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Republican Platform Approved By GOP In Tampa

via Philip Elliot and Alan Fram, The Huffington Post Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by warning that while the American … Continue reading

Kim Jong Un Takes The World’s Worst Job

via Jennifer Lind, Foreign Affairs Pity Kim Jong Un. In one day, he lost his father and inherited the worst job in the world. Yes, pity is far more appropriately bestowed on the millions of victims of his scurrilous family (think just of the one to two million North Koreans who perished during the famine … Continue reading

North Korea Portrays Son As Firmly In Charge

via Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times The leadership of North Korea moved swiftly on Wednesday to portray Kim Jong-un, thrust into the international spotlight after the death of his father, as the country’s unchallenged ruler. With the military’s allegiance a central question to the new leader’s success in consolidating power, North Korean television showed senior military leaders … Continue reading

President Obama Closely Monitoring Developments In North Korea After Death Of Kim Jong Il

via Rafael Wober, AP, ABC News North Koreans marched by the thousands Monday to their capital’s landmarks to mourn Kim Jong Il, many crying uncontrollably and flailing their arms in grief over the death of their “Dear Leader.” North Korean state media proclaimed his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, a “Great Successor,” while a vigilant … Continue reading

Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s ‘Dear Leader’ Dictator, Dead At 70

via Bill Austin, Bloomberg Kim Jong Il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died, Yonhap News reported. He was 70. The news came in a radio broadcast at noon local time, Yonhap reported, citing North Korea’s official media. Kim probably had a stroke in … Continue reading

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