Today, Verizon Wireless sent out unexpected invitations to a red carpet event at the Lincoln Center in New York on Tuesday. Now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that after years of waiting, Apple is finally breaking its monagomous relationship with AT&T and is introducing the iPhone on the Verizon network. The paper reports:
NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that President Obama has just signed into law a defense authorization bill that severely limits the President's ability to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay prison.
The president faced a tough choice, because the $725 billion bill funds the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Some analysts expected Obama to veto the bill or, as George Bush did often, make it law but attach a signing statement saying the executive limits on Guantanamo transfers were unconstitutional so the President could ignore them.
President Obama has signed a bill into law that will severely limit his ability to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Obama says he chose not to veto the defense authorization bill because of the important military funding it contains. But the bill also contains a poison pill for the president's efforts to close Guantanamo: Congress restricted the executive branch from using taxpayer money to bring Guantanamo detainees to the United States or transfer them to foreign countries.
A few months back I went to the doctor to make sure some ribs I broke while biking were healing OK. And, like a lot of patients, I dropped the old line, "Oh, and there's one more thing I need to ask you about," just as we were wrapping up.
It was new doctors, and I needed a prescription for a daily brand-name medicine I've taken for years.
Well, the doctor not only wrote the prescription, she also gave me a card supplied by the drugmaker to help defray the copay. That last bit I wasn't expecting. But maybe I should have been.