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R.I.P. David Bowie - 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016
David Bowie

David Bowie dies of cancer two days after his 69th birthday.

J.J. Abrams' 'Force Awakens' Fastest to $1B in Ticket Sales Worldwide
J. J. Abrams

The Force Awakens is the fastest movie to climb to $1B in worldwide box office. The Resistance took just 12 days after opening Wednesday Dec. 16.

Pete Rose fails to have lifetime ban overturned
Pete Rose

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on why he couldn't possibly grant Pete Rose a reinstatement from his 1989 lifetime ban. "In short, Mr. Rose has not presented credible evidence of a reconfigured life," Manfred wrote.

David Cameron Wants The U.K. To Start Bombing ISIS In Syria
Prime Minister of U.K. David Cameron

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.

Bernie Sanders finally faces off with Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Washington - (CNN) The shadow boxing that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have played at for months -- they've barely mentioned each other on the campaign trail -- will give way to more direct jabs Tuesday night.

Speaker of the House John Boehner announces resignation
John Boehner

After intense battles with conservatives House Speaker John Boehner to resign.

Pope Francis arrives in the United States
Pope Francis

President Obama greeted Pope Francis on the runway at Joint Base Andrews,
where a red carpet had been rolled out just before the Pope's plane landed.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert

3.7 million viewers tuned in for night two of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,
down 44% from his debut of 6.55 million viewers.

President Barack Obama in Alaska Talking Climate Change
President Barack Obama

According to NY Times President Obama "will pay little heed to the oil and gas drilling offshore that he allowed to go forward just this month, a move that activists say is an unsavory blot on an otherwise ambitious climate record."

Vice President Joe Biden
Vice President Joe Biden

According to CNN "Joe Biden more likely to run in 2016 than not"

President of Mexico Pena Nieto
President of Mexico Pena Nieto

Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman’s Escape Threatens Enrique Pena Nieto’s Presidency

Donald Trump stirs up the Republican Race
Donald Trump

Donald Trump on GOP candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio;
"They don’t have a clue. They can't lead us"

David Letterman signs off 'Late Show' for the final time
David Letterman

After 33 years, David Letterman hosts his last show.

Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitols Captain
Alex Ovechkin

Ovechkin guarantees Caps will win series vs. Rangers

Blues legend B.B. King
B.B. King

B.B. King in hospice care at his Las Vegas home following a short hospital stay

MANNY PACQUIAO
Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather's fight sold out within minutes

Hillary Clinton now officially running for president
Hillary Clinton

Clinton released a video over the weekend to announce
the start of her 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins shocking victory
Benjamin Netanyahu

Surprise victory came in the face of recent polls indicating the incumbent would struggle to retain power with the opposition having a slight lead heading into the election.

Vladimir Putin dead or alive?
Vladimir Putin

Not being seen in public for almost eight days has caused a frenzy of speculation that the Russian leader could be seriously ill - or even dead...

Christopher Plummer Skipped Oscars
Christopher Plummer

Plummer, 85, told PEOPLE magazine. "I couldn't be there for personal reasons, and secondly I didn't want to. It was really a tribute to Julie. It's her movie. It's a terrible phrase we have in England but if I had appeared there I would have looked like a spare prick at a wedding. That's the most perfect description of how I would have looked."

Jeb Bush "I am my own man"
Jeb Bush

Bush said... "I love my father and my brother ... I admire their service to the
nation and the difficult decisions they had to make. But I am my own man.
My views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences."

What was Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Thinking?
Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll takes blame for the blown call in Superbowl "Nobody to blame but me"

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is looking to lead the Seahawks to another NFL title.

Bill Belichick & Deflategate...
Bill Belichick

"I'm not a scientist, not an expert in footballs … I'm just telling you what I know. At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game. Quite the opposite. We feel we followed the rules of the game to the letter in our preparation."

Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' shatters weekend box office records
Clint Eastwood

American Sniper was the biggest debut of director Clint Eastwood's career,
moving ahead of his 2009 film 'Gran Torino'

Prosecutors recommend charges against retired Gen. David Petraeus
David Petraeus

Former CIA director Petraeus is suspected of the same crime as Edward Snowden yet he has the backing of Hillary Clinton, John McCain & other high-profile critics of leaks.

Director Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson's third and final 'Hobbit' film earns
90.6 million dollars over the first five-day weekend.

