from Africa News blog:

Will Jonathan’s good luck hold out?

February 10, 2010

goodluckThe puns were too much for the Nigerian press (and me) to resist in headlines after Goodluck Jonathan quietly managed to get himself into the top job without even appearing to want a position left open for more than two months by the absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua.

from Global News Journal:

Cometh the hour, cometh Van Rompuy?

February 8, 2010

van rompuy2Three months ago, Herman van Rompuy might have struggled to be recognised on the streets of his native Belgium, let alone Paris or London. The bookish former prime minister, a fan of camping holidays and Haiku poetry, was nothing if not low-key; a studious consensus builder in the world of Belgian politics.

from Funds Hub:

A question of trust?

January 18, 2010

Signs of big-ticket investments from pension funds -- New York State Common Retirement Fund has backed emerging market debt manager Finisterre Capital with $250 mln.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Life in the presidential fast lane…

January 2, 2010

Blog Guy, I read that President Barack Obama is on vacation in Hawaii. But I guess if you're the President, you're still busy all the time. I mean, the pressure, the demands. What did he do yesterday, for example?

from Changing China:

Chinese get creative with Obama

November 13, 2009

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Hey kid, where can I get a haircut like that?

November 6, 2009

We have some photos of President Barack Obama speaking at a middle school, where a member of the audience has the word OBAMA shaved in his hair.

from UK News:

Is Blair the man for the EU job?

October 27, 2009

BLAIR/Once he was regarded as an obvious front-runner for the job of EU president, then it was pointed out that it was unlikely anyone would be chosen from a country that is not in the eurozone, not in the Schengen border-free area and which has an exemption to the bloc's charter of fundamental rights.

from The Great Debate UK:

Is Blair the man for the EU job?

October 27, 2009

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BLAIR/Once he was regarded as an obvious front-runner for the job of EU president, then it was pointed out that it was unlikely anyone would be chosen from a country that is not in the eurozone, not in the Schengen border-free area and which has an exemption to the bloc's charter of fundamental rights.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Must stay awake… Must look interested…

October 22, 2009

Oh Dear Lord, will this doofus NEVER stop talking? Blah blah Afghanistan, blah blah Afghanistan... Somebody PLEASE hit me with a ball-peen hammer!

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Hey, who barfed on the president’s rug?

October 15, 2009

Blog Guy, I want some White House insider information. What do guests normally drink when they go to an Oval Office meeting?