A few interesting reports in the news recently:
The USDA has found a possible new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (aka mad cow disease) in a US cow (LA Times, Reuters UK); they're still waiting for more conclusive tests to be run. Given how political this arena is (e.g., this post), it's sure to get interesting quickly.
House Democrats were cut off (and had their microphones turned off) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing today on the renewal of the Patriot Act. See The Hill and BradBlog for more. John Conyers is on that committee; I wonder if he'll blog about it.
Public Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Falls to All-Time Low - the title of this Editor & Publisher article says it all (and if you don't want to read it, only 28% of people had "a 'great deal' or 'quite a lot' of confidence in newspapers" and television news).