George Lucas about the New 'Star Wars' Trailer: "I Haven't Seen It Yet"
George Lucas

George Lucas says “I like going to the movies and watching
the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released.”

R.I.P. PAT QUINN 1943-2014
PAT QUINN

PAT QUINN - Coach Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers,
Toronto Maple Leafs & Canada Olympic Gold Medal Team

Mitch McConnell Wins 6th Term in U.S. Senate
Mitch McConnell

Sen. Mitch McConnell declares that he will bring an end to Washington gridlock.

Brad Pitt in WWII movie Fury is Back to Killing Nazis
Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt returns to duty in "Fury" as the leader of an American
tank crew in Germany during WWII spring of 1945

Dilma Rousseff heads for second round run off in Brazil's elections
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's presidential race goes to a second round after incumbent Dilma Rousseff
won the vote but fell short of an outright victory in Sunday's election.

Phil Mickelson rips Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson
Phil Mickelson

After Yet Another Ryder Cup Loss, Phil Mickelson and
Team Captain Tom Watson Shared a Frosty Exchange

R.I.P. Joan Rivers 1933-2014
Joan Rivers

"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." - Melissa Rivers

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stepping down is a positive step for Iraq
Ex-Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki

Iraq's top Shiite cleric has called on fellow Iraqis to rally behind the country's
new prime minister after Nouri al-Maliki steps down.

Putin orders import bans over sanctions
Vladimir Putin

All European fruit and vegetables and all produce from the United States are included in a ban drawn up on the orders of President Vladimir Putin to punish countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.

Bill Murray to Voice Baloo the Bear in 'The Jungle Book'
Actor Bill Murray

Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” doing the voice of Baloo the Bear. Cast includes Christopher Walken as King Louie, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o as Bagheera and Raksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson as Kaa; and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

James Garner, Rockford Files star, dies aged 86
Actor James Garner

James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, has died aged 86.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says "Gaza is on a knife edge"
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who briefed the Security Council on the crisis, condemned the rocket attacks and urged Israel to show restraint.

Jason Kidd new head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Kidd

The Jason Kidd saga reached its conclusion when the Milwaukee Bucks sent two future second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the release of Jason Kidd, who took over as the Bucks' new head coach.

George Bush Senior jumps out of plane to celebrates his 90 years
President George Bush Sr.

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving near his summer home in Kennebunkport.

Ukraine's new president Poroshenko Promises To Bring Peace
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

After being sworn in as the country's fifth president, Petro Poroshenko promised the Ukrainian people he would "bring them peace".

Carl Icahn, Phil Mickelson Being Investigated by FBI in Insider Trading Probe
Carl Icahn, Phil Mickelson

Federal investigators have launched what the Wall Street Journal is calling "a major insider-trading probe involving finance, gambling and sports" that involves the trading of billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, pro golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas bettor William "Billy" Walters.

China launches 1-yr crackdown on Militants
President of China Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping launched a one-year campaign to “hunt down terrorists” in the northwestern Xinjiang province bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan, as the death toll in the deadly Urumqi bomb blasts rose to 39.

Much Beloved Canadian author Farley Mowat dies at age 92
Farley Mowat

Born in 1921, Farley Mowat was one of Canada's best known authors and environmentalists. Over the course of a 50-year career, Mowat authored more than 30 books, including Owls in the Family, Sea of Slaughter and Never Cry Wolf. He sold more than 15 million copies (translated into over 50 languages worldwide) of his books - more than any other Canadian author.

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams urges calm after his release
Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams

The Sinn Fein leader was released on Sunday after four days of questioning by police over a murder in 1972. Gerry Adams was warned of a "credible" death threat after being questioned over a 1972 murder, according to his Sinn Fein party. The death threat was delivered to his wife while Adams was in questioning.

One of two new saints - John Paul II
Saint John Paul II

Pope Francis declared John XXIII and John Paul II to be Saints. Pope Francis was joined by retired Pope Benedict XVI on the altar of St. Peter's Square. This was the first time in the 2,000-year history of the Catholic church that a reigning and retired pope have celebrated Mass together in public.

Joe Biden Warns Russia to Pull Back Forces From Ukraine Border
Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden visits Kiev to assist in
determining whether Russia is abiding by the Geneva agreement.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov & US Secretary of State John Kerry
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry

Lavrov warned John Kerry in a phone conversation that “if Kiev’s threats to use force against people driven to despair in the southeast are carried out, prospects for further cooperation on the Ukrainian issue, including a planned four-party meeting in Geneva, will be foiled,” according to a Russian foreign ministry statement.

