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On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding through Dallas in an open-top convertible at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thirty minutes later he was pronounced dead at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.
Of course, everyone knows the “official” story. Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine and communist sympathizer who had tried unsuccessfully to become a citizen of the Soviet Union and had married a Russian woman, shot Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building with a Mannlicher-Carcano Italian military rifle fitted with a scope. Oswald was captured and arrested in a movie theater about 30 minutes after shooting a police officer who had stopped to question him. The arrest occurred less than 90 minutes after the Kennedy shooting.
Two days later, while being moved from the Dallas County Jail to a more secure jail, Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby. Ruby died of lung cancer in a Dallas hospital some three and a half years later.
The official Warren Commission report of 1964 concluded that neither Oswald nor Ruby were part of a larger conspiracy, either domestic or international, to assassinate Kennedy. But the report did little to assuage those who believed Oswald either did not act alone or was in fact a patsy and did not actually kill Kennedy.
New York City Police arrested at least 70 protesters in Zuccotti Park while clearing the area so that sanitation workers could come and clean it.
More than 10 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., counterterrorism remains the Justice Department’s highest priority.
Left-leaning interest groups critical to get-out-the-vote efforts aren’t of the same mind on Keystone XL, and President Barack Obama could not afford to offend environmentalists opposed to anything that encourages the use of fossil fuels. So Obama has decided that Keystone XL must go away until after his re-election campaign climaxes.
The Justice Department wants to solidify Internet regulations on citizens in the United States that criminalize such things as lying on Internet dating websites and uploading videos to YouTube that violate the company’s “terms of service” agreement. Opponents of the idea call the proposal draconian and say that making people felons for failing to adhere to website rules is ridiculous.
I understand there is a lot of anger in America. I, too, am an American citizen and I am angry. However, I don’t blame big corporations or big banks for this worsening crisis. I lay it where it belongs, squarely on the shoulders of the Federal government.
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
When asked about the recent events in Libya that led to the rebel overthrow of that country’s longtime dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, Herman Cain took a long pause before asking the reporter to clarify exactly what was being discussed. He said that he was having a hard time focusing on the question because he had too many things “twirling around” in his head.
Occupy Wall Street protesters are calling for a “day of mass action” to occur on Thursday after police raided camps in a number of cities including Oakland, Calif., and New York early this week. Police in riot gear in New York cleared Zuccotti Park in a pre-dawn raid on Tuesday, arresting about 200 protesters and tearing down tents and structures.