President Obama has done pretty well on Facebook. He recently told an audience at a San Francisco fundraiser that he has 19 million friends on the website, "which only puts me half a million friends behind SpongeBob SquarePants."
Last summer, 32-year-old Rebecca Neusteter went out for a leisurely bike ride. But she fell off her bike and shattered her knee. It required surgery, the kind where doctors insert a metal plate and eight screws in order to put the pieces back together."
Top story: Today is a big one for Chicago politics. It's the first City Council meeting since the April runoffs. So what's on the agenda? Um...um....wait...um....nothin'? Affordable housing? No. Pushed off. Food trucks? No. That's old. Cleaning horse urine? Already done.
If the Republican-led House has its way, federal funds for all public broadcasters will soon end. The House Rules Committee recently voted 6-5 to defund NPR. The bill will now move to the floor for debate. At stake are hundreds of millions of dollars for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller stepped down on March 9. The move came in the wake of a video depicting an NPR fundraiser making disparaging remarks about members of the Tea Party. This personnel shake-up at NPR came at a particularly sensitive time for public broadcasting.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said the political bickering over the federal budget isn't expected to end any time soon.Durbin said Friday he thinks Congress will have to approve another temporary budget to avoid a government shut down.