- Romney praised Israel's "economic vitality" by comparing it to the Palestinian Authority, a comment that quickly elicited criticism for comparing a powerful Middle Eastern state to a population that has been living for years under a blockade.
- Crude prices steadied above $90 a barrel on Monday, as hopes for more stimulus from the United States balanced pressure from the lingering euro debt crisis.
- The Salt Lake City Police Department was flooded from phone calls from reporters on Friday after the Drudge Report linked a story about how a man stopped another man's stabbing rampage in a Salt Lake City. Though the linked article from the Drudge Report front page was clearly published on April 26, many reporters did not take notice and published the news as if it had occurred the night before.
Romney's London Comments Weaken His Olympic-Savior Argument - But Did He Really Save The 2002 Games?Romney's blunders at the 2012 London Olympics threaten to jeopardize one of his campaign's biggest arguments -- his successful leadership of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics in Utah.
- Does the British hierarchy think Romney will be "their man" in Washington this time next year? Is Whitehall hoping to make good the "special relationship" that has become a little tired under Obama?
The Next ‘How I Met Your Mother?’ ‘Ex-Men’ Set To Bring The Laughs With Kal Penn And ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ StarIf "How I Met Your Mother" decides to end the series with their upcoming eighth season then viewers are going to need to turn to another series for laughs. Luckily "HIMYM" producer Rob Greenberg has just the right comedy solution for fans - his new series "Ex-Men."
- Amid reports that Islamic fundamentalists are trying to hijack the Syrian revolution, which have raised concerns among U.S. intelligence and Iraqi officials, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov slammed Washington's position over the Damascus bombing that killed several top Syrian officials, as "a direct whitewashing of terrorism."
- The Wisconsin governor joined the growing chorus of Republicans urging Mitt Romney to take a more forceful stand, saying the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign has been overly cautious.
- While there is public outcry for a discussion on gun control, residents in Colorado have begun seeking background checks needed to buy guns. A local paper reported there has been an increasing number of people showing interest in carry-permit training.
- In its latest effort to scrutinize a wave of new voting laws, the Justice Department is asking Pennsylania for more information about a law requiring voters to present valid photo identification.
- With the Nov. 6 Election quickly approaching, President Barack Obama is expected to be involved in a fierce campaign against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
- Celebrity football player David Beckham reportedly sent a box full of 50 pairs of underwear to president Barrack Obama, The Sun reported.
- The meeting, which will take place at the PM's official residence of number 10 Downing Street, is fraught with potential political faux pas. After all, the sitting PM is not -- according to a Downing Street spokesman who spoke to the Telegraph -- supposed to meet candidates in elections in foreign countries.
- Friday marked the first day of Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, who are expected to fast and practice abstinence from dawn until sunset. View the slideshow to see photos from start of Ramadan around the world.
- The Arab League has offered a safe exit for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if he quickly resigns and leaves the country, in the latest attempt from the international community to end 17 months of bloodshed in Syria.
- At the end of the fourth season of Parks and Recreation, the show revealed that its power couple, Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope (played by Adam Scott and Amy Poehler, respectively) would be spending some time in Washington. According to the Washington Post, it looks like Leslie will be meeting some powerful figures in the coming season, most notably U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.