GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! She lets her hair down, she lets her body down. She lets her body, she lets her body down. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
What do you say we check in with the government shutdown to see how things are progressing? Hmmm... seems that House Leader John Boehner swears not to make any deal until Obama caves in to Congress. Oh, and for those keeping score at home, the debt default goes down in ten days.
In case you missed it, US military caught two high ranking terrorist suspects over the weekend, including al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi and Ikrima, a Somali operative for Al-Shabaab which is a sister organization to al-Qaeda.
According to a UN overseer, Syria has made "excellent" progress in destroying their chemical weapons program—you know, the one they said they didn't have. Are people just choosing to ignore that?
After their summer vacay, the Supremes are back in business today, and their first case on the docket? Campaign finance.
Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia gave a very ODD interview to New York Magazine, in which he stated that women using the F-word are contributing to the downfall of society. I was wondering what was causing that!!
An extremely clever 9-year-old from the Twin Cities hops a flight to Las Vegas undetected and seemingly without a ticket. It's like elementary school Catch Me if You Can!
A new $100 bill debuts Tuesday, so look at it here—because you'll probably never see one again.
The AP picks up on the Right 2 Dream Too story, publishing an alarming headline (at least to Pearl District residents): "Tent city planned in fancy Portland neighborhood." (Sorry, Pearl District! If the AP says you're "fancy"... then you're FANCY!)
Scarlett Johansson is deemed the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine. Watch her photo shoot video in which she wears tiny shorts, high heels, and stares out the window like, "Oh, my goodness it's boring being so incredibly sexy like me."
Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: After a gorgeous weekend, more goddamn rain and showers today and tomorrow—but! Things dry out again starting Wednesday.
And finally, if you loved Breaking Bad, then you are going to absolutely FLIP for an actual drive-by shooting and murder in Philadelphia! Take it away, FOX 29 reporter Joyce Evans who should have her Twitter account taken away from her forever!
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