This week tens of billions of dollars in assets belonging to Moammar Gadhafi, his family or perhaps the government of Libya were frozen. The United Nations and countries around the world, including the U.S., leveled the sanctions to punish Gadhafi for his violent crackdown on protesters.
When first lady Michelle Obama went looking for a new White House social secretary, she did not choose someone with years of experience throwing parties in Washington.
Instead, she tapped Jeremy Bernard, who has spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles. Bernard is currently chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador in Paris. But those are not the most unusual aspects of his appointment.
In a job that has always been held by women, Bernard is breaking the gender barrier.
U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-OR) is back in Washington, D.C., after a week at home fending off reports of odd behavior and allegations of drug use. Seven members of his staff quit in January, and both parties have their eye on his district.
Wu's troubles began when he sent a photo of himself wearing a tiger costume to staffers last Halloween. It was accompanied by text messages that he signed as though they were from his teenage son. All of a sudden, his political future seemed shaky.