Ending a bitter seven-month standoff, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized to Pakistan on Tuesday for the killing of 24 Pakistani troops last fall and won in return the reopening of critical NATO supply lines into Afghanistan. The agreement could save the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars in war costs.
“I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.” – Adlai Stevenson
- Violence in Iraq continues to spiral
- Pakistani mob kills man ‘for burning Koran’: police
- Iraq says al-Qaida fighters crossing from Iraq to Syria and carrying out attacks
- WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million Syrian emails
- Indian Kashmir group warns tourists over miniskirts
- Clinton to make landmark visit to Laos
The Pentagon has decided to lay an estimated $40 million underwater fiber-optic cable from Guantanamo Bay to South Florida, The Miami Herald has learned, in the latest sign that the military is preparing for detentions and other operations at the Navy base for the long term.
“We spend so much money on the military, yet we’re slashing education budgets throughout the country. No wonder we’ve got smart bombs and stupid children.”- Jon Stewart
- Romney suggests Roberts’ health care ruling motivated by politics
- No welcome for President Obama from Joe the Plumber Obama in Ohio
- Ex-wrestling CEO McMahon makes another Senate bid
If Tammy Duckworth Had Her Legs Blown Off While Stealing Money From Poor People, She’d Be the GOP nominee
Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, who has earned a reputation for caustic remarks and spontaneous tirades, this week accused opponent Tammy Duckworth–a double-amputee who lost her legs while serving as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq–of using her military service to score political points.
The Illinois Republican– who has not served in the military– on Wednesday chose not to back down from comments he made accusing his Democratic opponent of talking too much about her time in the Army.
- Axelrod hits Romney for ‘Bermuda tax shelter’
- Obama to Hammer Romney’s Bain Record on Campaign Bus Trip
- Obama urges immigration reform at July 4 citizen ceremony
- More than one million in U.S. still without power five days after storm
- Forget hot dogs, glut means cheap lobster prices
A Florida judge set bond at $1 million on Thursday for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other” – Oscar Ameringer
- Oil prices volatile after gov’t says supplies fell
- Kenya cancels oil deal with Iran after warnings
- US fixed mortgage rates fall to new record lows
- U.S. mortgage applications dropped last week
- Vatican Posts $19 Million Deficit
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“You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” – Al Capone
- Man lives off Craigslist ads for a month, turns his adventures into a documentary
- Ex-FBI employee claims she saw angels at Flight 93
- Caffeine may reduce risk of skin cancer: …
- Joey Chestnut eats 68 hot dogs to win annual Coney Island event
- Maine island cleanup leads to message in bottle
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Accidental Fifteen Second Fireworks Display
Folks in San Diego witnessed what was either the worst Fourth of July fireworks celebration — or the absolute best — when a technical malfunction caused all of their pyrotechnics to go off at the same time. The annual Big Bay Boom celebration began and ended in spectacular fashion when an inadvertent signal set off the explosion about five minutes early and caused the entire 18 minute show to take place in about 15 seconds.