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Front Page: Japan Confirms New PM, Poll Finds 18 Percent Undecided, Bailout Shockwaves

  • Japan Confirms New PM:
    Conservative Catholic Taro Aso became Japan's new Prime Minister today with promises to revive Japan's economy and keep the country vigilant in the fight on global terror. The 68-year-old former Olympic skeet-shooter said, "The mission is not for Afghanistan, the US or for Pakistan, but it's a responsibility as a member of the international community to fight against terrorism. We must continue the mission by all means."
  • Poll Finds 18 Percent Undecided:
    A new AP/Yahoo poll finds that 18 percent of likely voters are still undecided or willing to change their minds, now just five weeks before casting ballots. The economy was the biggest issue to most respondents and the indecision stems from not knowing which candidate will help the situation most.

  • Bailout Shockwaves:
    After five hours of testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee, the details of the $700 billion bailout plan "did not abate the growing discontent,” according to one House Republican who opposes the plan. George W. Bush expressed extreme confidence that the "discontent" will be resolved and said, "I am confident when it's all said and done, that there will be a robust plan." However, former President Jimmy Carter called the plan "faulty," amid news that the FBI has begun a fraud investigation into the four major financial firms involved in the current financial crisis.

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Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
OOps, when I copied I copied too much on that post. Sorry everyone, the story itself is at the very bottom.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
Okay, so I'm reading the AP and found this article. Kinda scary and makes me wonder why it's the only place I've seen it. Gun later found in man's car; no threat was made Video: Crime & courts More video New documents out on tot’s mom Sept. 24: Newly released documents show Casey Anthony’s text messages and e-mail conversations in the weeks prior to the disappearance of her daughter Caylee. Judge Jeanine Pirro gives insight on the case. 40-mile police chase 'King of Spam' going to jail Prosecutor: Student love triangle shooting no accident Hear teacher's 911 call Related stories What’s this? Man Charged, Gun Found In Car Near Obama Home Race questions cast doubt on presidential polls Obama faces new criticism on abortion Police Arrest Possibly Drunken Man Celebrating Obama Police: Man Attempts To Abduct Two Girls Most popular • Most viewed • Top rated • Most e-mailed Top 20 Beer Drinking Countries Economic fears give Obama a clear lead in poll Bernanke: Financial crisis could hurt economy Wake up! 8 breakfast foods to avoid Pony-size pig holds woman captive, sent to stud Most viewed on msnbc.com For man cut nearly in two by train, ‘life is good’ Passers-by were ‘angels’ when girl, 6, lost hand FBI probes major firms at center of meltdown When did people first come to North America? Lives altered in and outside L.A. train collision Most viewed on msnbc.com Pony-size pig holds woman captive, sent to stud Economic fears give Obama a clear lead in poll Italian police: 'Da Vinci Code' inspired stabbing Designer offers 5 ways to help tame kids’ clutter 5 Lies About Paulson’s Plan Most viewed on msnbc.com updated 3:06 p.m. PT, Tues., Sept. 23, 2008 CHICAGO - Officers arrested a man who approached security barriers around presidential candidate Barack Obama's home Tuesday and later found a gun in his car, Chicago police said. The man wasn't armed when he was arrested as he approached the barriers, posted with no-access signs, around the home on the city's South Side, said police spokesman Daniel O'Brien. But police say they later searched his nearby car and found the gun. The man's name hasn't been released because he wasn't immediately charged. Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley earlier said the man appeared to be intoxicated. The man didn't say or do anything threatening and never breached the outer security perimeter, Wiley said. Wiley wouldn't say if Obama was home at the time.
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
the bailout can hurt. it gives too much power to the executive branch.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i hope that the new PM in Japan will be in the people's favor now and that they can see some changes happen in the country. it seems like he knows the issues and wants to breathe new life into the economy which is defnitely something that they could benefit from. why am i not surprised about the latest polls. i think that we just don't know who stands for what anymore and it's turning into more of a character debate than a political thing and that's just frustrating to people who are on the fence. well - i don't think that this bailout is going to make everyone believe in the system again, but i think that it can't hurt. i do think that it's a good idea for the FBI to look into fraud allegations since there's no way that things are all kosher with so many bankruptcies so close together. hopefully we'll see a change happen and that the economy will start to rebound a bit.
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
the bailout is criminal.
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