McNamara dies, leaving legacy of diplomacy and guilt

Chief architect of the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam Robert McNamara dies yesterday at 93. (Wash Post)

Business deals abound in the wake of President Obama‘s arms negotiations with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. (NYT)

The Fed dodges an audit and increased transparency laws as Senate refuses to attach them to its spending bill, despite Republican Jim DeMint‘s protests. (Reuters)

Former CEO Maurice Greenberg is the star of the show as closing arguments are made in the A.I.G. case. (NYT)

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says the White House is encouraging competition between existing health care companies before creating pure government-run insurance. (WSJ)