Lech Walesa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of Poland, at his meeting today with GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney ended his trip to Israel on a controversial note, angering Palestinian officials by suggesting Israelis have been more economically successful because of their culture.
“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” Romney told a group of Jewish donors at a Jerusalem fundraiser that netted more than $1 million for his campaign.
Olivier Knox reports on the marriage of North Korea’s leader:
“Un” is no longer the loneliest number that you’ll ever do since Stalinist North Korea’s supremo Kim Jong Un has tied the knot. What do you send the leader of the world’s most secretive regime? If you’re the State Department, you send concerns about the people living under his rule.
We asked our followers to tell us, in GIF form, how they felt about the the Republican National Convention. You answered, and we now have a 100% accurate picture of what the American electorate thinks.
The RNC is meeting in Florida, during one of the hottest summers in record? (afternoonsnoozebutton)
And it’s a week long? (aminatou)
Will Rick Santorum be there? Because I had this dream where he had been given a makeover by Hello Kitty (kimtaeyoon)
In any case, participating in the electoral process makes me feel so patriotic (surprisy-frown)
And maybe Mitt will pick me to be his running mate? (cognitivedissonance)
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