The maker of the shoe thrown by an Iraqi reporter at President Bush is cashing in on the international incident.
Meanwhile, New York Governor David Paterson is proposing an obesity tax on soft drinks. Could the extra charge help curb childhood obesity?
Plus, the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress — Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao — wants to be the first Vietnamese-American to join the Congressional Black Caucus.
Farai Chideya discusses these stories with bloggers Kimberly Coleman of Sista Girl Speaks Up; Charles Robinson of Charles Black Politics Blog; and Liza Sabater of Culture Kitchen.