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Column: Rodman's influence looks bad for U.S.

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

North Korea's Kim Jun Un announced he's ready for nuclear disarmament talks with the U.S. It's a new low. Syria was bad enough for America's image, but how bad does it look when the only person who can protect you from nuclear attack is Dennis Rodman?

French president Francois Hollande declared victory over al-Qaida fighters in Africa after France's army routed them in Mali. It's their first win in two centuries. Nobody knows how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris because it's never been tried.

The White House vowed to veto a bill to raise the debt ceiling but also defund ObamaCare. It could cause a government shutdown. The House and the Senate are pledging to work around the clock until they're certain they'll get nothing done.

House Republicans passed a budget resolution Thursday with an added amendment that defunds ObamaCare. To avoid a shutdown they'll fund the government for two weeks at a time. The U.S. Congress that was designed by James Madison and descended from the House of Commons and Lords now has the financial planning skills of a college sophomore.

Grand Theft Auto V was slammed for speed, violence, and treating women badly. It's worth it. It's fun to remind Russians that our drone operators are trained from childhood to track down chemical weapons sites, obliterate them and win free games.

"Mad Men" producers announced in Hollywood they will split Mad Men's final season like Breaking Bad. Mad Men's final season will be split in two parts over two TV seasons. Staying true to the show's era, the seasons will be separate but equal.