The First Draft: Friday, Nov. 5
Detroit CEOs drive their hybrid cars over to the House of Representatives for another serving of humble pie this morning. But it’s still not clear if they’ll get the $34 billion bailout they’re looking for, as several senators remained skeptical after yesterday’s testimony on that side of the Capitol.
Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee begins at 9:30 a.m.
The last outstanding Senate race may finally reach a resolution today, as Minnesota could complete its recount in the contest between incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.
But any resolution will be preliminary: there are still about 6,000 ballots that have been challenged and will need further review.
The Supreme Court will announce what cases it will hear for the year.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has built its own meth lab! The drug-fighting agency holds a ceremony to dedicate its new facility “that will enable DEA chemists to teach students how to synthesize controlled substances, and conduct research into illicit manufacturing methods.” No word on what they do with the final product.
And somewhere over the Pacific, the Pentagon will test its “Star Wars” ballistic missile defense system this afternoon.
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (Auto CEOs on Capitol Hill)
REUTERS/Eric Miller (Franken, Coleman at campaign appearances)