News Round-Up: Monday, August 29, 2011

The East Coast is still feeling effects from Irene; the AP reports on the Afghan government damaging US peace talks with the Taliban; Obama has named a new economic adviser; and in a NY Times op-ed, John Lewis explains why new voting laws are a “poll tax.” In the entertainment world, Beyonce and Jay-Z are [...]

News Round-Up: Monday, August 15, 2011

Pakistan lets China sample a US helicopter used in the raid on bin Laden; the Indiana Fair will reopen with a memorial service for those who died in the stage collapse; veteran ID holders cannot use their military IDs at Texas polls; Obama begins his Midwest bus tour despite missing his chance for fried butter; [...]

Getting Bin Laden

From the New Yorker, a fascinating and detailed look into what happened that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan when Osama bin Landen was found and killed. Read this. Now. -NS

News Round-Up: Thursday, June 16, 2011

The White House maintains that Obama did not violate the War Powers Act, Ayman al-Zawahri takes officially over al Qaeda, Iran sends a monkey to space, and Weiner will resign.  Meanwhile, the Republicans worry about their 2012 candidates, Facebook may create its own app store, Prince Harry takes his second tour in Afghanistan, and Crystal [...]

News-Round Up: Friday, May 27, 2011

Secretary Clinton makes a secret trip to Pakistan, the Patriot Act extension passes, badminton is sexy, and Gaddafi’s new disguise is a hospital gown as he continues to hide out in Tripoli. In entertainment news, Jon Hamm is directing the season premiere of ‘Mad Men’ and also making us wet our pants in ‘Bridesmaids’ outtakes. [...]

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