President Obama has raised $155 million for both his campaign and for the Democratic National Committee. That's way more than all the Republican candidates have raised, combined.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Last winter – with its droughts, tornado outbreaks, heavy snows, and floods – was a tough one in different ways for millions of people. Be prepared for more of the same this year.
8.30am - French Aircraft attack the convoy in which Gaddafi is travelling at a roundabout two miles west of Sirte. 15 armed pick-up trucks are destroyed in the attack. A wounded Gaddafi, accompanied by a handful of loyal men seeks refuge in a nearby storm drain. NTC forces initially fire anti-airctraft guns before moving in on foot.
11.05am - NTC forces announce that the last remaining areas of Sirte have been captured and that fighters are searching homes and buildings looking for any remaning Gadhafi loyalists.
2.00pm - After a fire fight Gaddafi is discovered cowering in the storm drain.
2.30pm - A local man tells Reuters news agency he saw Gaddafi shot in the abdomen with a 9mm pistol
2.45pm - A pro-Gaddafi TV website denies that the former Libyan leader has been captured
2.56pm - Reuters report Gaddafi has died of wounds sustained during his capture
3.00pm - Celebrations across Libya at the news of Gaddafi's capture
3.44pm : Mobile phone image is released of a man who appears to be Gadadfi wearing blood soaked clothing with blood on his face
4:02pm - Al-Jazeera TV is airing shaky footage of a man resembling Gaddafi lying dead or badly wounded, bleeding from the head and stripped to the waist as fighters roll him over on the pavement.
4.31pm - AFP reports that Gaddafi's son Mutassim has been found dead in Sirte.
4.30pm - Libya's acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril appears on television to confirm the news that Gaddafi is dead.
4.56pm - Video appears of fighters brandishing a gold-plated handgun said to have been taken from Gaddafi
4.59pm - Al-Jazeera shows video of Gaddafi's body being dragged along the ground
5.25pm - Reports come in that Gaddafi's body has arrived in Misrata.
6.00pm - Reuters reports that according to an NTC commander Gaddafi's son has been killed
7.50 pm - Al Jazeera announces it has received unconfirmed reports that Gaddafi's son Saif is dead
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051361/Gaddafi-dead-Dictator-begged-life-summarily-executed.html#ixzz1bNXAcZmg
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz1bNROoKZZ
"As we saw with the Representative Giffords shooting, we now know the Obama Rule: Anytime the president sermonizes about civility and the need to curb partisan rhetoric, this is a telltale sign that in a few days a savage partisan attack will surely follow."
What came to be known as Occupy Wall Street began several blocks from Wall Street itself, in Zuccotti Park, in downtown Manhattan. I spent a morning in Zuccotti Park this week. Let's put it this way: I'd make a contribution to the Democratic House re-election committee to see Mrs. Pelosi lead the austere Steny Hoyer and a delegation of her House colleagues through Zuccotti Park. Spontaneity? Most of the people living atop the park's pavement are virtually catatonic.
A conventional wisdom has taken hold that somewhere deep inside the Middle Earth of Occupy Wall Street there is supposed to be a serious cry for jobs. Maybe at an OWS demo in Detroit. But not in Zuccotti Park.
Spread across a city block, the park's people have settled into a barely moving mass of down-market grunge "occupying" a marijuana oasis. Compared to this group, Mark Rudd and the Columbia University sit-ins of 1968 were Periclean Athens.