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- “The United Nations’ first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and winter supplies to the mostly Kurdish north-east this week with the permission of both governments, the UNHCR refugee agency has said.” - Turkish Prime...Show More Summary
The only solution, of course, to the latest round of Republican’s outrage over events at a funeral is to elect Norm Coleman.
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It’s Blackfish backlash. The film, which documents what former trainers call abusive treatment of orcas, has raised awareness of SeaWorld and other marine parks’ practices. Gothamist reports that since the film’s release, Heart, Willie Nelson, and Barenaked Ladies all canceled their upcoming shows at Sea World’s Orlando park.
Obama’s job approval rating has been on a steady decline since the beginning of October and is now the lowest ever in the history of Quinnipiac’s polling. Only 38 percent approve of how he is handling the job of president while 57 percent disapprove. Show More Summary
This trend is the future of American health care, not the past.
After a historic vote Uruguay is set to legalize marijuana. The Senate approved a measure that would legalize marijuana and create a tightly regulated market by a margin of 16-13.
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are being freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by Vladimir Putin to the Duma, the Russian parliament, on Monday December 9, to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. Nadya’s husband Pyotr Verzilov confirmed the rumors
Amir Meshal, a United States citizen born and raised in New Jersey, is a Muslim, who decided to visit Mogadishu, Somalia, in 2006, in order to “broaden his understanding of Islam after the country’s volatile political situation had largely...Show More Summary
Though many remain unaware, any American man who has had sex with another man -- even once since 1977 -- is banned for life from giving blood.
No one probably has a better sense of Rand Paul's future political plans than his father and Ron Paul is fairly convinced his son is going to run for President.
Stockman has an uphill battle in front of him since Cornyn has a substantial warchest, but even if he doesn't win this move could have real policy implications beyond Texas. Cornyn is the second ranking Senate Republican. With Senate...Show More Summary
The Volcker Rule has been formally approved by the FDIC, Federal Reserve and SEC. The Volcker Rule, named after former Fed Chairman and advocate Paul Volcker, was passed as part of the Dodd-Frank reform act in 2010 and is meant to prevent or limit large Wall Street banks from proprietary trading - trading on their own account.
Cuban assistance played a key role in bringing about an end to apartheid. In Angola, the country had military instructors that helped train the military wing of the African National Congress, which Mandela co-founded, called Umkhonto we Sizwe or Spear of the Nation (MK). Cuba provided support for those organizing against the regime, who were in exile, as well.
While Congress may be interested in blowing over $600 billion to subsidize defense contractors in fighting the non-existent Soviet Union, the food stamp program is facing the knife. Now you might note that the Pentagon can't account for trillions (with a t) of dollars and the fraud rate for SNAP is 1%, but whatever. Show More Summary
The reason the U.S. didn't want any investigation was because an "actual investigation" would reveal military operations, "which, if revealed, could do us psychological as well as military damage."
- “Switzerland’s private banks have until today to declare whether they will sign up to a US transparency agreement which would see them divulge client information.” - “The United States and British governments are creating a task force...Show More Summary
It's that time of year again, when important bills are quickly rushed through Congress and people are told there is no time to think about it. So it was yesterday that the final version of the Defense Bill was unveiled with backers telling everyone there is no time to debate.
It’s the kind of thing that would happen when people are taught to not give a damn what happens to people…who are not them. How could something like that happen here?
Nelson Mandela’s memorial service is scheduled for 4am ET this morning, people are already queuing up to get into the stadium. The South African Broadcasting Corporation has continuing coverage (thanks Mediaite) so you early birds can watch live from Johannesburg. The funeral itself will be Sunday in the village of Qunu, his childhood home.