Government operations come to a halt as Democrats and Republicans bicker over healthcare, the debt, and ideology. Continue reading America’s government closes up shop
Two bombs explode at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three, injuring more than 260, and reintroducing America to terrorism at home.
“Once again, our nation and much of the world were united in the face of terrorism. Once again, all is quiet now, and the suspect sits in jail awaiting trial. But we sit and wait and watch, hopeful that it will never happen again on our shores but virtually certain that it will—wanting to ask if, but forced to ask when, where, and by whom. And never quite understanding why.” Continue reading Terrorism strikes again in America
Following Benedict XVI’s groundbreaking resignation, the archbishop of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and immediately began to put his mark on the office. Continue reading Habemus papam
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 | President Barack Obama, a Democrat, wins reelection while Republican numbers shrink in both houses of Congress. Continue reading Four more years
A transcript of President Barack Obama’s announcement that military special forces had killed the world’s most-wanted man. Continue reading United States kills Osama bin Laden