Tuesday edition - April 14, 2009
Hostage drama accents seals' training
Undeterred Somali pirates hijack 3 more ships
Exxon's CEO Gets Raise
"President Obama made a surprise visit to Iraq this week where he declared it is time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their country. Said Iraqis, 'You guys first.'" --Seth Meyers
US soldier killed by armor-piercing projectile Dallas Morning News
Soldier accused of killing squad members in Iraq The Associated Press
Congressman escapes injury in Somali mortar attack Kansas City Star
US journalist goes on trial for spying in Iran guardian.co.uk
Pundits At Sea (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Obama’s been tested and won.
Three pirates were killed with a gun.
Now will loons who foretold
That he’d fail to be bold
Say they’re sorry, congrats, job well done?
When All Else Fails, Blame The Media
Iraq's Shiite-led government criticized foreign and Iraqi media Monday for reports about recent arrests of U.S.-backed Sunni paramilitaries, accusing news organizations of stoking religious tension and threatening national unity.
Obama on Thursday night hosted what may have been the first Passover Seder in
the White House, and in a sign of the president's popularity, Elijah showed up."
The Results of a Conservative Theocracy
Taliban gunmen executed a
young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with
rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials
The woman, 19, and the man, 21, were accused by the militants of immoral acts, and a council of conservative clerics decided that the two should be killed, said Ghulam Dastagir Azad, the governor of the southwestern province of Nimroz.
Palin inlaw indicted for theft Seattle Post Intelligencer
Mayor Gets the GOP to Let Him In New York Times
Judges rule Franken winner; Coleman to appeal Minneapolis Star Tribune
Vito Fossella has a cell waiting for him at Alexandria Detention ... New York Daily News
number one threat: President Obama. Now folks, we all know how he greeted Saudi
King Abdullah. [on screen: reports of Obama bowing, 'something no other
President has done]. Exactly! The president cannot debase himself and our
country by bowing in front of the Saudi King. You hold his hand, kiss his cheek,
and reorient our entire foreign policy of the last 20 years around securing his
oil deposits [on screen: photos of George W. Bush with Abdullah]. As for you,
King Abdullah: looking good, keep that gas under two bucks a gallon and you can
turn the Lincoln Memorial into a camel stall." --Stephen Colbert
The Republican Way: Rewarding Criminal Behavior With A Talk Radio Show
Former Ohio congressman Bob Ney (R) has started a new talk radio show, eight months after finishing his sentence in a public corruption scandal.
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comics being published this summer called Barack the Barbarian, featuring the
pres in a loincloth. Also featuring the pres in a loincloth, Chris Matthews'
daydreams." --Seth Meyers
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Madoff's Money Unfrozen
Bernard Madoff’s family members and “feeder funds” that steered money to his
investment-management unit were unfrozen after a hearing in a lawsuit over
almost $42 million in Fairfield, Connecticut, pension money.
Judge Arthur Hiller in Bridgeport, Connecticut, today dissolved temporary orders he imposed March 30 freezing assets of individuals and funds including Maxam Capital Management LLC. Cash and property totaling $25 million to pay any damages were secured by court order.
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To Help You Deflate Photo
A statue of
Jesus Christ entirely made out of Lego in a church at Vasteras on April 12,
2009. While most Christians mark Easter with prayers and song, the Swedish
church opened its mass Sunday by unveiling the life-size Lego statue