Thursday edition - September 2, 2010
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government's request to dismiss an industry lawsuit challenging its deepwater oil and gas drilling moratorium, dealing another blow to the Obama administration.
The U.S. military Wednesday marked the end of its combat mission in Iraq amid a series of conflicting messages that underscored the mixed feelings many here, both American and Iraqi, have toward a seven-and-a-half-year effort that cost tens of thousands of lives but left the political outcome undecided.
The Coast Guard said no one was killed in the explosion, which was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site Thursday morning. All 13 people aboard the rig have been accounted for, with one injury.
It doesn't sound very constitutional to me that any corporation, especially foreign owned British Petroleum, would have more power than the US president.
Many Iraqis are concerned the US drawdown might be coming at a precarious time.
Of course, the last time it wasn't precarious was when it was called
Mesopotamia. - Will Durst
Sure, Call Her A Prostitute, That'll Teach Her!
A hardline Iranian daily stepped up its attack on France's first lady Carla Bruni, saying on Tuesday the "Italian prostitute" deserved to die for supporting an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning.
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Old Republicans never die or fade away. They just head to K Street. - Zing!
Sure, America Isn't Racist
Torres was stung when her 19-year-old son said he'd been turned down for a
state-issued Ohio identification card because his birth certificate from Puerto
Rico was considered invalid.
"We're not illegal aliens, we are citizens of this country," Torres said. "We have everything, all the documents and all that, but we are not treated as such."
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are set to meet in Anchorage, Alaska for a 9/11 appearance.
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Chinese peasants living near a 60-mile long, 10-day traffic backup are price-gouging truck drivers for food and water. Now that is Capitalism!- Zing!
Tea Party Rhetoric
When CNN's John King asked Tea Party-backed Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller to state his opinion of President Obama "in one sentence," Miller didn't mince any words. He responded: "Bad for America." Miller added that the president is "one of the major forces moving this country toward socialism."
More Tea Party Rhetoric
Republican Senate candidate
Christine O'Donnell's interview with Delaware radio host Dan Gaffney on Thursday
offers a pretty good indication of why Rep. Mike Castle (R) is largely ignoring
her primary challenge.
The exchange between O'Donnell and Gaffney is cringeworthy.
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