Morning Buzz: Aug. 27, 2007


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned and could be replaced temporarily by Solicitor General Paul Clement.  U.S. News’s Paul Bedard wrote in Washington Whispers last week that one potential replacement for the beleaguered Gonzales is Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is to formally enter a guilty plea today, admitting to killing between six and eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on dogfights. He has been suspended from the NFL indefinitely and without pay.

When Dunkin’ Donuts is mentioned, the word “healthy” doesn’t usually come to mind. But the chain is trying change its image by beginning to offer a menu that is largely transfat free.  Today Dunkin’ is introducing 50 menu items that have been reformulated with new cooking oil made from palm, soybean, and cottonseed oils. All 5,400 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 34 states will be “zero grams transfat” by October 15.

Yahoo! Mail is making it easier for customers to text message and instant message right from their inbox. The new features of the free E-mail service, which has been in existence since 1997, will be introduced today. Users will be able to log in to their E-mail account, type in a mobile phone number, and then have a message sent directly to a cellphone. Yahoo is trying to compete with Hotmail and Google’s increasingly popular free E-mail service Gmail.