India successfully tested an intercontinental missile.
A pornographic image was displayed repeatedly in the middle of a debate in the Thai parliament, shocking the entire Lower House.
Osama bin Laden’s youngest widow wants to live in Britain and see the queen.
The Tea Party goes to Japan.
An Iranian diplomat was nearly lynched by parents in Brazil after he was caught molesting two girls. Iran blamed the incident on “a misunderstanding resulting from differences in cultural behaviour.”
An Amnesty International campaign featuring a cake of Fidel Castro has people wanting the recipe.
South Korea unveiled new cruise missiles that can hit any target in North Korea, and warned Pyongyang it would immediately retaliate against any provocation.
North Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman is refusing to resign under the weight of a political controversy involving allegations of sexual harassment and a secret settlement agreement with a former staffer.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats to ratify an amendment to the Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.
The beard and politics.
Mitt Romney blamed the closing of a factory on Barack Obama’s policies. The factory closed under the Bush administration in 2008.
The Alabama alcoholic beverage control agency said it banned the sale of Dirty Bastard beer in the state because of the profanity on its label.
An Oklahoma “personhood” bill died in the legislature after Republicans learned it might lead to bans on contraceptives and in vitro fertilizations.
As a contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination, is this a Freudian slip by Florida Senator Marco Rubio? “If in four to five years, if I do a good job as vice president—I’m sorry, as senator—I’ll have the chance to do all sorts of things.
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer: I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”
Michele Bachmann: “This is just about waving a tar baby in the air. The president is a complete and utter fraud and a hypocrite on this issue, with all due respect,” she said, referring to the president’s energy policy.
Barack Obama sat in the bus that Rosa Parks jumpstarted the civil rights movement.