Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul today unveiled a plan to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget within one year by eliminating a handful of federal departments. Along with the Departments of Energy and Education, Paul also proposes eliminating the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, and Interior. Paul would also abolish the TSA. What do you think of Congressman Paul's budget proposal?
The director of sustainability for Starbucks, Jim Hanna, said climate change is threatening the world's coffee supply, telling the Guardian newspaper, "What we are really seeing as a company as we look 10, 20, 30 years down the road -- if conditions continue as they are -- is a potentially significant risk to our supply chain, which is the Arabica coffee bean."
President Obama "has suffered the most unrelentingly negative treatment" of all presidential candidates over the past five months, according to a study released today from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Pew found that Mr. Obama received "positive" coverage 9% of the time, "neutral" coverage 57% of the time and "negative" coverage 34% of the time. What do you think think of the media's coverage of President Obama? (via Political Hotsheet)
At a pair of campaign stops in Tennessee on Saturday, Presidential contender Herman Cain said the U.S. has an immigration crisis and he would be willing to put U.S. troops on the border in addition to the barbed-wire fence with a sign that says "it will kill you -- warning," the New York Times reported. Asked about the comments Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press, Cain said he was joking. "That's not a serious plan," Cain told host David Gregory, "that's a joke. I've also said America needs to get a sense of humor. That was a joke, OK?" (via Political Hotsheet)
Firefighters rescued at least 15 people, including the 6-year-old grandson of Herbert and Judith Lamb, who live on the third floor of the apartment building and said they were woken by an explosion and smoke. The Lambs broke a window and dropped their 6-year-old grandson into the arms of waiting Boston firefighters.
Dan Wheldon, who moved to the United States from his native England with hopes of winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice prevail at his sport's most famed race, died Sunday after a massive, fiery wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300. He was 33. As word began to spread that his injuries were fatal, those at the track could not control their tears.
There's a new biography that challenges a crucial part of the van Gogh legend: His alleged suicide. A 10-year forensic investigation by two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors may well upend art history. (via 60 Minutes)
60 Minutes on CBS News: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh - New revelations surrounding Vincent van Gogh's mysterious death suggest that the troubled painter may not have killed himself after all
On "Face the Nation" CBS News Chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell said the Obama campaign expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP presidential nominee, and will paint the Republican as "Wall Street's best friend"