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Late Night: The Roundup for September 27th, 2013

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Hello everyone. Hope your day was great.

International Developments

“The five permanent members of the UN security council reached an agreement on Thursday over the wording of a “binding and enforceable” resolution to eliminate Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons.”

– Surprise! The Hollywood romance finally occurred! Tensions between US and Iran has finally been reduced after a phone call between Obama and Rouhani.

“The world’s chemical weapons watchdog approved an ambitious and risky accelerated plan to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal at a late night meeting Friday.”

– Rouhani, meanwhile, states to the press today that the US “was a great nation” and hopes to conduct talks next month at Geneva.

– Kenya remarks that eight people are being held for their connection on the mall attack that happened earlier this week.

– Latin American leaders have been denouncing US imperialism and hegemony while at the UN.

– Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has stated that prison guards in Russia have “taken water” away.

– Barilla, the Italian pasta company that had their CEO stating anti-gay remarks, is playing damage control and asking for forgiveness.

– I knew I had a right to be suspicious: “Few eyebrows were raised last week when Pope Francis brought the Vatican’s legal system up to date by criminalizing leaks of official information and formalizing laws against sex crimes. But now that the laws have been made public, a closer look revealed that the pope has made it illegal to report sex crimes against children.”

– Former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, whom is being held for war crimes, is an agent for the CIA.

Financial Matters

– Paul Krugman: “Sometimes the wealthy talk as if they were characters in “Atlas Shrugged,” demanding nothing more from society than that the moochers leave them alone. But these men were speaking for, not against, redistribution — redistribution from the 99 percent to people like them. This isn’t libertarianism; it’s a demand for special treatment. It’s not Ayn Rand; it’s ancien régime.”

– Obama: Republicans trying to “blow up the economy” because of refusal to avert government shutdown.

– Detroit will get $300 million from both the federal government and private businesses. 

– “Washington’s increasingly heated battle over raising the US debt limit could all but wipe out the country’s fragile recovery, economists warned on Friday.” Recovery for who?

– With time running out, Senate passes bill that does not feature funding stripped for Obamacare and hands it to House.  [cont’d.]

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