Wednesday's intriguing people
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's term ends in 2013. He was last re-elected in 2006.
February 2nd, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Ali Abdullah Saleh

After 32 years in power, Yemen's president announced this morning that he won't seek another term, and he won't install his son to replace him.

Bob Livingston

Bloomberg reports that the ex-congressman from Louisiana is one of the leaders of a joint lobbying venture on behalf of the Egyptian government, which got under way in 2007. Previously, a group founded by Livingston lobbied Congress on behalf of Turkey, which opposed labeling as genocide the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the early 20th century.

Denny Rehberg

In light of the move to ban earmarks, the Republican member of the House Appropriations Committee issued a confessional op-ed in The Washington Times, calling himself a reformed "earmarkaholic."

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  1. Veritas

    A reformed earmarkaholic, did he go on a 12 step program or just quit cold turkey. Wonder what the withdrawls were from that hmmmmm......

    February 2, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol good one, but just another example of dont believe half of what u hear, or read and nothing that u see

    February 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      what if you where a pirate patch over one eye while your reading? and an earplug in one ear.. whould that work?

      February 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. emad salat

    ali abdullah says that every year. and it never happens

    February 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lmao even on my worst day u somehow always manage to make me laugh ruffnutt! lol

    February 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Belladonna8450

    Boy, I bet ol' Denny Rehberg is really missing all that PORK right about now! hehehe

    February 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. COL. BAT GUANO

    Who would I pick? That's easy. Ronald McDonald.

    February 6, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |