MOANday edition – November 14, 2011
The Republicans vying to challenge President Obama in next year’s election slammed his administration’s foreign policy, suggesting he’s bungled efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and played politics with a troop drawdown in Afghanistan. “If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon,” Mitt Romney declared in a foreign policy
Republican Patriotism: Republicans are only patriotic to their country when the president is a Republican.
By Don Davis
- Taliban claims to leak Afghan jirga security plan
- Afghan official: Taliban figure believed arrested
- Gaza policeman killed, 7 hurt in Israel airstrike
- Israeli official: military could topple Hamas
- Israel hails deadly blast in Iran
- Injured US activist takes Israel to court
- Berlusconi’s party backs Monti to be new PM
- Muslim hardliners protest against Obama’s visit
- Philippines rejects new Chinese territorial claim
Waterboarding Is Not Torture. Doh!
President Barack Obama says the interrogation technique known as waterboarding constitutes torturing, disputing Republican presidential candidates who say they would reinstate the practice.
Obama called waterboarding “torture” and said it was “contrary to America’s traditions” during a news conference at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Another problem is the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza has demonstrated the sensitivity of a drunken bear. In a recent Detroit debate, he called House Minority Leader Pelosi, “Princess Nancy,” which for a guy ensnared in sexual harassment assertions is like trying to light a cigar by sticking your face in a Tiki torch on a windy beach. – Will Durst on Herman Cain
- GOP co-chair: Debt talks a ‘roller coaster ride’
- Gingrich and Santorum Criticize Obama on Constitution
- Michele Bachmann accuses CBS News of bias
- Mrs. Cain speaks: Herman Cain ‘totally respects women’
I’m worried about Rick Perry. For one, I’m worried that maybe he’s too conservative. Two, I worry a little bit about his debating skills. And three, I — Oh, what was three?- David Letterman
President Barack Obama hit back on Sunday at criticism by Republican presidential candidates of his handling of Iran and other international issues, and said a new Congress may be needed to heal the U.S. economy.
- High court troubled by warrantless GPS tracking
- Singer crashes Obama summit with ‘Occupy’ song
- Police, Occupy protesters head for Ore. showdown
- Effort to recall Wis. governor kicks off Tuesday
- Tribes aren’t banking on just casinos anymore
- ‘Soul-Searching’ About Penn State — Today’s Question for Obama
- A long history in Penn State child abuse case
And The Floodgates Begin To Open
In the wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, another university, The Citadel military college in South Carolina, revealed on Saturday that it had investigated accusations against a camp counselor but took no action.
- Oil hovers near $99 amid Europe debt optimism
- All major economies headed for slowdowns: OECD
- Oman Air orders 6 Boeing 787 planes at Dubai show
- Advertisers pull ads from Penn State games
Obama versus China
President Barack Obama served notice on Sunday that the United States was fed up with China’s trade and currency practices as he turned up the heat on America’s biggest economic rival….Using some of his toughest language yet against China, Obama, a day after face-to-face talks with President Hu Jintao, demanded that China stop “gaming” the international system and create a level playing field for U.S. and other foreign businesses.
The Duggar family from the show “19 Kids and Counting” said they’re having a 20th child because they quote “didn’t want to stop on an odd number.” Yeah, because when I hear someone has 20 kids, my first thought is, “Not odd at all!” – Jimmy Fallon
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