Yesterday in the news wrap:

• Scooter is heading to the house of horrors where pleas to the president go unheard. No, we’re not talking about Walter Reed.

Oh, his plea was heard, but here’s the weird part.

“I made a judgment, a considered judgment, that I believe was the right decision to make in this case,” the president said. “And I stand by it.” At the same time, he left the door open for the possibility of a pardon later.

Bush spoke to reporters Tuesday after visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.