Sunday, June 19, 2011

Short Takes

Eight NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan.

The New York Times says the White House is considering a faster pull-out from Afghanistan.

NATO air strikes accidentally hit Libyan rebels again.

Wildfires cause the evacuation of Luna, New Mexico.

Playing a round — President Obama and Speaker Boehner beat Vice President Biden and Ohio Gov. Kasich in the fabled “golf summit.”

An Obama impersonator was yanked off the stage at the Republican right-wing convention; they were fine with his racist and anti-gay jokes, but when he went after Michele Bachmann, he got the hook.

Carlos Gimenez has a lead in the polls for Miami-Dade mayor.

R.I.P. Clarence Clemmons, sax player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

The Tigers lost to the Rockies.