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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Morning Newsdome: Heart attack or not, Hosni Mubarak will be questioned

>> While being questioned about corruption and embezzlement yesterday, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack and was admitted into intensive care at a Red Sea resort town hospital. Now Mubarak and his two sons have been detained to a Cairo prison for questioning as the military responds to public pressure. For once, I'm all for peer pressure. (AP, Christian Science Monitor)

>> Syrian government forces clashed with protesters yesterday in the coastal cities of Baniyas and Bayda after tensions escalated over the weekend. Reports come that medical care is being denied to some wounded protesters. How many Middle Eastern regimes need to fall before governments get the hint? (the New York Times)

>> The State Department served the Vatican with court papers relating to accusations of sexual abuse at a Milwaukee school for the deaf. The suit was filed nearly a year ago in federal court and claims that Pope Benedict XVI and two other top officials had called off internal punishment against the accused priest. That's so unlike the church to look out for their own. (the New York Times)

>> Republican Senator Jon Kyl stated that over 90 percent of Planned Parenthood's services were abortions. Except really, it's about three percent. "His remark was not intended to be a factual statement," his staff later said, "but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood...does subsidize abortions." Faster Jon, Kyl Kyl! (Huffington Post)

>> And finally: Donald Trump, who is tied for first for the GOP nomination with Mike Huckabee, gave an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and boy is it a doozy: When asked about keeping troops in Iraq, he answered, "I would take the oil." WSJ continues, "I don't understand how you would take the — does that mean keeping troops there, or staying involved in Iraq?" Trump answers, "You heard me, I would take the oil." Listen to the whole thing, and be afraid for America with me. (CNN, the Wall Street Journal)

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