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Obama’s ‘Tonight Show’ Freudian Slip; Detroit Mayoral Write-In Trounces Teamster; No Love For Newark; NYC Health Department A Bedbug Hotel; If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made A Choice – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 8-7-2013

August 7, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

 

  • President Barack Obama told Jay Leno the United States is not overreacting by closing some U.S. embassies for a week, saying “The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately.” Source: Weekly Standard…

 

  • In an uphill battle fought partly in court and partly in the neighborhoods of Detroit, former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan heads for a showdown in November with Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon as both seasoned political figures vie to become the next mayor of Detroit. Duggan trounced Napoleon, his Teamsters-backed opponent, garnering nearly 50,000 write-in votes to Napoleon’s 28,352 in Tuesday’s mayoral primary.  Source: Detroit Free Press…

 

  • Conde Nast Traveler magazine selected its 10 friendliest and 10 unfriendliest cities in the U.S. for this year and placed Branson, Mo., at the top of the smiley-face list — and Newark, N.J., as No. 1 on the opposite extreme as the most unfriendly city in the entire Nation. Source: Newark Patch…

 

  • According to local reports, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene headquarters, which cost taxpayers $316 million, is overrun by bed bugs. The building is 21 floors, and five of those are home to a bed bug infestation. Source: Breitbart…

 

  • State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told Matt Lee of The Associated Press Tuesday that the United States had “determined that we do not need to make a determination” over whether the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt was a coup. Source: Free Beacon…

 

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