Seven for seven

By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006

— 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.

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