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In a Monday afternoon press conference in Manhattan, Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) admitted he has engaged in “inappropriate online conversations” via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, which included sending lewd photographs of himself to various women. Weiner also said that while he is sorry for his actions, he has no intention of resigning his office.
Five U.S. service members were killed Monday. The U.S. military did not say how or where the five died, but two unnamed Iraqi security officials told CNN the deaths occurred during an early morning mortar attack at a U.S. military base in southeastern Baghdad.
Sarah Palin caused a media controversy on Thursday when she claimed American folk hero Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famous 1775 midnight ride. However, several Bostonian historical experts have stepped forward to defend Palin’s account.
Former Senator Rick Santorum formally entered the race for the 2012 Republican nomination on Monday. He announced his intentions on ABC’s Good Morning America. “We’re ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we’re in it to win,” Santorum told GMA reporter George Stephanopoulos.
Parents in Arkansas have expressed outrage over a middle school yearbook that lists former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney among the “worst people of all time.”
The United States economy appears to be sputtering into the summer months, as the latest unemployment rate has reached its highest level since January.
If we are stressed about money while we are healthy and able to work, think what it will be like to try to support ourselves when we are older, not so healthy and not able to work as much as we have in the past. We need to change our financial habits and get a handle on our debts.
“We’re on the verge of a great, great depression. The (Federal Reserve) knows it.” So said Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer on CNBC Wednesday. Yastrow’s point: Money managers can’t find an investment they feel is a safe haven for their investors. That’s because the Federal Reserve’s Ponzi scheme has been exposed for the fraud it is.