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Chris Christie, en route to a blowout victory Tuesday in New Jersey, is not everybody's idea of a dreamboat, though he's bold, bright and looks like he could make a tight squeeze through the Panama Canal.
Democrats fear support for natural gas will anger their liberal base
Panamanian authorities have charged the crew of a North Korean-flagged freighter that was smuggling fighter jets and air-defense missiles from Cuba, and they have asked the United Nations to inspect the cargo to see if the crew was violating international sanctions against Pyongyang.
Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean freighter carrying "sophisticated missile equipment" from Cuba as it tried to cross the Panama Canal. Analysts identified the equipment from photographs as the fire-control radar for an air defense system.
Plans moving ahead by a shadowy Chinese businessman may be the most ambitious — and improbable — of all to emerge from the world's newest economic superpower: a privately funded, 130-mile, $40 billion waterway through the rivers and dense tropical forests of Nicaragua designed to challenge the 100-year-old shipping monopoly of the Panama Canal.
When President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, he will almost assuredly claim that the union is strong. He will likely invoke the many positive characteristics of the American national character and might even recognize a guest in the gallery who possesses an inspirational story.
Heeeeeere’s Frankenstorm. All bets are off. Television editors and reporters and some of our flightiest politicians have abandoned the presidential campaign for more frightful stuff. They’re determined, as usual, to make something bad a lot worse.
Panama's government has repealed a measure to sell state-owned land in a duty-free zone along the Panama Canal after a week of sometimes violent protests.
Last week, following the presidential debate, national attention was again focused on the Dodd-Frank Act, the Obama administration’s response to the financial crisis. The attention is well deserved: Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and the threat of higher taxes brought on by January’s fiscal cliff are among the chief reasons why the U.S. economy is stuck in its weakest recovery on record.