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December 31, 2013
16:05 // 3 months ago
November 9, 2013
I can tell you, without any exaggeration, we not only narrowed differences but we made significant progress. There’s no question in my mind that we are closer now.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry • Speaking on the status of negotiations with the Iranian government, aimed at preventing them from creating a nuclear weapon (Iran maintains their nuclear program is for civilian purposes). The talks went on for three days. and according to Kerry, they were encouraging, but the sides, representing Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom) and Germany ended their rendezvous in Geneva tonight with no deal in place. Negotiations are planned to resume November 20th. France, according to Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, is opposed to the current nature of a proposed deal, which he termed a “fool’s deal” — similar opposition to that voiced by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. source
20:46 // 5 months ago
February 23, 2013
This is the final phase of the process since it is in that massif [the Ifoghas mountains] that AQIM forces have probably regrouped. Our Chadian friends launched an attack yesterday which was very harsh with significant loss of life. I want to praise what the Chadians are doing.
French President Francois Hollande • Speaking on his nation’s military collaboration, along with African forces, against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a militant group in Mali now waging a weakening insurgency in the country’s far north. The group had claimed control of broad swaths of northern Mali in 2012, causing the government to request international military help, which Hollande and France (Mali was a French colony until 1960) have provided in the form of 4,000 soldiers deployed. And lest you think there’s a military operation of this sort the United States isn’t involved in, predator drones have been offered to the effort as well, which U.S. officials claim will be used to glean deployment information. source
20:29 // 1 year ago
December 11, 2012
Obviously, with [this] recognition comes responsibilities. To make sure that they organise themselves effectively, that they are representative of all the parties, [and] that they commit themselves to a political transition that respects women’s rights and minority rights.
President Obama • Announcing, in a critical geopolitical development today, that the U.S. now recognizes the Syrian rebellion as the “legitimate representative” of the people. This is a move that’s been speculated about for a long while — it also brings into focus an announcement earlier today that a part of the rebellion’s coalition, Jabhat al-Nusra, had been designated a terrorist group by the administration. Obviously, such a designation had to be made in advance of granting this recognition to the greater body of the opposition. source
20:06 // 1 year ago
December 8, 2012
thedailywhat:

This is What the United States Looks Like at Nighttime

Here’s the latest view of the United States at nighttime captured by NASA’s Suomi NPP satelliteand revealed at the American Geophysical Union conference earlier this week on Wednesday, December 5.


This is a cool and striking photo, though as nighttime satellite shots are concerned, this is still our #1.

thedailywhat:

This is What the United States Looks Like at Nighttime

This is a cool and striking photo, though as nighttime satellite shots are concerned, this is still our #1.

21:32 // 1 year ago
November 29, 2012
nycgov:

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg visited Washington DC joined by Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to ask for fiscal help from the federal government for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
In New York City, the public and private losses caused by Hurricane Sandy, which were not covered by private insurance come to $15.2 billion.  New York City’s recovery is vital to America’s continued economic recovery and growth.
Read the Mayor’s remarks delivered yesterday at the U.S Capitol Building at http://on.nyc.gov/UdLnVc.

Highlight from the remarks: "We haven’t waited for the help that we hope to get from Washington to come, but given the scale and the impact of the storm, Federal assistance is clearly warranted."

nycgov:

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg visited Washington DC joined by Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to ask for fiscal help from the federal government for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

In New York City, the public and private losses caused by Hurricane Sandy, which were not covered by private insurance come to $15.2 billion.  New York City’s recovery is vital to America’s continued economic recovery and growth.

Read the Mayor’s remarks delivered yesterday at the U.S Capitol Building at http://on.nyc.gov/UdLnVc.

Highlight from the remarks: "We haven’t waited for the help that we hope to get from Washington to come, but given the scale and the impact of the storm, Federal assistance is clearly warranted."

9:04 // 1 year ago
October 6, 2012
The extraditions of Abu Hamza, Bary and Fawwaz are a major milestone in our effort to see these alleged high-level terrorists face American justice.
Mary Gallagin, acting deputy head of the FBI • Speaking on court appearances and pending US trials for Abu Hamza, Adel Abdul Bary, and Khaled al-Fawwaz, three alleged terrorists sent from the UK to face a courtroom in New York today. The U.S. attempted to extradite Hamza back in 2004, relating to alleged hostage-taking in Yemen, and the British government tried and convicted him over solicitation of murder in 2006. source
16:16 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2012
manicchill:

Montana’s Highest Court Rebukes Citizens United Ruling
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock may have become the most, and simultaneously the least, popular person in America. In a stunning 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Montana rebuked the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling. [more]

To be clear, this decision only applies to the state of Montana, not the country. But it’s still a quite notable decision, as it could define how the Citizens United ruling is interpreted at the state level. Read more at Manic, Chill.

manicchill:

Montana’s Highest Court Rebukes Citizens United Ruling

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock may have become the most, and simultaneously the least, popular person in America. In a stunning 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Montana rebuked the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling. [more]

To be clear, this decision only applies to the state of Montana, not the country. But it’s still a quite notable decision, as it could define how the Citizens United ruling is interpreted at the state level. Read more at Manic, Chill.

(via manicchill)

18:11 // 2 years ago
June 19, 2011
18:07 // 2 years ago