Federal Judge Strikes Down 2011 Idaho State Law Banning Late-Term Abortions

March 7, 2013

“Idaho is one of at least eight states that have enacted late-term abortion prohibitions in recent years based on controversial medical research suggesting that a fetus feels pain starting at 20 weeks of gestation.”

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Federal Reserve: 18 Largest U.S. Banks Strongest Since Financial Crisis Began in 2008

March 7, 2013

“Under the stress tests’ most severe scenario, the United States would undergo a recession in which unemployment would reach nearly 12 percent, stocks would lose half their value and home prices would plunge 20 percent.”

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Deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s Body To Be Permanently Displayed

March 7, 2013

“Vice President Nicolas Maduro says the remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. Maduro says the president will lie in state first for at least another seven days.”

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Federal Reserve’s Stress Tests: Ally Financial Only Bank That Would Have Losses

March 7, 2013

“Government-owned Ally Financial was the only bank that fell below a generally accepted regulatory capital standard based on initial Federal Reserve stress test results released Thursday seeking to find out if 18 of the largest financial institutions can withstand a deep recession.”

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United Nations Begins Talks With Syrian Rebels to Free Peacekeepers

March 7, 2013

“The 21 troops seized Wednesday are part of a United Nations force that was set up to patrol the demilitarized zone along Syria’s Golan frontier after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.”

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Syrian Opposition Rebels Capture 21 Filipino United Nations Peacekeepers

March 7, 2013

“Twenty-one Filipino UN peacekeepers were detained in Golan Heights on Wednesday. The UN and Arab League officials are reportedly negotiating with the Syrian rebels.”

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President Obama Signs Renewal of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act

March 7, 2013

“The new bill extends coverage to women of Native American tribal lands who are attacked by non-tribal residents, as well as immigrants, gays and lesbians.”

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New York Governor Cuomo (D) Asks Banks to Offer Hurricane Sandy Victims Relaxed Mortgage Repayment Schedules

March 7, 2013

‘”A homeowner who could come up with three months in mortgage payments all at once probably didn’t need forbearance in the first place,” he said. “Everyone else needs more time to repay.””

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): Prosecute Banks That Launder Drug Money

March 7, 2013

“Regulators fined the company $1.9 billion over the laundering, but Warren questioned why no criminal prosecutions were aimed at the company or its employees.”

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Ends Bipartisan Gun Control Talks With Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)

March 7, 2013

“Sen. Chuck Schumer is ending the bipartisan gun control talks with Sen. Tom Coburn without a deal, a major setback to President Barack Obama’s effort to pass universal background checks.”

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Osama bin Laden’s Spokesman and Son-in-Law Abu Ghaith Captured by the United States

March 7, 2013

“A Jordanian security official confirmed that al-Ghaith was handed over last week to U.S. law enforcement officials under both nations’ extradition treaty.”

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Fox News Incorrectly Overstates and Blames Egypt’s Problems on President Mohamed Morsi

March 7, 2013

Instead of critically analyzing statistics and facts, Fox News often, like in this case, uses information that sounds bad but isn’t actually relevant, congruent, or applicable.

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) Criticizes Secretary of State John Kerry’s $250 Million Aid Pledge to Egypt

March 7, 2013

“This is an important point that some in Washington often forget — we don’t provide foreign assistance solely out of the goodness of our heart, we do so because it furthers our national interest.”

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Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly Apologizes For Calling Alan Colmes a Liar

March 7, 2013

“Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday said he was “sorry” for accusing liberal radio talk show host Alan Colmes of “lying” during their heated exchange the night before.”

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Conservatives Criticize House Republicans For Not Including ObamaCare Repeal in Stopgap Spending Bill

March 7, 2013

“A Republican leadership aide countered that funding national security priorities through the CR is in line with conservative priorities.”

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