Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid took his jihad over Mitt Romney’s personal finances to the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday,
Olympic officials said Saudi Arabia’s first female athlete will be allowed to compete while wearing a headscarf. A Saudi woman said she’s thrilled about the ruling. All she needs now is a man to drive her to the Olympics.- Conan
- Syrian rebels execute pro-Assad militiamen in Aleppo
- Iran unfazed by Israeli, US threats of force: Netanyahu
- Turkey’s ex-military chief tells court of unease about government
- Spain arrests al Qaeda suspects planning European attacks
- Top US commander in Afghanistan visits Pakistan
Who Needs Our Electric Grid Protected From Cyberattack? The Senate Doesn’t, They’re Going On Vacation
The Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.
The word “sailing” sounds cool. It sounds better than “yachting,” which sounds like something Mitt Romney does in his indoor lake.- Craig Ferguson
- GOP hits Obama on lobbyist meetings at ‘Caribou’
- Sheldon Adelson Tops Romney Donor List That Now Includes 32 Billionaires
- Chick-fil-A supporters turn out in droves for ‘Appreciation …
- Lindsey Graham Shows Support For Chick-Fil-A
- Congress won’t rescue postal service as it defaults on health care benefits
- House passes bill extending tax rates for all income levels
- Thousands of Florida ex-felons may not know they can vote
- Ann Romney ‘thrilled to death’ about her horse’s Olympic performance
More Florida Gun Nuttery With a Side of Racism
A man was shot in the head at an apartment building in Port St. Joe, Florida, by another tenant who remarked to police that he was unsure why they were arresting him because he “only shot a ni**er.” The man survived the attack and is in the hospital.
- Obama hammers Romney’s tax plan
- John Goodman weighs in on Chick-fil-A controversy—as Colonel Sanders (VIDEO)
- Family Can’t Move Into Their Home After Squatters File for Bankruptcy
- Half of US counties now considered disaster areas
- Psychiatrist warned university about accused Colorado gunman: report
- Second Air Force trainer guilty in sex scandal, senator seeks probe
Another College Compromising Student Safety
The University of Montana pledged to ensure the safety of women on the 15,600-student campus in Missoula on Wednesday, a day after quarterback Jordan Johnson became the second member of the football team to be charged with rape.
The charge came amid a continuing U.S. Justice Department probe into the handling by university and local authorities of 80 rapes reported in Missoula over the past three years, at least 11 involving students, including football players.
Equestrian and sailing are sports for people growing up on the mean streets of Connecticut. -Craig Ferguson
- Business/Tech News
- Oil prices drop below $88
- Bristol-Myers Exec Charged With Insider Trading
- Trading company says it lost $440 million on glitch in minutes
- U.S. Factory Orders Slip 0.5% in June
- Amtrak’s New Gay-Friendly Ad Campaign
An Australian swimmer who failed to win a gold medal is blaming her loss on social media. In her defense, it is really hard to tweet when you’re swimming.- Conan
Privatizing Public Schools
The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the next big thing, and education consultant Rob Lytle was happy to oblige.
Think about the upcoming rollout of new national academic standards for public schools, he urged the crowd. If they’re as rigorous as advertised, a huge number of schools will suddenly look really bad, their students testing way behind in reading and math. They’ll want help, quick. And private, for-profit vendors selling lesson plans, educational software and student assessments will be right there to provide it.
Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn. – Irvin S. Cobb
I can’t, for the life of me, understand why you haven’t had a nervous breakdown from all of this nonsense you are being put through.
Sometimes you have to shout to be heard, and I am glad that you did.
I look forward to celebrating your victory on AHNC.
Keep your faith.
Jack – NYC
I don’t think I have had a nervous breakdown, unless you count running down the street naked, screaming, on a daily basis.
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- Video: A sinkhole grows in Brooklyn
- Detroit boy sells snacks to save Motor City
- Crop circles appear in E. Washington wheat field
- Man Makes Frantic 911 Call While Clinging to Moving Truck
- Vampire Bat Bites Help Shield Peruvians from Rabies
Time To Deflate Photo
Among the more bizarre-looking visitors to California waters this summer are Mola molas, or ocean sunfish, which are being seen in unusually high numbers. But it’s a stunning photograph of one of these gentle giants that appears to be getting the most attention. The image, captured off San Diego by Daniel Botelho, became an instant hit after being posted last week on his Facebook page.