That was the one-word diss by an aide to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who was asked by the Washington Post's Greg Sargeant to respond to a comment by Rick Santorum, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, to the effect that McCain "doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works."
One of my favorite foods of all time is the sancocho. It's a delicious stew with variations across Latin America, made of a melee of ingredients — vegetables, different types of meat, sometimes fish. Rich, nutritious and flavorful, sancocho is the ultimate comfort food, also known for healing properties after a night of too much parranda (partying).
Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, says Syrian security troops have made mistakes in the past several weeks as officers crush a civilian uprising, according to AP, which obtained the comments from the Syrian al-Watan newspaper.
The UN estimates at least 850 people have died in the bloody crackdown against those protesting the Assad government and thousands of others have been arrested, many without charge.
Praising Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, the Republican Governors Association issued a statement Tuesday in support of the GOP nominee that blasted Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and President Barack Obama. Williams beat Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw in the May 17 primary with 48 percent of the vote, but lost to both challengers in the state’s most populous counties.
An area of rundown, vacant houses in Richmond faces a radical makeover. Mayor Jim Barnes Wednesday announced a plan to transform the Tipton Court neighborhood. “It’s dilapidated housing. And what we’re doing is we’re tearing up those houses, there’s like six or seven houses that are in bad shape,” said Barnes.
You just knew someone was going to see the obvious Twitter possibilities in the news that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), he of the John Ensign sex scandal, was leaving the bipartisan "gang of six" group of senators trying to achieve a grand bargain to narrow the nation's deficits and debt.