This week Barbara Bush admitted she cancelled her New York Times subscription, making an aside about an obituary asking people to cancel their subscriptions. Well, in that very obituary Bush is talking about, yes, the family of a deceased man actually asks that you cancel your New York Times subscription in lieu of flowers.
The Hill obtained more than 1,400 pages from Specter’s FBI file.
Malaysia has banned an Ultraman comic book because it uses the word ‘Allah’ to describe the Japanese action hero. The Home Ministry said in a statement today that the Malay-edition of ‘Ultraman: The Ultra Power’ contained elements that can undermine public security and societal morals. It said ‘Ultraman is idolized by many children’ and equating […]
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, Syrian Forces Wrest Border Town From Rebels - -
Philippines bid to set record for biggest ‘woman’ symbol (via AFP) Over 10,000 people gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday in a bid to set a world record for the largest formation of the gender symbol for “woman”, as part of International Women’s Day. The event, sponsored by the government’s commission on…
WHO recommends halving daily sugar in fight against obesity (via AFP) The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay. The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002…
How to figure out what Vladimir Putin might be up to next? You might stare into his eyes to plumb his soul, as George W. Bush famously did. Or you can spend serious money to study his body language, as the Pentagon has done. Defense officials confirmed yesterday that they've...
Interim President Adly Mansour signs controversial decree paving the way for Sisi to run in presidential elections.
Recognizing Israel as a Jewish state was never part of two-state negotiations before the last year or so. Israel has insisted on it as a way of forestalling any partition. The Palestinians reject the demand; 20 percent of Israel is non-Jewish. But the Daily Beast calls them "stubborn" for dong so.
This week I was honored to have taken the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama, Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom and the 10 outstanding award recipients from around the globe being honored at the 2014 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony. Show More Summary
Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Weekend Contributor Mark Fiore said he was thankful that Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill last week. If the bill became law, Fiore said, it “would’ve given people carte blanche to discriminate against gay people (and others, for that matter).” Fiore also said what he found most baffling about […]