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News Roundup – Yahoo!, Russia and Zimmerman

Did you know or care that Yahoo! has changed their logo? Yep, that was keeping me up all night. By the way, what is it that Yahoo! does again?

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Russia has started to wake up and decided that it could play a constructive role in the Syria mess. So, here’s what went down. Kerry said, “Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting.” He said this in response to a question about what Syria could do to avoid getting shelled. The Russian foreign minister then said – Russia would join any effort to put Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control and ultimately destroy them. This is a way out for everyone. The question is whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will play ball. It sounds like he is interested(more…)

By |2013-09-10T20:56:51-04:00September 9th, 2013|Business, Foreign Affairs|Comments Off on News Roundup – Yahoo!, Russia and Zimmerman

Saturday Night News Roundup

I would like to reinforce and clarify my thoughts from the other day. I don’t think that any law restricting or regulating guns is going to be perfect. I think that thoughtful regulation should decrease the probability of mass shooting in the future. That’s it.

President George H. W. Bush is out of the ICU. No clue what was really wrong with him. I pray that he continues to improve.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) points out that we could follow Grover Norquist over the fiscal cliff.

Ed Markey has thrown his hat into the ring for John Kerry’s old Senate seat. He seems to have some growing support.

From Steve:

Assad is still losing friends: “Russia, Syria’s longtime ally, urged the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, on Friday to negotiate with his opponents as further signs emerged that Moscow and other international parties to the conflict were coalescing around the idea of a transitional government as a key to solving the nearly two-year-old Syrian crisis.”

Watering down an already watered down reform effort: “Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI) on Friday unveiled a bipartisan proposal to change filibuster rules, a scaled back plan to prevent Democrats from using the so-called constitutional option to weaken the minority’s power.”

By |2012-12-31T22:15:35-04:00December 29th, 2012|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Saturday Night News Roundup
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