The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were shocking your mom and/or soul clapping:

The lead story: The last few weeks have seen bitter partisan battles over negations with Iran led by President Obama. A deal was finally reached on Friday but the GOP has already announced plans to prevent the lifting of sanctions as per the deal.

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Do it Tonight: Hussein Ibish

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Join J Street U tonight for a talk on Israeli-Palestinian relations and prospects for future peace. Hussein Ibish, from the American Task Force on Palestine, will be in the Gund Gallery tonight at 7 p.m. to speak on how Israelis and Palestinians can break the cycle of violence. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A Session. Be sure to check this out!
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The Monday Catchup

Vladimir PutinGood morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: As the Obama administration hands out more financial sanctions meant to combat Russia’s influence-seeking behavior in Ukraine, The New York Times asks: but what if Vladimir Putin is secretly super-rich? The Times (and apparently some folks at the Treasury) seem to think Putin could be worth up to $70 billion, making him the wealthiest head of state ever. I wonder how the Queen feels about all of this.

After The Jump: New job numbers, a Holocaust acknowledgement, A Pope canonizes two of his predecessors, South Korea’s PM resigns, the US waves bye to the death penalty, and the latest from the NBA Clippers (owner) controversy.

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The Monday Catchup

(The Fiscal Cliff. via minnpost.com)

(The Fiscal Cliff. via minnpost.com)

Good morning! Here’s the news you may have missed:

The Lead Story:

After seemingly making steps towards a solution to the nation’s precarious fiscal situation, both sides in Washington dug in their heels on Sunday talk shows, blaming each other for current problems. The Democratic representative at these talks, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner  said the issue was a “decision that lies in the hands of Republicans who are now opposing an increase in the tax rates.”

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