Saturday, May 16, 2009


*After celebrating Mother's Day Sunday, on Monday the United States Post office raised the cost of stamps from 41 to 44 cents. However the Forever Stamp (featuring the Liberty Bell) is good no matter what the postal rate.
*In a surprising move, after shunning public speaking for most of his time in office, former Vice President Dick Chenney is now quite vocal. Of late, defending the Bush administration's policies towards terrorists post 9-11.
*The United States Mint is issuing four different designs throughout the course of this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln penny, and coincidentally the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth this year.
*President Barack Obama is hoping Congress will approve his nomination of Republican Jon Huntsman, Junior; currently the Governor of Utah, as the next United States Ambassador to China. Pundits are still wondering who Obama will nominate to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
*In Sports, after hitting a single during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night, Philadelphia Phillie Jayson Werth stole second, and then third base safely, before stealing home; making him only the tenth player since 1942 to accomplish this feat.
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