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US, China, Russia agree on ‘strong’ Iran sanctions: Clinton

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that the major world powers have clinched “strong draft” UN sanctions in a response to an Iran-Turkey-Brazil deal. In a surprise announcement before the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Clinton said the draft resolution would be circulated later Tuesday to the…

Hillary Clinton slams Israel over settlement plans

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday sharply rebuked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying moves to expand a Jerusalem settlement sent “a deeply negative signal” on Israel’s ties to the US. Israel announced Tuesday during an official visit to the country by US Vice President Joe Biden that 1,600 new…

USGS claims Venezuela sits on Earth’s largest oil reserves

Venezuela may have just become the center of an energy-starved world. The Orinoco Belt, situated squarely underneath the South American nation, may hold some 513 billion barrels of crude oil, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). That’s twice the size of Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves,…

Sarah Palin Quits To Go Do Things?

Sarah Palin is resigning in order to something something something, mainly because she’s such a maverick that Alaska cannot contain her. The video of her resignation announcement is here, and it’s basically inscrutable. It’s a breathless, rat-a-tat ejaculation of phrases and seemingly unrelated thoughts about something related to governing, and…

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