Roberts to leave hospital Tuesday
WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts was expected to be released from a hospital in Maine Tuesday, a day after suffering a seizure, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.The nutroots may be jumping from rooftops.
Roberts, 52, plans to continue his vacation at a summer home in Maine, said spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. Doctors found no cause for concern after evaluating Roberts, she said. President Bush's chief spokesman, Tony Snow, reported earlier that Roberts told Bush in a phone call that he was doing fine.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Consumer Confidence Hits 6-Year High
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence hit a six-year high in July, a widely watched gauge of sentiment showed on Tuesday, as Americans shrugged off falling home prices to focus on a healthy jobs market, instead.Experts everywhere are confounded.
The New York-based Conference Board said that its Consumer Confidence Index, rebounded to 112.6, its highest level since August 2001 when it recorded a 114.0 reading. That compared to a revised 105.3 in June. The July 24 cutoff for the preliminary survey of 5,000 U.S. households was before last week's stock market tumble, however.
Stocks surge after GM earnings
NEW YORK - Stocks surged Tuesday, as strong earnings from General Motors Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. helped Wall Street extend its recovery from last week's plunge.Go**amn f**cking capitalist pigs!
Investors were also eager to buy back into the stock market after economic snapshots suggested tame inflation and rising consumer confidence.
Now for something to really drive them insane:
Lieberman escalates attack on Iraq critics
Ever since Connecticut Democrats refused to back him for a fourth term in Congress, Joe Lieberman has been burnishing his independent credentials in the narrowly divided Senate while becoming increasingly critical of the Democratic Party on the war in Iraq.Ned Lament was unavailable for comment.
Lieberman, the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential nominee, insists he is not actively considering joining the Republican Party. But he is keeping that possibility wide open as his disenchantment grows with Democratic leaders. The main sticking points are their attempts to end the war in Iraq and their hesitation to take a harder line against Iran.
"I think either [Democrats] are, in my opinion, respectfully, naive in thinking we can somehow defeat this enemy with talk, or they're simply hesitant to use American power, including military power," Lieberman said in a wide-ranging interview with The Hill.
"There is a very strong group within the party that I think doesn?t take the threat of Islamist terrorism seriously enough."
Not even noon on the east coast. What other bad news can the Democrats expect today?
UPDATE: The hits keep on coming:
U.S. forces welcome least deadly month of Iraq push
BAGHDAD, July 31 - The build-up of extra troops in Baghdad may be bearing fruit, U.S. commanders said on Tuesday, as they welcomed news that July was the least deadly month for their forces in Iraq since last November.Now this:
News Corp. Appears to Have Enough Votes to Clinch Deal
News Corp. is poised to win control of Dow Jones & Co., including its flagship publication, The Wall Street Journal, after a key Bancroft trust changed its mind and decided to accept News Corp.'s $60-a-share offer for the newspaper publisher.Left with scraps, the bedwetting left is reduced to kvelling over this, which they're too stupid to realize is meaningless.