House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday denied he’s gotten “tougher” on President Barack Obama — saying instead his strong words are a way to “help” him.
Boehner wants to help Obama? Yeah, right out the door.
Have you been watching this John Edwards trial? I don’t know what kind of president John Edwards would have been, but I’m pretty sure he would have gotten along really well with the Secret Service.- Jay Leno
The World-Is-a-Safer-Place-Without Saddam
- Bomb in eastern Afghanistan kills 2 children
- Suicide blasts kill 9 in Syrian city of Idlib
- Al-Qaida offers to trade UK hostage for cleric
- Libya’s Gaddafi-era oil chief found floating dead in Danube
Iraq Continues to Crumble
Iraq’s fugitive Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi and some of his bodyguards have been charged with killing six judges, ahead of a trial that is to open on Thursday, a judicial spokesman said.
Hashemi, who is currently in Turkey, is not expected to attend.
By Don Davis
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte campaigns with Mitt Romney—a tryout for VP?
- Sarah Palin tells Christian women to follow Alabama’s motto, ‘Dare to defend our rights’
- Rush Limbaugh goes on offense against Media Matters for America
- Pat Buchanan: Rubio ‘too young,’ ‘too callow’ too ‘neoconservative’ for VP slot
- US pastor burns Korans to urge Iran clergyman release
- Liz Cheney Speaks in Torrington
- Republican Convention Delegations Receive Tampa Bay Area Hotel Assignments
- Nugent says he’s insulted by concert cancellation
A college student launched a group called African-Americans for Romney. After a couple of days he was forced to change the name to That Black Guy for Romney. - Conan
Will Republicans Ask Taxpayers to Pay for a New Stadium?
It’s unlikely that state lawmakers will meet their self-imposed deadline to adjourn the legislative session today. One of the main sticking points is the bill to fund the construction of a new football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
And that bill is putting Republican lawmakers in a political bind because they want to act on other issues first. It’s not the way top Republicans were expecting this session to play out.
Rock the Voter
- Obama promotes infrastructure projects
- Obama 2012 campaign debuts new slogan in video
- Obama warns women that Romney, GOP will ‘close doors of opportunity’
- White House Correspondents Dinner: Top 10 Best Jokes from President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel
- Maher: Obama ‘the first black president of the racist states of America’
- Andrew Young worried John Edwards would kill him
Bring Your Child to Work Day — that’s how we got George W. Bush. – David Letterman
Clinton Helps Obama
There were no bear hugs on display, but President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton looked relaxed and friendly as they began a summer fundraising blitz that demonstrates their shared hopes for Democratic victory despite past differences.
- Oil hovers below $105 as US, China growth slows
- China makes new proposal on Russia gas deal
- Dollar hits 2-month low as US economic momentum slows
- Humana reports 21 percent drop in 1Q profit
- Japan’s Toyota to post $4.3 bln profit
Obama on Romney: “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”
Today is Monday, April 30, the 121st day of 2012.
There are 245 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 30, 1812, Louisiana (formerly the Territory of Orleans) became the 18th state of the Union.
On this date:
In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.
In 1900, engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers.
In 1911, a fire broke out in Bangor, Maine, destroying much of the downtown area before it was brought under control the next morning; two deaths were blamed on the blaze.
In 1912, Universal Studios had its beginnings as papers incorporating the Universal Film Manufacturing Co. were filed and recorded in New York State.
In 1939, the New York World’s Fair officially opened with a ceremony that included an address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.
In 1958, the American Association of Retired Persons (later simply AARP) was founded in Washington, D.C.
In 1968, New York City police forcibly removed student demonstrators occupying five buildings at Columbia University.
In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean.
In 1980, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicated; she was succeeded by her daughter, Princess Beatrix.
In 1997, the Senate approved the nomination of Alexis Herman to be labor secretary. ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the situation comedy “Ellen” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, acknowledged her homosexuality.
Ten years ago: Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity based in suburban Chicago, and its director were charged with perjury; authorities accused the charity of supporting terrorists. (Enaam Arnaout (EE’-nam ahr-NAHT’) later pleaded guilty to racketeering, admitting he’d defrauded donors by diverting some of the money to Islamic military groups in Bosnia and Chechnya.)
Five years ago: A British judge sentenced five al-Qaida-linked men, all British citizens, to life in prison for plotting to attack London targets, including a nightclub, power plants and shopping mall with bombs. An Israeli government probe faulted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for what it called “very severe failures” in Israel’s war with Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. Actor Tom Poston died in Los Angeles at age 85.
One year ago: A Libyan official said Moammar Gadhafi had escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren. (There have been conflicting accounts about whether Gadhafi’s relatives even died in the airstrike.) In Moscow, Japan’s Miki Ando defeated Olympic champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea at the world figure skating championships originally scheduled for Japan, which had been devastated by an earthquake and tsunami.
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- “Joke” to “Hijack Plane, Kill Obama” …
- Australian billionaire to build Titanic II
- More families building their own tornado shelters
- ‘Plus-Sized’ College Student Claims Discrimination at Bar
- German held after trying to pay taxi ride with cannabis
Students stand in formation on a field as they form a smiley face in an attempt to break a world record in celebration of the 110th anniversary of their university in Nanjing, Jiangsu province April 27, 2012. A total of 3,110 students from Nanjing Agricultural University broke the Guinness World Record for World Largest Smiley Face on Friday, overtaking the last world record of 2,961 volunteers in Canada on July 2011, local media reported. Photo/Sean Yong