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Benedict Flies, Sequester at Midnight

Thursday, February 28, 2013

World: Pope Benedict XVI got on a big white helicopter today and left the Vatican. He will live at a Papal retreat outside Rome until a permanent residence is ready inside the Vatican grounds. The Catholic Church must now pick …

Supremes Hear Voting Rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

National: The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act should be lifted because the law targets voting discrimination that doesn’t occur anymore.  This comes at a time when there is a conservative push …

Hot and Not at the Oscars

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Night Jennifer Lawrence tripped on her massive dress but recovered gracefully. Daniel Day-Lewis, classiest speech of the night. First Lady, did she belong? Ben Affleck, upstaged by Michelle, but winning is the best revenge for no Director nomination. Seth …

ArgoNight, NRA Fights

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oscar Night: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” is heavily favored to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards tonight. Daniel Day-Lewis looks like a lock for Best Actor for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, and Jennifer Lawrence Best Actress for “Silver Linings …

Grounded, Lance & Lindsey

Saturday, February 23, 2013

National: The $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is going to be sitting on the tarmac for a while. The Pentagon grounded the entire fleet after finding a cracked fan blade in one of the jets. The F-35 has been …

Pistorius Walks, Defense Cuts, Scooter Scandal

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pistorius: Amputee track star Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail, which is somewhat unusual for a man accused of premeditated murder in South Africa. The magistrate cited several errors and blunders in the prosecution case and said Pistorius was not …

Junior Pleads Guilty, Lance Refuses

Thursday, February 21, 2013

National: Former Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. pleaded guilty yesterday to a conspiracy charge for bilking his own campaign fund of $750,000. Shortly after, Jackson’s wife Sandi pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return.  “For years, I lived …

Sequester Coming, Apple Hacked

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

National: The political poison pill known as the “Sequester” that forces  $1.2 trillion in automatic federal budget cuts is just nine days away with the White House and Congressional Republicans making no apparent progress in reaching a budget and deficit …

Chinese Hacker Unit, Brussels Diamond Heist

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

National: A wave of computer hacking attacks can be traced back to a Chinese military cyber unit in Shanghai, according to a report to be released today by an American computer security company, the NY Times says. The attacks have …

Monday, February 18, 2013

National: An estimated 35,000 people attended a rally in Washington yesterday to draw attention to global warming and ask President Obama not to approve the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. About 1,000 demonstrators marched to City …