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Strongest Military, Fished Out, Tornado

Thursday, January 31, 2013

National: Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel said this morning in confirmation hearings to become Secretary of Defense that the US must lead other nations in confronting threats and “maintain the strongest military in the world.” The organization that controls New …

Economy Shrunk, Rebel Aid, A-Rod Juiced?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Econ 101: The US economy contracted slightly toward the end of 2012. It’s attributed to a drop in military spending and jitters over the “Fiscal Cliff”. The stock market shook it off. World: President Obama announced he’s sending $155 million …

Syria Massacre, Trouble in Timbuktu, Surf Record

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

World: Reports are coming out of Aleppo, Syria that scores of bodies of men executed with their hands tied have been found. An activist organization based in Britain said it’s at least 65 men, many of them left along the …

Egypt Unrest Continues, Nightclub Pileup

Monday, January 28, 2013

World:  Disturbances continued in Egypt today despite the declaration of a state of emergency in three major Egyptian cities following days of civil and political unrest. President Mohamed Morsi took the action after four days of rioting in which police …

Brazil Nightclub Disaster, Hacker Protest

Sunday, January 27, 2013

World: An indoor pyrotechnic display ran out of control, setting off a fire in a Brazilian nightclub that has killed at least 245 people, many of them university students. A similar fire in Rhode Island in 2003 killed 100. As …

Egypt Riots, Hillary Healing, The “stupid” Party

Saturday, January 26, 2013

World: As many as 25 Egyptians in Port Said died in riots and an attempted jail break after a court sentenced 21 defendants to death for taking part in soccer violence last February that took the lives of 75. More …

Hit List, Climate Change “life threatening”

Friday, January 25, 2013

Guns: Sen. Diane Feinstein of California says that today she will introduce a bill to ban 157 types of semi-automatic weapons and bullet magazines that hold more than ten rounds. Existing weapons would be grandfathered, although they would have to …

Women in Combat, It’s a Croc

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Women to the Front: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce today that he is lifting the ban on women in combat. It may take until 2016 to integrate women into all aspects of the military, including front …

Hillary: “It’s personal”, Nebraska Wants Pipe

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

National: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became somewhat emotional this morning testifying about the attack on the Benghazi consulate. “For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it’s personal,” she said.  So far there have been no revelations …

Inaugural Finery, French Push Rebels

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Put on Your Red Dress: Michelle Obama once again exercised her right to bare arms, appearing at the inaugural balls in a sleeveless ruby red dress designed by Taiwan-born Jason Wu. The Obamas danced to songs sung by Jennifer Hudson …