Following his lewd photo scandal and pressure from fellow Democratic congressmen, Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress, saying, “Today, I am announcing my resignation from Congress, so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly, that my wife and I can continue to deal with the damage I have caused.”
Cheers and heckling were heard throughout the room.
In the first day of defense testimony in the Casey Anthony trial, two forensics experts were called to the stand to talk about evidence collected at the crime scene, including the tape found on Caylee’s skull which one expert claims was contaminated by a lab technician. Greta Van Susteren joined Shep to comment on the latest in the case saying, “The defense is taking everything and throwing it against the wall.”
Greta also weighed in on whether she believes the defense will call Casey Anthony to the stand. While Greta says that the team probably has a good idea already whether she’ll testify or not, the defendant is usually the last to testify. If she were involved, Greta would keep Casey off the stand saying, “I suspect that she’s the world’s worst witness.”
At Monday’s GOP debate, Ron Paul compared the United States to a Keynesian bubble and John Stossel explains that that bubble is what the stimulus was based on and “agrees” with it. Ron Paul stated that “you have to let the market clear before it can get better,” Stossel explains Paul’s plan and tells Bill O’Reilly that he thinks that “he is right about everything, almost everything.”
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Nov. 10, 2001: Usama bin Laden sits with his adviser and purported successor Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the Al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in an image supplied by the respected Dawn newspaper.
:: Al Qaeda Says Al-Zawahiri Has Succeeded Bin Laden ::
CAIRO — Usama bin Laden’s longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri has taken control of Al Qaeda, the group said Thursday, a widely anticipated move that comes at a time the terror network is struggling for relevance amid a wave of Arab uprisings that has threatened to upstage it.
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Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed
A fire in Nebraska’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant briefly knocked out the cooling process for spent nuclear fuel rods, ProPublica reports. The fire occurred on June 7th.
Lunch Line Fingerprint Scans Violating Kids’ Privacy?
One mom from Spokane, WA, Kiondra Bullock, spoke with Gretchen Carlson this morning about her concerns regarding fingerprint scans being implemented in cafeterias in one school district. The reasoning behind the new policy is a speedier lunch line — one that can serve 18 students in one minute as opposed to only eight to ten students.
However, Bullock says that her worries lie in the lack of information the schools provided parents prior to the implementation and just how those finger scans could be used in the future … and by whom.
:: School Surveys 7th-Graders on Oral Sex ::
A middle school in Massachusetts is under fire for requiring children to complete a graphic sex survey — without parental knowledge or consent — that included questions about sexual partners and oral sex.
The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization, filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education against the Fitchburg School Committee. They are representing the two middle school-aged daughters of Arlene Tessitore.
A QUESTION OF ELIGIBILITY
Ex-CIA: ‘Forged document’ released as birth certificate Gen. Paul Vallely: Congress afraid to probe ‘possible felony’ over fears of ‘black backlash’
US Warships Moved To Syrian Coast — Image: Wikipedia Commons
Military intervention nears even as Obama administration prepares to launch full ground war in Libya. Even as the Obama administration prepares to launch a full ground war in Libya while expanding its drone attacks inside Yemen and Pakistan, US warships are being moved towards the Mediterrenean coast of Syria, precisely in line with forecasts that the Bilderberg Group intended to launch a massive new war in the Middle East, with Syria being its prime target.
~ I leave you with an Angel’s voice…
Jackie Evancho Performs ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’
She started on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ and now she’s outselling Lady Gaga in tickets! Singer Jackie Evancho discovered her amazing voice when she was 8-years-old and is currently doing business with Simon Cowell. Listen to Jackie perform ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ for the Fox and Friends team … one member gets emotional as she sings her little heart out.
~ Click image for Sneak Peek , watch while I locate the ventriloquist…
WASHINGTON – Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House in the wake of revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.
The news comes as Democratic leaders prepared to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness.
Police are releasing new images of missing Indiana University Lauren Spierer in an attempt to get more information on her whereabouts. The photos are from surveillance video showing Spierer hours before her disappearance, as well as the suspicious vehicle spotted near where she was last seen.
The bright midsummer full moon has all-but disappeared into darkness around much of the world – with the longest lunar eclipse in a decade now underway. RT filmed some stunning footage of eclipse in Moscow.