Controversy over "Noah," starring Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe

Director Darren Aronofsky said Noah is "the least biblical, biblical film ever made." Some Christians are upset about the film. Paramount put out a statement saying the film is "inspired by the story of Noah," and "the biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis."

Pope Francis tells Mafia to repent or face eternal damnation
Pope Francis

Pontiff warns Italian mafioso they risk going to hell unless
they renounce their 'blood-stained' money and power.

Russia's Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation
President of Russia Vladimir Putin

Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea as a sovereign state,
paving the way for it to become part of Russia.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ousted Ukraine President
Ukraine President Victor Yanukovich

The biggest question now in the Ukraine: Just where is Viktor Yanukovych?

Mitt Romney not a big fan of the Olympics... or is he?
Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney criticizes the waste and cost overruns for countries which host Olympics (read Russia), at the same time he endorses Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Woody Allen faces abuse allegations
Woody Allen

Woody Allen responded to molestation allegations in the New York Times

The Seahawks went duck hunting on Peyton Manning's Tosses
Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks crowned Super Bowl Campions

Ukraine President Victor Yanukovich signs amnesty bill into law
Ukraine President Victor Yanukovich

President Viktor Yanukovich signed into law an amnesty bill for detained anti-government protesters in order to try and end the political crisis and violent unrest gripping the Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin Makes Shocking Anti-Gay Comments
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin said gay people should feel calm and at ease at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, "but leave children in peace"!

R.I.P. Israel's Ariel Sharon 1928-2014
Former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon

85-year-old Ariel Sharon lost the fight for his life after eight years in a coma.

Michael Schumacher Fights for his life
Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, in critical condition after a ski accident in Switzerland.

R.I.P. Peter O'Toole 1932-2013
actor Peter O'Toole

Acclaimed actor Peter O'Toole, who starred in the classic Lawrence of Arabia, dies aged 81

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
Former president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dies.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos breaks out the delivery drones
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos announced on '60 Minutes' his company
plans to deliver lightweight packages via drones.

Pakistan wants to try former President Musharraf for treason
Ex-Pakistani President
Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan moved to put former military dictator and President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for the suspension the country's constitution and declaring a state of emergency while he was in power.

Do test results raise key issue: Was Arafat killed?
Yasser Arafat

If Arafat was killed, who's responsible? “Let me state this as simply as I can: Israel did not kill Arafat,” Yigal Palmor, Israel's spokesman for the foreign ministry, told The Associated Press.

Was German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cell Phone Tapped By NSA?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel demands an explanation from US President
Barack Obama after secret service reports appear to show that US intelligence
agencies have been tapping her mobile phone for years.

Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye
Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI becomes the first pope to resign his position since Gregory XII in 1415
and the first to resign voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.

Silvio Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Memorial Day
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian Premier gave praise to Benito Mussolini for "having done good".

LANCE ARMSTRONG'S OPRAH CONFESSIONS... DID IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey
Did Lance really come "clean" in his interview on Oprah's struggling OWN chanel?

BLOOD CLOT SCARE FOR HILLARY CLINTON
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton likely to completely recover, according to doctors.

NADAL'S COMEBACK ON HOLD
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open

ROCKET MAN
Supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un
North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes a statement by launching long range rocket

EGYPT'S NEW PHARAOH?
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi assumes sweeping powers

OBAMA GETS FOUR MORE YEARS
Barack Obama
Barack Obama gets re-elected President

IS THERE TURMOIL WITHIN MITT ROMNEY'S CAMPAIGN?
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney - Republican Party candidate for President

ARE RYAN'S MEDICARE REFORMS AN ATTACK ON AMERICA'S POOR?
Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan - Republican Party nominee for Vice President

SPIDERMAN SWINGS TO THE TOP OF THE BOX OFFICE
Stan Lee
Stan Lee

TRAVOLTA FACING YET ANOTHER LAWSUIT
John Travolta
John Travolta

BONO & NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER AUUNG SAN SUU KYI
Bono 'star-struck' with Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono joined forces during Suu Kyi's European tour

RAY DOUGLAS BRADBURY
Ray Bradbury - August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer Ray Bradbury.
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

BOB DYLAN
Bob Dylan - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient 2012
Bob Dylan - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient 2012

