In the News: Monday, May 25th, 2009

Pull up a chair and get your java on, although beware of bombs. In this morning's headlines, somebody REALLY does not like Starbucks, North Korea detonates another nuclear firecracker, Colin Powell fires back at Limbaugh and Cheney, and Ahmadinejad wants to debate Obama at the United Nations.

Manhattan Starbucks Hit by Small Blast

ABC News-A bomb blast outside a Starbucks coffee shop rattled the early morning Memorial Day quiet of Manhattan's Upper East Side today, shattering windows and triggering the evacuation of 25 apartments.

The coffee shop was closed when the bomb erupted at 3:25 a.m., and there were no reported injuries. read more...


North Korea condemned over nuclear test

The Telegraph-North Korea has threatened "international peace" the President Barack Obama has said, after the rogue state tested a second nuclear device, drawing condemnation from across the world and prompting an emergency session of the UN Security Council.

"These actions, while not a surprise given its statements and actions to date, are a matter of grave concern to all nations," Mr Obama said in a written statement, adding that the test warranted international action against Pyongyang. read more...
Kim Jong Il better be careful or he might get another strongly worded letter from the UN.


Colin Powell fires back at Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney

The Politico-In the latest round of the increasingly heated intra-GOP feud, former Secretary of State Colin Powell Sunday defended his Republican credentials and fired back at radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Vice President Dick Cheney, saying the party had to expand beyond its conservative base.

“Rush will not get his wish and Mr. Cheney was misinformed – I am still a Republican,” Powell said in a much-anticipated interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” two weeks after Cheney suggested on the same show that the retired general had left the party by endorsing Barack Obama last fall. read more...

There is no Rush to be a Dick, Colin, calm down for Chirstsakes.


Iran's Ahmadinejad wants to debate Obama at UN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling for a face-to-face debate with his American counterpart Barack Obama at the United Nations.

The offer by Ahmadinejad came at news conference Monday as he steps up his campaign for his re-election in the June 12 presidential vote.

If returned to office, Ahmadinejad says he wants to meet Obama during the U.N. General Assembly in September to debate "world issues and the way toward peace."

Ahmadinejad is in a four-way race against a fellow hard-liner and two pro-reform candidates. read more...


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