For almost two decades, Mike Hughes has had to come to terms with his own mortality.
The Martin Agency president was diagnosed with lung cancer in the 1990s.
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Back in January, Hughes was given “two weeks to live” by his doctors, but he’s fighting on.
“When I got my diagnosis and was told there was an 85 percent chance I’d be dead within five years — [...]
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his “fiscal-cliff” strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate.
In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax [...]
UN Syria observer mission ‘over’, says Security Council
The United Nations has called an end to its military observer mission in Syria, days before its mandate was due to end, France says.
“The conditions to continue UNSMIS were not filled,” France’s UN ambassador Gerard Araud said after a Security Council meeting.
Russia warned earlier that pulling out of Syria would have “serious negative consequences” for the region.
Russia proposes ‘action group’ meeting on Syria [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market
Economic Alert: If You’re Not Worried Yet…You Should Be
For the past four years I have been covering the progression of the global economic crisis with an emphasis on the debilitating effects it has had on the American financial system. Only once before have I ever issued an economic alert, and this was at the onset of the very first credit downgrade in U.S. history by S&P. I [...]
Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother of U.S. Democratic president Barack Obama, sits in the living room of her house in the village of Kogelo, near the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya, Feb. 5, 2008. (AP Photo)
Security has been increased around the home of President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya after an African al Qaeda branch issued a personal threat against her, police said today.
Kenyan police told [...]
A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on May 5, 2011, was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki. According to Yemeni and U.S. officials, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, escaped unharmed. (Muhammad ud-Deen/AP Photo)
A leader of the al Qaeda offshoot that U.S. officials have called the greatest threat to the U.S. vowed in a message posted on Islamist websites Wednesday to take revenge against [...]
The good news: Oprah Behind the Scenes on OWN is exactly what it set out to be — a unfailingly honest and entertaining look at the making of The Oprah Show as it winds down its historic 25-year run in syndication. Now, the bad news: It can’t turn the fledging network into an overnight success (The network just tossed out its CEO Christina Norman). EW sat down with [...]
Wish you’d thought twice about getting that tattoo? Rue the day you went for a new hairstyle? Want to take back that reply-all e-mail you sent to the whole office yesterday? We all live with regrets — it’s a part of being human. But what choices cause the deepest sense of regret?
Maybe, when it comes to regrets you’re like Sinatra: His song says he’s had a few, [...]