Rep. Todd Akin will not drop his Senate challenge in Missouri because of his rape pregnancy comments, so it's time for another politician to say something breathtakingly stupid for the next news cycle.
- Julian Assange's new BFF President Rafael Correa is no fan of press freedoms in Ecuador. Media outlets critical of the president have been shut down. Wonder what might happen if WikiLeaks digs up something embarrassing to the president? Meanwhile, hackers are attacking UK government websites in support of Assange.
- That absurd Olympic display was apparently an attempt at advertising. The British government is looking to sell the National Health Service "brand" abroad and expand their services.
- A research company estimates that an attack on Iran would cost Israel $41.4 billion.
- Rumors have it Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad might be willing to resign to end the 17-month-long civil war that has killed tens of thousands.
- The World Russian People's Council says people defending Pussy Riot are the ones who are intolerant. They've learned a lot from the West, haven't they?
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