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I pulled into the parking lot with a couple of minutes to spare before my appointment. I could see a parking spot available. But as I approached, I saw that the car on the left spilled over into “my” spot by half a foot. Yes, I could still pull into the space. But the only way out of my car would have been to climb out the sunroof.
How long before every aspect of government has its own police force? Apparently, we are nearly there, as an 83-year-old New York woman found out on June 25. On that day, Darbe Pitofsky threw a brown bag filled with old papers in a city litter basket — a crime for which a city sanitation worker wrote a summons.
President Barack Obama has been criticized by many people for his handling of the debt-ceiling debate, but now he is being tweaked by a fellow Democrat: former President Bill Clinton.
One of Britain’s oldest newspapers, the tabloid News of the World, will shut down after printing its Sunday issue, according to CNN. The tabloid’s parent company, News International, is owned by the massive Rupert Murdoch media conglomerate News Corp. News international Chairman James Murdoch, who is Rupert Murdoch’s son, said the tabloid had been “sullied” by a hacking scandal that has rocked the foundations of the newspaper industry.
President Barack Obama and Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s executive chairman, hosted the first-ever “Twitter Town Hall,” in which the President answered questions posed via 140-characters-or-less tweets. Users were asked to use the hashtag #AskObama for their tweets. “Neither the President or I know the questions that will be asked today. That decision is driven entirely by the Twitter users,” Dorsey said at the beginning of the session, which lasted about an hour.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second most powerful Republican in Congress, said he was “looking forward” to the debt ceiling talks President Barack Obama is hosting at the White House today. Echoing sentiments that the President expressed in his remarks on Tuesday, Cantor told assembled members of the press that these talks will build on the progress already made in talks with Vice President Biden.
Three United States Senators recently introduced legislation that would prevent the Federal government from taxing gold and silver coins that have been declared legal tender.
On June 30, a group of 49 Republican members of Congress asked the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in the preparation of a legal defense for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
This past Monday evening, I mused silently for a moment about the “reason for the season,” so to speak. Taking in the patriotic panorama around me, I couldn’t help but wonder: How many of these people have spent a single moment wondering why we’re not at work today?
According to a senior Administration official, the White House recently changed its policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide.