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If there’s one thing President Barack Obama does well, it’s talk (as long as his teleprompter is handy). On Tuesday, Obama spouted more empty rhetoric from a manufacturing plant in Bettendorf, Iowa, when he said: “I want the cars and planes and wind turbines of the future to bear the proud stamp that says ‘Made in America.’”
Stubborn belly fat got you down? Try eating more soluble fiber. Visceral fat, which lurks deep in the abdomen, is far more dangerous than the subcutaneous fat found just beneath the skin’s surface. However, because of its location, visceral fat can also be difficult to get rid of.
The United States Supreme Court recently said that it would review a case regarding whether the placement of a GPS device on a suspect’s car by police constitutes a warrantless search.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is still keeping fans and press members alike in the dark about a possible 2012 Presidential run. “We’re still thinking about that,” she told members of the press at the Pella, Iowa, premiere of “The Undefeated,” according to CNN.com.
On July 4, 1776, after months of heated debate, representatives of the Continental Congress voted unanimously that “these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.” Fifty-six men bravely affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in his opening remarks at the Senate hearing on the controversial DREAM Act, asked all the “DREAMers” — adolescents who would be eligible for citizenship under the Act — attending the hearing to stand.
A source revealed Wednesday that a United States drone aircraft recently fired on two Somali militant leaders with ties to al-Qaida, making Somalia the sixth known country where the U.S. is conducting military attacks. The Washington Post said their source, a senior U.S. military official familiar with the operation, said the attack apparently wounded the two, which were reportedly senior members of al-Shabab.
A Geneva-based United Nations watchdog group, UN Watch, called on the United States and the European Union Thursday to strongly protest the United Nations’ appointment of North Korea as the President of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. “Bare months after the U.N. finally suspended Libya’s Col. Muammar Qaddafi from its Human Rights Council, North Korea wins the propaganda coup of heading the world’s disarmament agency,” Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, said in a statement. “It’s asking the fox to guard the chickens, and damages the U.N.’s credibility.”
A new California law, Assembly Bill No. 28, requires sellers with a significant presence in the State to charge sales tax. This includes “(a)ny retailer entering into an agreement or agreements under which a person or persons in this state, for a commission or other consideration, directly or indirectly refer potential purchasers of tangible personal property to the retailer, whether by an Internet-based link or an Internet Web site, or otherwise.”