- A bomb planted by the Taliban destroyed 22 NATO tankers en route to coalition forces in northern Afghanistan.
- The United Nations is set to a vote on another Syria resolution as early as today, though it doesn’t look like Russia will drop its objections. Syria's defense minister, meanwhile, was killed in a suicide bombing this morning, according to the state media. Assad's brother-in-law, a feared deputy defense minister, was also killed.
- A district court judge ruled against seven attorneys general suing to block a federal requirement employer coverage include contraceptives, certain sterilization procedures and abortion-inducing drugs. The judge said the plaintiffs could not show “immediate harm,” (because the feds delayed when the requirement comes into effect) and so didn’t have standing to sue.
- A laid off steelworker hired for an anti-Romney ad by Priorities USA called President Obama a jerk and a panty waist. He also called Romney an asshole. The life-long Democrat says he won’t be voting for the first time since 1971 because he’s lost faith in politicians. Probably shouldn’t have had any faith in them the first place. At least he got paid!
- Chuck Schumer parroted George Bush's "limits to freedom," saying in a speech on the Senate floor that there were limits to the freedoms of the First Amendment and that not restricting political speech via campaign finance laws was “just so wrong.”
- Jim DeMint says he has enough votes in the Senate to sink the treaty of the Law of the Sea, signed in 1994 but not yet ratified by the Senate. John Kerry disagrees.
- An Iranian vice president blamed the West for a drought in the southern part of the country, calling it part of a “soft war.” Should we blame the Midwestern drought on the Mideast?
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