Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius overrules the FDA on an over-the-counter after-sex pill in what some see as a politically charged decision. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich heads to jail and the Republican presidential field thins out. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
This frame grab from video shows a box of Plan B morning after pill. In a surprise move with election-year implications, the Obama administration’s top health official, Kathleen Sebelius overruled her own drug regulators and stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. (AP Photo)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Stock indexes gave back some of their gains Monday and the euro turned lower against the dollar following a report that Germany and five other major European nations could risk having their credit ratings downgraded. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain bows to the crowd during his announcement Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at a campaign event in Atlanta. “I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family,” Cain told several hundred supporters gathered at what was to have been the opening of his national campaign headquarters. (AP Photo/David Goldman)