Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Japan on Sunday that “the days are numbered” for Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, comments that sparked a sharp response from Sen. John McCain.
A new study found that a record number of America’s wealthiest citizens are renouncing their citizenship to avoid high taxes. Which explains why today Donald Trump claimed HE was born in Kenya. –Jimmy Fallon
- Bombs, clashes in Afghanistan kill 35 including seven NATO soldiers
- Officials: Feared al-Qaida offshoot neutralized
- Afghan police hunt woman’s executioner
- Saudi’s ‘Barbie’ princess makes shock UK asylum bid
- Saudi man dies after chase by religious police
- Obama to ask for civilian Afghan aid through 2017
Still Cleaning Up After Bush
Although more than half the states are now exempt from the toughest requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday his goal remains to help Congress fix the law, not to sidestep the stalled overhaul effort.
The Obama administration’s announcement Friday that Washington and Wisconsin have been granted waivers from the education law
A new survey found that only 30 percent of Americans are confident in the country’s public schools. It’s pretty bad — for my niece’s history final, they’re just taking the kids to see “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” –Jimmy Fallon
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- Texas governor rejects two provisions of health law
- PHOTO: Mitt Romney winds down his New Hampshire vacation
- Rep. Thaddeus McCotter Resigns After ‘Nightmarish’ Month
- Jindal, O’Malley bicker over relevance of Romney’s wealth
What’s Next, a Poll Tax?
The Voting Rights Act – a cherished safeguard for minority voters since 1965 - has been under siege for two years and this week faces one of its toughest tests on an apparent path to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A new survey found that only 31 percent of Americans would want to sit next to Mitt Romney on a flight. Romney was so upset, he was like, “I don’t understand. How would they get on my private jet?” –Jimmy Fallon
- Obama campaign presses Romney to release tax returns
- Obama ad calls Romney ‘the problem’ with job losses to China
- Democrats want Romney to explain offshore accounts
- Tough ID laws could block thousands of 2012 votes
- Campaign donations by text? Not so fast, wireless carriers say
Obama Wants Tax Cut
President Barack Obama will call on Monday for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, according to a White House official, seeking to spare the economy the impact of taxes going up on January 1.
Today Joe Biden said the only place Mitt Romney has created jobs is in China. This has sparked an angry rebuttal from Romney spokesperson Wen Cheng-Bao. –Conan
- World oilprices rise before Norway lockout
- Floodgates on U.S. derivative reforms set to open
- GOP conservatives make it rough for business
- Sikorsky, U.S. sign $7.3 billion Black Hawk order
- Australians being fleeced by fake investment schemes
A new survey found that Tampa is the vainest city in the U.S. In fact, they’re so vain they probably think this joke is about them. –Jimmy Fallon
This weekend is the swim around Manhattan Island. You go to the Hudson, up the East River, and then back down the Hudson, 28 miles around Manhattan. The winner gets a trophy and hepatitis. –David Letterman
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- 3 gored at Pamplona’s 3rd running of bulls
- New York man nears 3 millionth mile in beloved ’66 Volvo
- Bride gives birth at wedding in France
- Big upset at cherry-pit spitting contest in Mich.
- Thieves bust through wall to steal hair extensions
Time To Deflate Photo
Sulcata tortoises are common in pet stores, but are often relinquished by their pet owners, who aren’t prepared for how big they get (they can weigh up to 150 pounds)
In this image provided by SeaWorld San Diego, five African-spurred tortoises, also known as sulcata tortoises, enjoy time on the grass at SeaWorld San Diego June 14, 2012 in San Diego, California. The adult, named Buster, is about 20 years old, and the young ones are just under a year old. Sulcata tortoises are native to northern Africa and can live to be 100.. SeaWorld guests can see Buster and friends near SeaWorld San Diego’s Animal Connections area. Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego