Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Morning Newsdome: Pakistan had secret deal to turn blind eye to U.S. raids

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM

The Governator with Shriver
>> Pakistan will reportedly allow the U.S. access to Osama Bin Laden's three wives after being taken into custody following the raid. The Pakistani people, though, are "furious" following news that Pakistan and the U.S. had a secret, decade-old deal to conduct unilateral raids against Bin Laden but act like they never knew. And this whole time, I thought the Pakistani government was totally honest and upstanding! (Reuters, the Guardian)

>> After seven weeks of protests leaving 580 dead, the Syrian government says the uprisings are now under control. Syria claims the conflict is at the fault of "fundamentalist, extremists, smugglers, people who are ex-convicts and are being used to make trouble." Those democratic fundamentalists trying to get equal rights are always stirring up problems. (the New York Times)

>> The debt ceiling needs to be raised by August 2 to keep the federal government from defaulting, but this time, Speaker of the House John Boehner is talking about trillions in cuts, not billions. The Republicans are demanding "actual cuts and program reforms" greater than the increase in the debt limit—except of course on tax reforms. (the Washington Post)

>> New York Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a free text-alert system called "PLAN" that will also launch in D.C. by the end of the year before going national by mid-2012. Phones need to have a special chip for the new system that will send immediate safety alerts and messages from President Obama. Texts from Barack Last Night. (NBC)

>> And finally: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are divorcing after 25 years of marriage. Arnold may play the Terminator again following his stint as the governor of California. Maria, I won't be back. (the LA Times)

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