Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Chris Christie re-elected as governor in NJ

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie easily won re-election Tuesday over Democrat Barbara Buono, launching the GOP star to another term in a deep-blue state and solidifying his status as a top-tier 2016 presidential candidate. In a victory speech brimming with the cadence and optimistic rhetoric of a future presidential stump speech, Christie celebrated his “big, […]

Scandal with Reza Aslan

It’s got plenty of competition but this may just be the single most cringe-worthy – embarrassing interview broadcast on Fox News. At least in recent memory. Fox News anchor Lauren Green had religious scholar Reza Aslan on her show Friday to talk about “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” – his book […]

Egypt’s army and Mohammed Morsi

Egypt’s army has removed President Mohammed Morsi from power, suspended the constitution and pledged new elections following mass protests. The army chief announced the move in a TV address. The head of the constitutional court is expected to be sworn in as interim leader on Thursday. Mr Morsi’s supporters denounced the move as a military […]

Nelson Mandela’s still in critical condition in hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital where he has been hospitalized for more than two weeks. The news did little to calm nerves as an anxious nation stood vigil. Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8 for a recurring lung infection. Previously, authorities had described his condition […]

Nelson Mandela in hospital

Nelson Mandela’s health is continuing to improve but the anti-apartheid hero remains in a serious condition – South Africa’s president said today. Jacob Zuma paid a visit to the 94-year-old in a Pretoria hospital, where the former president has been treated for six days – according to a statement released by the presidency. “We continue […]

Hugo Chavez dead at 58

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (the charismatic leftist who dominated his country with sweeping political change and flamboyant speeches) died Tuesday at age 58, after a long battle with cancer that was shrouded in mystery and prevented him from being inaugurated for a fourth term. Adored or reviled for his self-styled populist revolution, Chavez held sway […]

Presidential inauguration 2013

An inauguration planning official says turnout was “definitely above 800.000″ and possibly up to one million people. Chris Geldart, who directs the District of Columbia’s homeland security and emergency management agency, says early and unofficial estimates of the number of people on the National Mall indicate a turnout higher than 800.000. That’s based on aerial […]

President Barack Obama and McKayla Maroney are not impressed

McKayla Maroney is not impressed–and neither is President Barack Obama. Gymnast McKayla Maroney (who won a gold medal with her team at the Summer Olympics but famously scowled when she had to settle for silver in the vault – an event in which she was heavily favored) visited Obama in the White House–and they both […]

Barack Obama’s acceptance speech 2012

Mitt Romney has called President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his re-election. Shortly afterwards, the Republican presidential candidate delivered a concession speech to his supporters, thanking his family and campaign. A number of major media outlets have declared President Barack Obama winner of the Presidential Election 2012 – according to their projections. Millions nationwide […]

Elizabeth Warren is a U.S. Senator

Elizabeth Warren (the Harvard professor and self-styled “cop on the beat” who protects consumers from Wall Street) left Washington last year after failing to gain enough Senate support to be confirmed as director of the new consumer financial protection agency she championed. Now, as if in a sequel, Warren will return to the U.S. capital […]