Ellen got these two summaries of news items from the ny-times:
Detroit Bailout Is to Bring On U.S. Oversight
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and JACKIE CALMES
Congressional Democrats were drafting legislation for government control of the auto industry, including the possible creation of an oversight board.
In Hard Times, Russia Moves In to Reclaim Private Industries
By CLIFFORD J. LEVY
The Kremlin seems to be exploiting the economic crisis to establish more control over financially weakened industries that it has long coveted.
Pretty funny no?