Archive for July, 2011

July 24, 2011

Boehner seeks debt-ceiling solution before Asian markets open (via CNN Political Ticker)

WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Speaker John Boehner wants to come up with a solution to the nation's debt-ceiling crisis in the next 24 hours to head off a negative reaction in Asian markets, a Republican aide said Saturday. Boehner stated this goal in a Saturday-afternoon conference call with House Republicans, just hours after he and other congressional leaders met with President Barack Obama in the White House. That conference call also came a day … Read More

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July 9, 2011

Former first lady Betty Ford dies at the age of 93 (via CNN Political Ticker)

(CNN) — Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Ford died Friday evening with family at her bedside, according to a family member. … Read More

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July 5, 2011

Poll: Obama still holds majority of Jewish support (via CNN Political Ticker)

(CNN) — Despite recent media reports on growing tension between President Barack Obama and his Jewish supporters, a new Gallup poll Tuesday indicates a majority of Jewish Americans still approve of the president. Gallup found no major shift in the group's view toward Obama since the president's May Mideast speech, when he said an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement should include a return to Israel's 1967 borders with mutually agreed upon land s … Read More

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July 4, 2011

The WNBA Makes History: Meet Laurel Richie (via CNN Newsroom)

The WNBA celebrates its 15th season under the new direction of Laurel Richie, the first African-American ever to run a professional sports league. As a previous outsider to the world of basketball, Richie believes she brings a fan perspective, as well as over two decades of experience in marketing, advertising, and corporate management. CNN’s Don Lemon spoke with Laurel Richie about her experiences as president of the WNBA and what makes the wome … Read More

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July 3, 2011

WikiLeaks Intends To Sue Visa And MasterCard For Blocking Payment (via TechCrunch)

WikiLeaks Intends To Sue Visa And MasterCard For Blocking Payment WikiLeaks and its credit card processing partner Datacell have just announced their intent to file suit in the EU against credit card companies Visa and Mastercard for blocking donations to the service last year. In early December the two payments companies cut off all payments to the relatively quiet as of late organization, with Mastercard citing that its “rules prohibit customers from directly or indirectly engaging in or facilitating any acti … Read More

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