The Twitter account of the Associated Press was hacked Tuesday afternoon and quickly suspended; but not before the hackers tweeted a breaking news message that President Obama was injured in an explosion at the White House. News of the fake tweet quickly spread and is believed to have contributed to a short, and sharp, drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Over the weekend, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite – yes bite – Chelsea defender Branislave Ivanovic while the pair were engaged in front of the goal mouth. Needless to say, that’s not exactly normal soccer behavior. His punishment has yet to be announced; but I think it’s safe to say a suspensions is surely in his future. But there is an upside to all of this for the controversial striker. He’s picked up a new Twitter follower – yes, you guessed it. Iron Mike Tyson.
According to the Boston Globe, the massive police event in Watertown has led to the capture of one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Massive Police Operation in Boston Area; Police Officer Killed at MIT; FBI on Scene in Watertown; Reports of Explosions
The FBI revealed photos and video of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects Thursday afternoon in a plea for help from the American public to help identify the two individuals thought to have played a role in the bombing. FBI lead investigator, Richard DesLauriers, unveiled photos and video of two men carrying backpacks in close proximity to the crime scenes. He went on to say that suspect number two – the one in the white hat was seen placing what they believe to be a bomb at the scene.
I’ve shared music from these guys before over at GOPTN, but I figured it was time to bring Walker McGuire here as well. It’s been one hell of a week in the news world, so I’m thinking a little music may be just the remedy for the reallyfrigginawful midweek news clusterfark blues. This was their first radio appearance – with Big D and Bubba. That’s country radio, folks. And this is country music at its best.
The push for new gun control measures took a major hit Wednesday when a “compromise” background check proposal failed to attract the 60 votes necessary to clear a filibuster hurdle in the Democrat-controlled Senate. I emphasize “Democrat-controlled Senate” in both the heading and the first line here for good reason. When gun control advocates begin to chastise Republicans for refusing to get behind these proposals, it should be known that Democrats in the Senate failed to muster enough support to bring this proposal to a vote – even with GOP Senators McCain, Collins, Kirk, and co-sponsor Toomey voting YES.