Yikes! Presidential Seal Falls From Podium During Obama Speech

WASHINGTON (AP) – The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama‘s podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women’s conference.

The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. “All of you know who I am,” he quipped.

Obama told the audience that somebody in the back was really nervous, referring to the staffer who hung the seal on the front of the lectern so precariously.

The seal fell about halfway through the president‘s remarks to Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women Summit” Tuesday at Carnegie Mellon Auditorium in Washington.


$162 million in stimulus funds not disclosed

USA Today
WASHINGTON — Recovery.gov promised transparency on how the government spends every dollar of stimulus money, but there’s $162 million the website doesn’t disclose.

Recipients of 352 federal stimulus contracts, grants and loans have failed to report how they spent the money, the status of their projects or how many jobs were funded, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Despite orders from the White House to crack down, enforcement is spotty.

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Clinton: Mosque Should Be Dedicated To Muslims Killed On 9-11

(Cairo, Egypt)  —  Former President Bill Clinton has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a mosque and Islamic community center set to be built blocks from Ground Zero in New York.

Speaking yesterday in Cairo, Egypt, Clinton said the mosque should be dedicated to the 60 Muslims who were killed in the 9-11 attacks.
Clinton also told the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo that if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were to finally be solved, much of the motivation for terrorism around the world would come to an end.

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