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Iran Breakthrough, Terrorists Ran a Shop

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Iran: President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a diplomatic breakthrough yesterday speaking to each other on the telephone. It’s the first time since 1979 that leaders of Iran and the US have spoken to each other. Obama said …

Weapons Agreement, Mumbai Collapse

Friday, September 27, 2013

ChemWeps: The five permanent members of the UN Security Council, including Russia and the US, have agreed on a resolution to require Syria to give up its chemical weapons. Because of Russian objections, the resolution will not include a threat …

NukeTalk, Senate Slapdown

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nuketalk: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the Washington Post he would like to reach a quick agreement with the US over his country’s nuclear development. “If it’s three months that would be Iran’s choice, if it’s six months that’s still …

Skip the Shake, Green Eggs in the Senate

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

No Handshake: Despite recent hopes of improved relations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani skipped a United Nations luncheon yesterday and a chance to shake hands with President Obama. But both expressed hope in their speeches to the UN. Rouhani said in …

Mall Battle Still On, Shutdown Countdown

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Day Four: Gunfire and explosions can still be heard from inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi as the Kenyan army continues to hunt for militants. Despite announcements yesterday that the situation is under control and the siege was over, …

Nairobi Mall Fight Continues

Monday, September 23, 2013

  Mall Fight: Gunfire and explosions are still being heard from inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi as Kenyan forces close in on Somali the terrorists who attacked Saturday. Smoke is pouring out of the building. The military said …

Nairobi Mall Massacre, Obama Says Try Again

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mall Terror: The standoff between the military and a group of terrorists continued throughout the night at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. An estimated 10-15 attackers are still in the mall.   Witnesses to the massacre yesterday said the …

Nairobi Terror, EPA Sets Greenhouse Limits

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nairobi Shootout: A suspected terrorist attack on an upscale Nairobi shopping center today has left up to 20 people dead, according to the Red Cross. Reports say the attackers threw grenades and targeted non-Muslims in the Westgate shopping mall, which …

Food Stamps Targeted, Pope Speaks

Friday, September 20, 2013

No Soup: The House yesterday passed a bill that would cut $40 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years. The law would also require adults 18-50 with underage children to get a job or job training while limiting …

Fed Surprises, Shutdown Coming

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Econ 101: Stocks flirted with a record close yesterday after the Federal Reserve announced it will continue to prop up the economy with $85 billion a month in new treasury bonds. Analysts were expecting the beginning of “the taper”, with …