<a href="http://www.blackplanet.com/Mr_Spann/">Mr_Spann</a> raised the question of which company really deserves a bailout.

From Jonathan Karl at ABC News: In an <a href="http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6464697&page=1" target="external"> exclusive interview Monday with ABC News</a>, Vice President Dick Cheney issued an unapologetic defense of the Bush administration's anti-terror policies, including the use of waterboarding.

From Jack & Jill Politics: Not everyone is pleased about President-elect Obama's most recent cabinet appointment. J&J Politics is angered by the appointment of Arne Duncan as Education Secretary. They think he's worse than Hillary Clinton at State! Find out why here.

People all over the world are reacting to Iraqi journalist, Muntadhar al-Zeidi and his act of defiance in throwing two shoes at President Bush. Many people are calling him a hero, others a villain. Most people seem to find the whole incident hilarious.

From Charles Thomas at ABCNews: ABC7 has learned that since late last summer, the congressman has worked with federal prosecutors, informing on an alleged Blagojevich administration scheme two and half years earlier.

George Bush has one more month left in his presidency but a lifetime left of stupid, funny moments. Sometimes he was trying to be funny and he wasn’t and other times he was trying to be serious and was funny here’s Bush’s worst funny moments on video.

Police acting on a warning Tuesday found a bundle of dynamite inside a Paris department store at the height of the Christmas season, and a group demanding that France withdraw from Afghanistan claimed responsibility.

Though the current economic crisis may make it feel like we’re all in it together, African Americans are still faring worst – and the gap is growing.

Many people have speculated about Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra’s background. She was famously portrayed by white actress, Elizabeth Taylor and is often pictured as a Greek or European woman. However, scientists have managed to recreate what her face would’ve looked like and she looks more like an African-American woman.

From Nicholas Graham at the Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh is at it again, calling Colin Powell a "turncoat" for supporting Obama and accusing him of wanting to be "adored" by the media.

Illinois lawmakers were unanimous on how they should handle disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich — potential impeachment. And the embattled Democrat signaled he isn’t going down without a fight.

President-elect Barack Obama intends to name a big-city schools chief, Chicago’s Arne Duncan, to help fix the country’s ailing schools as education secretary, people familiar with the decision said.