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A group of journalists on board the flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in May plan to sue Israel for violating international law, never returning their equipment, using their credit cards, among other things.
Yahoo: Yes, Levi and Bristol Palin getting married, Mom only finding out now. Andy Borowitz: "Bristol Palin didn’t know how to tell her mom she was engaged. But then she tried one-syllable words."
TPM: GOPers to the unemployed: Get a job already! What’s holding you up? More from TPM: Denver Post claims Colorado Republican Scott McInnis had another plagiarism incident stating that there are "sticking similarities" between a story from McInnis and one from the Washington Post.
BP has delayed their well integrity test on the new sealing cap that was recently placed on the gushing oil, with some claiming they fear a horrific rupture. "Yesterday was not my best day on forecasting," says Kent Wells, senior vice president…. An art collective called Culture Beyond Oil decided to pour molasses around a statue at the British Museum in London to protest its involvement with BP.
The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee is trying to back Senate Republican candidates into a well-planned, political corner by pushing them to state whether or not they would repeal the proposed financial regulatory reform law, which the Senate is set to pass this week.
See my new piece here on 65th anniversary of the birth of the Nuclear Age with the Trinity test — and the cover-ups that followed.
The comments Paul McCartney made about President Bush during his White House concert last month (including, "After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is") will not be aired in the PBS special July 28.
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for to lead the Office of Management and Budget, served as chief operating officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments in 2008, a unit that profited off the housing collapse and financial crisis by "investing in a hedge fund king who correctly predicted the eventual subprime meltdown and now finds himself involved in the center of the U.S. government’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs."