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On Thursday, the United States military announced that three more American soldiers in Iraq had died this week, bringing the combat-related monthly death toll in the Iraq War up to a three-year high. Military officials say that the increased casualties, which are occurring as the U.S. coordinates the withdrawal of all forces by the end of the year, are the result of “militants’ stepping up attacks so as to claim credit for pushing the Americans out,” the article read.
On Wednesday, lawmakers in Athens, Greece approved an austerity package for the country, bowing to the demands of international lenders. The 155-138 vote passed as riots and protests continued in the nation’s capital.
According to the results of the Harris Poll, President Barack Obama has lost points not only in his overall rating, but also in areas including the handling of jobs, education and healthcare.
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed ABX1 28, a bill that allows California to collect sales tax from out-of-state, web-based retailers.
President Barack Obama had some harsh words for legislators in a recent press conference centering on the debt issue, however, GOP lawmakers were not swayed to adopt tax hikes.
In India, officials are concerned about a disturbing trend: parents forcing their daughters to become sons through sex change operations. “Madhya Pradesh state government is investigating claims that up to 300 girls were surgically turned into boys in one city,” read an article on The Telegraph’s website.
I speak Spanish. Well, I speak high-school-distracted-by-the-hot-chick-in-front-of-me-in-class Spanish. As the Democratic-led U.S. Senate again tries to push through the amnesty-for-illegal-aliens DREAM Act, more and more often I’m noticing a sizable number of people who struggle with English the way I struggle with Spanish.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said those warning of economic disaster if the debt ceiling is not raised are using “scare tactics.”
Goldman Sachs is cutting jobs in the United States so it can expand in Singapore. The company, which received $10 billion in preferred stock purchases from the Federal government under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, alerted Washington to the move first, in order to avoid controversy.
Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner played golf with President Barack Obama. In and of itself, a little time on the links is hard to criticize. But Boehner has been playing a lot more than golf with Obama; and instead of a foursome, he’s been playing in a huge scramble with the Democrats.