It's time to learn something about Nicaragua.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Friday said he assumed that the network's Latina meteorologist "grew up on tacos," even though it is not a traditional food in her native country of Nicaragua.
Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited his ally President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, where the firebrand leaders unleashed defiant rhetoric at the United States.
June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought.
March 19, 1987. Pres. Reagan gives first Press Conference in four months. Iran-Contra Scandal. CIA supplying Contras with plans and blueprints. Congress approves $40 million to Contras. Michael Deaver trying to stay out of jail. Israel stops supplying Military aid to South Africa. Bristol-Myers thinks it may have AIDS vaccine. 65 MPH speed limit approved.
March 14, 1984 - The Political Horse Race Season. Super Tuesday results. Gary Hart wins big. Mondale still the front runner. George McGovern drops out. Atlantic City New Jersey Mayor Michael Matthews recalled. James "Cowboy" Avery put to death in Texas - 3 more scheduled to go in March. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shot and wounded by unknown assassin. Capitol Hill: Senate proposes to expand spending on Military aid to El Salvador while expanding funding for CIA war in Nicaragua. A ceasefire in Beirut appears to be holding.
John Belushi (w/Chevy Chase). A mad scramble for answers. News of this day in 1982 was pretty sad. It had been reported that actor John Belushi had died earlier in the day from "natural causes". Only as the hours went by did the news reports get
Februrary 3, 1988 - Military Aid funding for Nicaragua Contra's voted down in House 219-211. Presidential hopeful Bob Dole accused of handing political favors. Supreme Court Justice Appointee Anthony Kennedy approved by Senate with a 97-0 vote. SCOTUS rules Surrogate Mother contracts akin to baby selling, which was illegal. Oil slick from 300,000 ton spill threaten Brittany coast in France. Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to be indicted on drug charges, even though the CIA paid him a reported $200,000 over a decade for cooperation. And Brazil announces arms sale deal with Libya.
Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - news of 1986. Terrorists, upheavals, dictators, mayhem - another year in paradise.
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