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Prez Hits the Ceiling, Mali Rebels Hit

Monday, January 14, 2013

National: President Obama suggested this morning that he’s prepared to fight the Republican House when it comes to raising the national debt ceiling.  The debt ceiling does not actually raise the debt. It authorizes Congress to pay existing bills and …

Genius Suicide, French Hit Islamists, Platinum Coin

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tech Shock: The death of a young star has rocked the tech world. The Internet genius, activist and sometimes hacker Aaron Swartz hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment at age 26. Swartz helped invent RSS, a compiler of web feeds, …

Armstrong to Admit, Out of Afghanistan

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Admit Strong: Former international cycling champion Lance Armstrong will admit to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey to be taped Monday, according to USA Today. World: American troops will be finished as the front line defense for Afghanistan by …

BBC Scandal, Paris Hit, Cold Dead Hand

Friday, January 11, 2013

World: A report released in Britain today says at least 200 children, some as young as 8, were victims of sexual abuse by the late BBC host Jimmy Savile. The report says Savile, who in public was a zany shaggy-blonde …

Oscar Noms, Gunbeats, Trillion Coin

Thursday, January 10, 2013

OscarNoms: Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” collected 12 Oscar nominations this morning, including Best Picture. Also up for Best Picture, “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, both of which were stiffed for Best Director. Gunbeats Along the Potomac: The White House might be …

Ferry Crash, Cuomo Aims at Guns, Tweet Queen

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

National: A ferry crash this morning in lower Manhattan appears to have injured as many as 50 people, says the NY Times. Passengers from New Jersey said they felt a jolt like a car crash. The accident left a gash along …

Bailout Co. Might Sue US

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

National:  The NY Times reports that the insurance giant AIG, which survived the financial crisis with a $182 billion federal bailout, is considering suing the US government. The company’s board is contemplating joining an existing lawsuit that claims that while …

B of A Pays, “Nobody Had the Morals”, Baby Kim

Monday, January 7, 2013

National: The Bank of America has agreed to pay $10 billion to Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Assoc.) to settle claims over sour mortgages. Fannie Mae, which was established during The Great Depression to help Americans buy homes, had claimed …

NHL Deal, Tighter Gun Control, Back to the Future

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Breakaway: The National Hockey League and its players union have reached a tentative agreement that may save what remains of the season. Players have been locked out for 113 days. Guns & Ammo: The Washington Post reports that the Obama …

Missoni Missing, Sandy Aid, Armstrong Might Spill

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Breaking: The plane carrying Italian designer Vittorio Missoni, 58, his wife and another couple has gone missing off the coast of Venezuela after taking off from a resort. An air and sea search is underway. National: Facing the wrath of …