(The skies parted as the sun shone through, lifting the populace out of the Dark Ages into the Age of Reason. Here are a few rays of lights over the last two days from the Financial Times. - AM)
President Barack Obama
'urged Israel to open its borders with Gaza'
'thinks China is manipulating its currency'
'ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and CIA secret prisons'
'approved the first use of embryonic stem cells in humans'
'ordered tough new ethics rules. Officials entering the administration will be banned from working on matters they lobbied on during the prior two years and officials leaving the administration will be unable to lobby the federal government for as long as Mr Obama is president. There will also be a ban on gifts from lobbyists to anyone serving in the administration.'
'Da Da da da da ... I'm lovin it. -AM)