John Kerry: U.S., Russia Reach Deal On Syrian Chemical Weapons

The Huffington Post After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons by the mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply. The deal, announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey… More John Kerry: U.S., Russia Reach Deal On Syrian Chemical Weapons

FBI to investigate News Corporation over 9/11 hacking allegations

Guardian.co.uk Bureau to investigate claims News of the World journalists sought to hack into phones of victims of 9/11, reports say       The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that News of the World journalists tried to hack into the phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York. The launch of the… More FBI to investigate News Corporation over 9/11 hacking allegations

Egypt Gaza Border Reopened Permanently

  Undoubtedly, another effect of the Arab Spring… Huffington Post Egypt lifted a four-year-old blockade on the Gaza Strip’s main link to the outside world Saturday, bringing relief to the crowded territory’s 1.5 million Palestinians but deepening a rift with Israel since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. The Egyptian move will… More Egypt Gaza Border Reopened Permanently

Did You Know…?

All topics come from The Huffington Post: Facebook Credits Program Pays You To Watch Video Ads Facebook introduced a new program on Thursday that attempts to incentivize users to watch ads… by paying them in Facebook Credits, the company’s virtual currency. Just last month, Facebook finally announced Credits could be cashed in on its Groupon competitor, Facebook… More Did You Know…?

‘Behind The Scenes’ White House Press Briefing On The Osama Bin Laden Operation (Highlights)

I watched this briefing on television yesterday and was amazed at the information that was forthcoming about the Osama bin Laden raid and his subsequent demise.  Below are highlights of the briefing.   The full 49 minute briefing can be found here… H/t: Democratic Underground Related Articles White House Releases ‘Situation Room’ Images From Bin Laden… More ‘Behind The Scenes’ White House Press Briefing On The Osama Bin Laden Operation (Highlights)

President Obama Announces: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

The crowds outside of the White House, shouting “USA!” has grown from about 45 at about 11:00 pm to “thousands”, according to Wolf Blitzer of CNN. By the way, May 1, 2003, George W. Bush stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and declared (with a sign)  “Mission Accomplished”.  Bush stated at the time that… More President Obama Announces: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Gaddafi Attack Fibs

The Daily Beast – by Fadel Lamen The strike that killed the dictator’s youngest son came nowhere close to killing Gaddafi, says Fadel Lamen’s Libyan sources , who also cast doubt on whether grandchildren were killed. Forgive me for being cynical, but I’ve seen this act before. Yes, the NATO strike on the Gaddafi family – both the… More Gaddafi Attack Fibs

Jailbreak In Kandahar, Afghan Official Reports

This can’t be good for the Obama Administration.  The ineptitude on behalf of military officials in Afghanistan is mind-boggling.   And we’re there 10 years later, because…? Huffington Post KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — More than 400 inmates – many of them Taliban insurgents – escaped from the main prison in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar overnight through an… More Jailbreak In Kandahar, Afghan Official Reports

President Obama Tries — Without Success — To Explain His Way Around An Undeclared War

John Nichols – The Nation President Obama finally got around to speaking to the American people about the fact that he has led the country into a third war. The speech was, to no one’s surprise, ably delivered. The president spoke with emotional and rhetorical power of how he felt there had been a need to… More President Obama Tries — Without Success — To Explain His Way Around An Undeclared War