Politics

22
Dec
Sarah Palin not happy with White House Christmas card

On Wednesday former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin admitted she had not been happy with the official White House Christmas card. She told Fox News that she found it odd the card had the Obama family dog as emphasize and not Christmas valours like "family, faith, and freedom." Los Angeles artist Mark Matuszak told the Los Angeles Times that he had been contacted by the social secretary of the White House at some point earlier this year in order... [read news]

22
Dec
No more Mayor Baldwin

Alec Baldwin announced he is not planning on competing for the New York City mayor title, adding he is not “horny” enough for the title like other candidates. He revealed that he may remain with "30 Rock," although everyone believed he would be leaving after this season. The announcement came after the bad publicity Baldwin received after the American Airlines flight incident. Before the event he had stated he was "very, very interested" in... [read news]

19
Dec
The passing of Kim Jong-Il

At the age of 69 years old Kim Jong-Il has passed away. It was reported that the man died from "a massive heart attack" while travelling by train in Pyongyang. The military leader apparently died on Saturday, however his death was not announced until Monday.“The mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader who ran his nation with an iron rod was 69. The state-TV announcer, wearing black and fighting back tears, made the emotional announcement on... [read news]

15
Dec
Putin mocks protestors

Vladimir Putin thought nothing of the thousands of protestors that spoke against his rule. He merely called them agents of the west and mocked both them and their symbol that is a white ribbon. "Regarding 'colour revolutions', everything is clear – this is a developed scheme to destabilize society that did not rise up on its own," he said at the start of a televised Q&A that lasted more than four hours and a half. He added that students... [read news]

08
Dec
Obama's war with Christianity

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to talk about the relationship the Obama government has with religion and most importantly Christianity.“As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion,” Perry declared in a new television advertisement he released. “And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.”Perry’s declaration came during a moment when millions of Christians believe... [read news]

04
Dec
Barack Obama apologizes to Pakistan President

President Obama made sure to phone the president of Pakistan on Sunday in order to offer his “condolences” after two dozen soldiers were killed near the border with Afghanistan during a NATO airstrike.The conversation took place eight days after the incident. Diplomats favoured such an approach and the President decided to make the conciliatory gesture. However, it appears the statement did nothing to put out the public anger in... [read news]

04
Dec
Herman Cain suspends campaign

Far from being apologetic, standing proud and defiant, Herman Cain announced on Saturday that he would suspend his presidential campaign. However, he explained he “would not go away” even though he is accused of sexual misconduct. "As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said during an event that took place in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the... [read news]

01
Dec
News funds to treat AIDS

President Obama managed to gain the support of AIDS groups, who had criticized him in the past, when he announced that he would be asking for additional federal money in order to prevent and treat the disease in the United States.“So make no mistake, we are going to win this fight,” Mr. Obama told the crowd made of international activists, celebrities and lawmakers that had gathered at the George Washington University for the annual World... [read news]

28
Nov
Barney Frank retires

Talking about the political difficulties he faced due to the congressional redistricting, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced on Monday that he will not be seeking re-election in 2012."I don't want to be torn [between] a full-fledged campaign... and my obligation to my current constituents," Frank said from the Newton, Massachusetts City Hall.The congressman who is at his 16th term started his first term in 1980. He became the chairman of... [read news]

27
Nov
Putin accuses the West of meddling in the elections

Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister decided to use the rhetoric of the Cold War on Sunday, accusing the West of influencing the country’s future elections. Speaking before the parliament vote that is due to take place this weekend, Putin announced his party was going to win. However, he told the West to mind its own business and not meddle in the affairs of his country."We know that representatives of some countries meet with people... [read news]


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