(CNN) -- After exhaustive negotiations that strained the country's patience, the House approved a bill to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff, staving off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts.
In the 257-167 vote late Tuesday, 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans favored the bill; 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans opposed it....
President Barack Obama said he would sign the bill into law, but he did not say when. After the vote, he flew to Hawaii to rejoin his wife and daughters on their winter vacation.... READ MORE!!!
Well, Mr. President--It looks like the ball is now in your court--What are you waiting for a Private Invitation to Sign the Bill--So you can hurry up and sign the Bill, please count this as your Invitation To Please Sign The Bill Into Law, So That The Voters Who Voted For You Can Continue With Their Lives.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh and Nic Robertson give some analysis of what 2013 has in store for the Syrian conflict.
Good Question--Excellent Question--I have no idea what so ever. Let us hope that this Civil War ends soon--Very Soon--Before the death toll rises any more than it has already. In addition, that who ever emerges as the leader borrows a page from the 16th President of the United States--Abraham Lincoln, who at the ingratiation of his second term called for--"Charity for all, malice toward none."
I wish I could say that the United States Should Provide Much Needed Aid--But we have our own financial problems to work out. I do not know what the future of Syria is--not that I do not care, but feel rather unable to make a difference--since all I can do is hope for the best, which feels so very small compared to the great need.
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Dear Senator Farooq Hamid Naek,
Your government must immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Shakil Afridi. I am concerned for his welfare while imprisoned for the charge of aiding the militant organization Lashkar-e Islam. His imprisonment sends the wrong message to the international community, as he was integral in the elimination of a terror threat. Terrorism should be a high priority for your government as it is a problem within your country however Dr. Afridi cannot be classified as a terrorist.
By persecuting Dr. Afridi you are also perpetuating the image of doctors as being devious and evil. This is a dangerous practice. Portraying Dr. Afridi as a terrorist will only worsen the climate of fear in your country. Pakistan must free Dr. Shakil Afridi.