Editor John Harris posted a response to readers in the comments area of the preceding post, but we are posting separately here to make it easier to find. — Harris's response follows: — Several of the comments here refer to me …
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Diebold Announces Management Changes — CEO O'Dell leaves company; Swidarski named CEO, Lauer named chairman; company reaffirms guidance — NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD - News) today announced senior management changes instituted by its board of directors.
Beyond The War Spin — After this week's elections in Iraq, will our national debate be about what the United States should do to salvage the best outcome it can from a war policy that has been riddled with errors and miscalculations? Or will we mostly discuss how politicians should position themselves on the war?
Survey finds optimism in new Iraq — An opinion poll suggests Iraqis are generally optimistic about their lives, in spite of the violence that has plagued Iraq since the US-led invasion. — But the survey, carried out for the BBC and other media, found security fears still dominate most Iraqis' thoughts.
Site of Sydney beach riots sealed off (breaking) — Many emergency vehicles are converging on the site of the Sydney beach riots. Radio reporters are suggested a large number of "incidents" are taking place. Car windows have been smashed and bloodied individuals have been sighted by radio reporters.
Bush's job approval rating bounces up a few points — WASHINGTON — President Bush's job approval rating, on a long slide since his re-election last year, rebounded from historic lows in a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken this weekend. (Related: Poll results)
President Bush on Iraq, Katrina, the economy — The 43rd president speaks exclusively with NBC's Brian Williams — WASHINGTON - — Brian Williams — •Profile — Our day started early this morning, when we greeted President George W. Bush in the Oval Office.
'Nuclear Option' Possible in Alito Battle, Frist Says — WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican, raising the stakes in the battle over Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr., said Sunday that he would support a controversial rule change to prevent Democrats from stalling the nomination.
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