Good morning. As we bid 2007 a fond adieu, here’s what’s happening inside the beltway and beyond:
Buoyed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year, employer health plans are becoming more aggressive in trying to recoup money from beneficiaries who receive third-party payments. (Lawyers USA).
The nation’s biggest trial attorney group lays out its agenda for 2008. (Lawyers USA).
The Associated Press takes a look back at the year of Democratic congressional control. (AP)
To put it mildly, 2007 was not a good year for the Department of Justice. (LT)
Questions remain over the probe of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants some answers. (AP via Yahoo!)
We will soon know who former Sen. Trent Lott’s successor will be. (Hattiesburg American)
Tomorrow marks the start of an election year, so for presidential candidates that means New Years’ celebrations in Iowa! (NYT)
And just in time for the election, the Supreme Court is set to decide on whether Indiana can require voters to have state-issued photo identification. (AP).
On that note, a Happy New Year to all. DC Dicta returns Wednesday.