— Ex–Massachusetts House Speaker Tom Finneran stands trial for perjury and weighs a new career as a WRKO-AM talking head.
— Kevin Convey battles to keep the Herald afloat.
— Robert Travaglini ponders resigning as Massachusetts Senate president for a lucrative private-sector career.
— The 2008 Olympics and America’s coming presidential election turn China’s growing military and economic power and terrible human-rights record into hot topics.
— As the Bush administration veers further off course, Republicans eager to keep their jobs in 2008 use the president as a rhetorical punching bag.
— Tim Johnson, South Dakota’s Democratic senator, tries to recover from his recent stroke. Control of the Senate hangs in the balance. Expect litigation.
— Under new Google ownership, YouTube awaits its first high-stakes lawsuit. Expect it in the first half of ’07.
On the Web
Adam Reilly's Media Log: http://www.thephoenix.com/medialog
: Media -- Dont Quote Me
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