Jewish World Review Jan 25, 2012/ 1 Shevat, 5772
The News in Zingers
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Obama delivered his State of the Union to a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol House chamber on Tuesday. He began the speech by saying the state of the union is good. It's always a smart idea to start your speech with a joke to get the crowd on your side.
President Obama hits the road today to highlight his first term successes. He got rid of Osama bin Laden, he got rid of Anwar al-Awlaki, he got rid of Moammar Kadaffi. It would guarantee his re-election if somebody would just re-name our top problem Nation al-Debt.
Newt Gingrich leaped to the top of the Florida primary polls on Sunday. His appeal is primal. Every Republican man in America loves the way he stands up to his ex-wives and every Republican woman secretly believes that she could be Mrs. Gingrich number four.
Mitt Romney campaigned in Florida Monday after losing big in South Carolina's GOP primary, and this time he's trying a more populist approach. He told voters he was brought up on the real streets of America. The Michigan governor's mansion is in a really bad neighborhood.
The NAACP threatened action against Microsoft Thursday if it releases its new Avoid the Ghetto app, which uses GPS to help users avoid dangerous neighborhoods. Avoid the Ghetto was Microsoft's second try at an acceptable name. They were worried that if they called it the Cocaine Shopping Mall app it would crash the system.
Mississippi lawmakers proposed a law preventing last-minute pardons of convicted killers by its governors, like the ones Haley Barbour just signed. It's an exit tradition. Haley just resigned as governor of Mississippi to accept O.J. Simpson's invitation to become governor of Nevada.
The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier led a group of U.S. and British warships into the Persian Gulf Monday. That morning the EU voted to cut off oil imports from Iran. The U.S. and Britain want to keep the Gulf open just to make sure the oil doesn't feel unwanted.
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