"There's a plan for the Pentagon to cut almost half a trillion dollars from the military. The Pentagon plans to pay for future wars by divorcing Kobe Bryant." – Conan O'Brien
"The U.S. government is selling $30 billion worth of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. Yeah, it’s part of a new initiative called, 'Operation Regret This In Five Years.'" – Jimmy Fallon
Iran doesn't acknowledge dual citizenship, you are either Persian or not, and Amir Mirzai Hekmati was accused of the ambiguous crimes of being Corrupt on Earth, and waging war with God, who just happens in this case to be represented by God's best friend, Iran. Since the Iranian judiciary has never provided a list as to what consists of being Corrupt on Earth, it ends up meaning whatever they want it to, on a case by case basis. Now, the government has a pawn to use for any future negotiations. Politics gets ugly, too bad we are playing with a person's life...
There are mixed reports on how well sanctions are working on Iran. The problem is that we are trying to coerce them into being sensible, when they just end up digging their heels in deeper, like some teenage boy throwing a snit-fit. Even if they can't afford it and it will wreck their economy, Iran has identified their nuclear program with a macho sense of national pride, and their leaders will never give it up. Expect Israel to actually try to bomb the new facility built into the mountainside outside of Qom within the next three months.
Is it just me, that the Republican primary candidates talking points are so far removed from reality as to make them inconsequential? I doubt that any of them can relate to any of the actual problems that us peons have to deal with. I shudder to think any one of them at the helm, especially Rick Perry.