Monthly Archives: August 2013

Imagine If Obama Hadn’t Abandoned Iraq

More than 70 years after the start of World War II, America has 100,000 troops stationed at bases in Germany and Japan. More than 50 years after the cease-fire in Korea, we have nearly 30,000 American military stationed there. But in Iraq, where we toppled Saddam just a decade ago and oversaw three national elections, […]

Summer of 2013 among coolest on record in Alabama, continues cooling trend, climatologist says

From Huntsville to Mobile, summer temperatures have been cooler than normal this year. In fact, the summer of 2013 will be listed as one of the coolest summers in the past 131 years, according to state climatologist John Christy, director of theEarth Systems Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/08/summer_of_2013_among_coolest_o.html

Peru Declares State of Emergency in Puno as Temperatures Drop

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the southern Andean region of Puno that have been hit with the coldest temperatures in a decade, daily El Comercio reported. President Ollanta Humala, visiting the area this week, announced the emergency for seven provinces in Puno – Carabaya, Sandia, Lampa, San Antonio de Putina, Melgar, […]

Nancy Pelosi the hawk tells President Obama to act on Syria

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pressed top administration officials Thursday night to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to reports that he used chemical weapons in his nation’s ongoing civil war. “It is clear that the American people are weary of war. However, Assad gassing his own people is an […]

FLASHBACK: Pelosi shrugs off Bush’s criticism meets Assad

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday for talks criticized by the White House as undermining American efforts to isolate the hard-line Arab country. Pelosi said Assad assured her of his willingness to engage in peace talks with Israel, and that she and other members of her congressional delegation raised […]

Convicted Wikileaks Soldier Doing Well In Prison

Coombs went on the “Today” show last week, a day after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving government secrets to WikiLeaks, to announce that Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible. “These requests address a serious medical need of Chelsea and […]

Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced in Fake Soldier Internet ‘Romance Scam’

A mother and daughter who tricked hundreds of people into sending money to individuals they thought were U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan were sentenced to prison for their role in the “romance scam,” Colorado’s attorney general announced Wednesday. Prosecutors said the pair helped funnel money to Nigeria after their accomplices lured women ononline dating sites into becoming romantically involved with […]