President Obama: Palestinians Deserve an Independent State

March 21, 2013

“President Obama met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank on Thursday in search of hopeful signs for the stalled peace process and declared that a sovereign state of Palestine beside Israel is still viable.”

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Study: Number of Autism Diagnoses Increasing

March 20, 2013

“Though the increase is likely to fuel speculation that an expanding environmental threat is behind the rise in autism cases, the authors said their report did not support that view. Rather, better detection appears to be driving the surge, according to the researchers.”

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France Drafting United Nations Security Council Resolution For Peacekeeping Force in Mali

March 20, 2013

“France wants the U.N. to takeover with a peacekeeping mission and next week, the U.N. Security Council will take up that and other questions about Mali.”

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U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Senate Version of Stopgap Spending Bill on Thursday

March 20, 2013

“House leaders have indicated they are willing to accept the Senate’s version of the bill and are poised to pass it Thursday, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.”

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U.S. Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Fund Federal Government Through September

March 20, 2013

“The U.S. Senate approved a $984 billion spending bill on Wednesday ensuring that the federal government will not shut down next week, but also cementing in place $1.2 trillion in unpopular across-the-board spending cuts affecting most reaches of the federal government.”

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Excerpts From Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Hacked E-Mail Memos Released

March 20, 2013

“The first excerpted Blumenthal e mail, dated September 12, 2012, reports that senior advisors told the President of Libya during the day of September 11 that the Benghazi and Tripoli attacks were sparked by the Cairo demonstrations and anger over an anti-Muslim video.”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Hacked E-Mail Memos Reveal: Saudi Arabian Sunni Funding Behind Algeria Hostage Crisis

March 20, 2013

“The reader should be warned that these are first and partial accounts of hacked emails that may be fabricated by someone with a hidden agenda. Time will tell whether they have any credence.”

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Pakistan Authorities Arrest Man Wanted For Beheading of Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl

March 19, 2013

“Pearl was kidnapped while researching a story in Karachi about Pakistani militants and the so-called “shoe bomber” Richard Reid. He was later decapitated, and a video of his killing was sent to U.S. officials.”

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Group of Doctors and Health Experts Urges the FDA to Restrict Caffeine in Energy Drinks

March 19, 2013

“A group of 18 doctors, researchers and public health experts jointly urged the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to take action on energy drinks to protect adolescents and children from the possible risks of consuming high amounts of caffeine.”

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U.S. Senate Stopgap Spending Bill Excludes “Vital” Programs From Cuts

March 19, 2013

“The bill is a mixed blessing for President Obama and others, especially Democrats, who hope Congress will eventually reverse the recent cuts. “

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Cyprus Parliament Rejects 5.8 Billion Euro Bailout Deal

March 19, 2013

“Late on Tuesday night the eurozone governments said that despite the vote Cyprus would still need to raise the €5.8 bn – a third of the €17bn bailout.”

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Study Links 180,000 Deaths Globally to Sugary Drinks

March 19, 2013

“Using data collected as part of the World Health Organization’s 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study, the researchers determined that 78% of these deaths were in low- and middle-income countries.”

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Exclusion of Assault Weapons Ban Upsets Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

March 19, 2013

““How many assault weapons do you need circulating?” Ms. Feinstein said … noting that her bill … exempted many weapons. “To have these mass killings is such a blight on everything that America stands for.””

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30,000 Websites State Opposition to Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Reintroduced By Congress

March 19, 2013

“Reddit, Craigslist and more than 30,000 other websites are flying the flag of opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, a controversial cybersecurity bill that was recently reintroduced in Congress.”

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Former French Police Officer Captured Waging Jihad in Mali Against France

March 19, 2013

“A French citizen caught in early March waging jihad in Mali against his own country was once a serving police officer, his sister claimed on Monday.”

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