Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pulled down a tidy honorarium for a 40-minute talk to the Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi on March 4. CNBC’s Squawk Box financial program reported on March 5 that he had been paid “at least $250,000” for his keynote speech.
The Israeli Navy intercepted and boarded a cargo ship in international waters in the Red Sea on March 5, seizing a shipment that included Syrian-made M-302 rockets that the ship picked up in Iran. The ship was destined for Sudan, from which the rockets would presumably be moved by land across Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to Gaza.
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards offered a telling statement recently about when she thinks life begins, an opinion that should alarm any individual concerned about protecting pre-born children.
Two very different film awards shows aired this past weekend: the Academy Awards, by and large exalting cultural libertinism, and the taped Movieguide Awards (from Feb. 7), celebrating traditional family values.
The judge deciding the legality of Connecticut's gun laws cobbled together pieces and parts of previous decisions to support his ruling that Connecticut's interests overrode Second Amendment infringements.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House on March 3 and the main topic on the agenda was the U.S.-drafted framework for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.