A Roundup of Morning Roundups

Sometimes shiny objects are more important than, say, a four-alarm fire. Former schools auditor caught with allegedly stealing half a million dollars; probably was bad auditor as well. (DCist)

Blackwater really needs a better screening process for hiring employees. Putin tries hard to be the last person at the party. (Today’s Papers)

Barack Obama wins (the third-quarter fundraising race)! And John McCain prefers Christians. (The Ag)