In the announcement that the U.S.Treasury was likely to make a profit selling its stock in Citigroup, much was made about the great returns that sale would generate, and very little was said about how it all happened in the first place.
For most of us, the mention of Girl Scouts evokes images of innocent, fresh-faced girls selling cookies, singing around campfires, enjoying arts and crafts, and doing good deeds. Alas, such idealistic reminiscences may be doomed artifacts of a bye-gone era, if the women in charge of Girl Scouts, USA have their way.
Florida’s U.S. Senate race indicates less competition between Democrats and Republicans and more rivalry between the two Republican contenders, Governor Charlie Crist and former State House Speaker Marco Rubio.
Voice of America reported on March 29 that President Barack Obama had returned to Washington from a brief, unannounced trip to Afghanistan, during which he pressed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to crack down on corruption and make his government more effective.
“Side-stepping Senate confirmation,” declared the New York Times. “This is going to make problems worse,” exclaimed Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). “What this is going to do is cause the election of a lot more Republicans ... in November who are determined to come in and provide some checks and balances in Washington to stop the overreaching of the government,” hollered Lamar Alexander, (R-Tenn.).