Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday's Top News: As Kofi Annan Arrives to Mediate, Syria's Assad Regime is Far From Beaten

Today's Top Stories

As Kofi Annan Arrives to Mediate, Syria's Assad Regime is Far From Beaten

By Tony Karon

Next week's headlines are more likely to be filled with grim accounts of a regime assault on the city of Idlib, where Assad's forces are reportedly massing to repeat the brutal pummeling

Scandal Clouds the Rise of a Chinese Political Star

The high-profile Chinese politician whose rise has been damaged by a scandal involving a key deputy, spoke at a press conference Friday in Beijing and denied that he had offered to resign or is himself under investigation

Improving Economy Shifts Election Burden to GOP

By Adam Sorensen

While stopping a recession from becoming a depression, reinforcing health care infrastructure, or thwarting domestic terror plots might sound good, they don't lend themselves easily to a re-election message.

Why Pat Robertson Wants to Legalize Marijuana

By John Cloud

Pat Robertson wants to decriminalize the use of marijuana. Here's why.

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By Michael Scherer

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a potential Republican vice presidential nominee and booster of Mitt Romney, greeted President Obama on a airport tarmac Friday with a golf glove in hand. “I thought that it would be an appropriate gift,” McDonnell told reporters after the encounter. “He was very impressed that I knew he was wore a [...]

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Allen Stanford and Other Financial Schemers: Top 10 Swindlers

On March 6, Allen Stanford was found guilty of running a massive Ponzi scheme that bilked some 30,000 investors out of more than $7 billion. TIME takes a look at other financial schemers through the years

Quotes of the Day

"There is no reason to continue spending money on a dying sport."
general manager at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs casino complex. Greyhound track owners in several states are seeking changes in the law that would allow them to cut races or shut down their tracks, while keeping their lucrative gambling operations.


Amazing Photos of the Sun

A solar storm comprised of charged particles from a recent solar flare that occurred on March 6, 2012 will hit the Earth

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