Welcome to FDL News Desk, our foray into newsgathering here at Firedoglake.

I’m David Dayen, your cub reporter for this enterprise. You may know my work from my own site D-Day, as well as the California progressive blog Calitics and my time as sidekick on Digby’s Hullabaloo.

At FDL News Desk, we’re going to dig into the day’s top stories and overturn as many rocks as possible. Obviously, the health care debate is predominant in Washington, but there are lots of other important stories, from climate change to financial reform to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the never-ending cycle of elections. So there should be enough to keep busy.

Hope you enjoy it, now let’s get started with the news.

David Dayen

David Dayen