ron paul for president 2.0
from time: Kissing babies, stumping on the campaign tour and meeting with the local supporters all seems so... well 1.0. Texas Congressman and libertarian Dr. Ron Paul represents the new 2.0 candidate, with his success recruiting supporters through new social media channels. But Congressman Paul's online supporters may run far afield from the typical campaign supporter.
putin dissolves russian government
from ap: President Vladimir Putin has dissolved the Russian government on the request of the prime minister, the Kremlin said Wednesday, a major political shakeup that comes less than three months before crucial parliamentary elections.
from bbc: Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the resignation of PM Mikhail Fradkov and nominated a financial crime investigator to replace him. Viktor Zubkov, head of the federal financial monitoring service, is a relative unknown in Russian politics.
russia tests superstrength bomb, military says
from reuters: Russia has tested the world's most powerful vacuum bomb, which unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast, the military said on Tuesday, dubbing it the "father of all bombs". The bomb is the latest in a series of new Russian weapons and policy moves as President Vladimir Putin tries to reassert Moscow's role on the international stage.
fidel castro says US fooled world over 9/11
from reuters: Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the world about 9/11, echoing conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago.
In an essay read by a Cuban television presenter on Tuesday night, Castro said the Pentagon was hit by a rocket, not a plane, because no traces were found of its passengers.
do you believe bush's actions justify impeachment?
from msnbc: 89% - Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.
the talk of tokyo: japan's abe resigns
from abc: News this week that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will resign has sent his ruling Liberal Democratic Party into a state of confusion, and taken most Japanese by surprise. Abe's tenure has been wracked by scandal and by the controversy over the country's support of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Abe is now hospitalized, suffering from exhaustion, one day after announcing his resignation. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold an election to choose Abe's successor Sept. 23.