Sen. Scott Brown Essentialy Tied with Elizabeth Warren
Gun Lobbyist and Former NRA President, Marion Hammer
Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Senate challenger Elizabeth Warren

Does Christie Make the Grade?
Gun Lobbyist and Former NRA President, Marion Hammer
New Jersey Governor- R
CHRIS CHRISTIE

"Stand Your Ground"
Gun Lobbyist and Former NRA President, Marion Hammer
Gun Lobbyist and Former NRA President
Marion Hammer

Did Rush Limbaugh's crude remarks permanently damaged his career?‎
Rush Limbaugh
American radio talk show host and Republican icon
Rush Limbaugh

Unrest Continues to Spread in Syria
Syrian President BASHAR AL-ASSAD
Bashar al-Assad
Syrian President

MITT ROMNEY
MITT ROMNEY Republican Presidential Candidate
MITT ROMNEY
Republican Presidential Candidate

RICK SANTORUM
RICK SANTORUM Republican Presidential Candidate
RICK SANTORUM
Republican Presidential Candidate

Barry Bonds appeals conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.
Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds
14-time All-Star and 8-time Gold Glove-winner

Hoover Biopic 'J. Edgar' Enrages Former FBI Agents
John Edgar Hoover
John Edgar Hoover.
First Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.

HERMAN CAIN
Herman Cain. Former Pizza Executive, Republican Presidential Candidate
Herman Cain. Former Pizza Executive, Republican Presidential Candidate
Drawn 2011

REBELS FINALLY END GADHAFI'S 42 YEAR REIGN OF TERROR
Herman Cain. Former Pizza Executive, Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Leader of Libya Muammar Gadhafi - Drawn 2009

HERMAN CAIN
Former Pizza Executive, Republican Presidential Candidate
Herman Cain. Former Pizza Executive, Republican Presidential Candidate
Drawn 10.12.11

STEVE JOBS
Feb 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011
President of Venezuela
Drawn 04.25.05

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sends solidarity to Gaddafi & Syria
President of Venezuela
President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez

Abbas Seeks Full UN Membership for a Palestinian State
President of the Palestinian National Authority  Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas
President of the Palestinian National Authority - Drawn 2007

Is it Just a Matter of Time Before the Dominos Fall?

David Cameron
MOAMMAR GADHAFI and BASHAR AL-ASSAD
Leader of Libya and Syrian President
Drawn 2009 and 2007

British Prime Minister David Cameron Backs the Call to Evict London Rioters
David Cameron
DAVID CAMERON
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party.
Drawn April 2010

Another Texan Republican Governor headed for the Whitehouse
Rick Perry
RICK PERRY
Texas Governor R
Pen ink, watercolor on illustration board - July 2011

AFTER 168 YEARS, IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD
Rupert Murdoch
OWNER RUPERT MURDOCH
Britain's 168 year old News of the World comes to an end,
brought down by a scandal - Drawn 2007

BURMA'S AUNG SAN SUU KYI SAYS TECHNOLOGY IS KEY IN FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY
AUNG SAN SUU KYI
AUNG SAN SUU KYI
Nobel peace laureate, human rights campaigner, Burmese opposition leader and general secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) - Drawn 2007

ITALIANS VOTE AGAINST PM SILVIO BERLUSCONI'S PLANS
SILVIO BERLUSCONI
SILVIO BERLUSCONI
President of Italy - Drawn 2008

RAUL CASTRO TURNED 80
OSAMA BIN LADEN
RAUL CASTRO
President of Cuba - Drawn 2007

USA FINALLY GOT THEIR MAN
OSAMA BIN LADEN
OSAMA BIN LADEN
Slain Al Qaeda Terrorist Leader - Drawn 2011

ON SHAKY GROUND
MUAMMAR QADDAFI
MOAMMAR GADHAFI
Leader of Libya - Drawn 2004

HOSNI MUBARAK
HOSNI MUBARAK
Ex Egyptian President
Pen, brush ink & watercolor on illustration board. Drawn 1995

SHAKING THE WORLD - HERO OR CRIMINAL?
JULIAN ASSANGE
JULIAN ASSANGE
Drawn 01.09.11
Pen, brush, ink & watercolor on illustration board

Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone, Drawn October 18, 2010

"THE FACE" of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg - Founder of Facebook
09.29.10 - Pen, brush, ink & watercolor on illustration board

TIGER WOODS
Tiger Woods
08.12.10

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