President Barry Obama had earlier mocked the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as nothing more than "JV" terrorists. Yet now, he disclosed in an exclusive TV interview on CBS "60 Minutes," that he had apparently underestimated ISIS.
The BBC News reports that, "President Barack Obama has acknowledged that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria. In a frank TV interview, he said that al-Qaeda had been beaten in Iraq by US forces working with Sunni tribes."
Russian oil giant Rosneft untapped major oil and natural gas resources in the Arctic Circle with the help of U.S.-based Exxon Mobil.
According to the BBC News, "Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic. Drilling was completed in record time, it said, but questions remain about how quickly the well can be developed."
Former Conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy of France appears poised to regain his powers after Conservatives swept into power in the Senate.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Three years after France's upper house Senate made its first ever swing to the left, the right has clawed back a majority, with the far-right National Front winning seats for the first time."
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is refusing to pay back loans. Accordingly, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has vowed to stop sending more loans to the country until prior debts get paid. Zimbabwe is unlikely to repay those debts.
According to the BBC News, "The International Monetary Fund has said it will not lend more money to Zimbabwe, because the country is in arrears on repaying previous loans."
Sen Mark Udall (D.-Co.) understands the true joys of being one of the premier Washington D.C. elitists. He even celebrated 'National Lobby Day' by hosting a fundraiser with his major donors.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that, "Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) held a meeting in his Washington office on Wednesday with his second biggest donor, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), an environmentalist group that strongly opposes the Keystone XL pipeline and fracking efforts in his home state."
Alternative energy resources have proven to be unreliable and costly, forcing Massachusetts residents to pay over 37 percent on utility bills.
The Boston Globe reports that, "Massachusetts consumers will pay significantly higher electric bills this winter as a persistent shortage of natural gas for generating plants drives power prices to record levels. The cost for a typical household could top $150 a month, based on an announcement this week from one of the state’s two dominant utilities, National Grid. It said its rates will increase by a whopping 37 percent over last winter’s, solely because the cost of buying electricity from power plants has soared to the highest level in decades, according to a company spokesman."
A new software bug has been unleashed, which could be more dangeous than all other viruses infecting computers before.
According to Russia Today, "A vulnerability has been discovered within the widely used Bash software included on Linux and Mac operating systems, raising concerns about an exploit that some experts say stands to be more damaging than the Heartbleed bug identified earlier this year."
Mayor Bill de Blasio had drobbed a ground hog at a publicity event, which reulted in the innocent animal's death from internal injuries a few weeks later.
The Daily Caller reports that, "New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands after he dropped Staten Island Chuck during the annual Groundhog Day celebration. The groundhog died a week after the fall, succumbing to internal injuries related to the fall."
Sen. Mark Udall (D.-Co.) is running for re-election and slamming his GOP opponent, Cory Gardner, over a TV ad that praises tractor salespersons. Udall is also offended that Gardner claims the highly-partisan Democrat Party Senator is allegedly a "very nice guy."
According to the Daily Caller, "Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is offended by aired by his opponent, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, in which Gardner calls him a “very nice guy.”
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS is boasting on a video that they will embark on a "brilliant attack" against Jews in the 'Big Apple.'
The Daily Caller reports that, "A Canadian member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria issued a grim warning for the United States that his group is planning a “brilliant attack” on New York City, and claimed that they have thousands of Western prisoners they are willing to behead."