Monday's intriguing people
FIFA's president Sepp Blatter was cleared of corruption allegations.
May 30th, 2011
12:38 PM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Sepp Blatter, Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam

The three men are at the center of a corruption scandal involving FIFA, the federation responsible for organizing soccer's World Cup. While at least eight FIFA executives are being investigated for corruption, these three are important because they have roles in the election of FIFA's next president, which is scheduled for Wednesday. Also, they have ties to the controversial 2022 World Cup bid, awarded earlier this year to Qatar.

Bin Hammam, the world soccer governing body official, was suspended Sunday over allegations of corruption. Blatter, 75, has been FIFA's president for the past three terms. Blatter has been cleared of any wrongdoing and is seeking a fourth term. A longtime FIFA power broker from Trinidad and Tobago, Warner was placed on suspension. Click here for more on the scandal.

Jacob Zuma

South Africa's president will meet again with Libya's Moammar Gadhafi on Monday as part of his continued effort to stop the war in Libya. Zuma arrived today and first met with Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al Mahmoudi. This is Zuma’s second trip to Libya.


Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann

Is there room enough for two powerful conservative women to seek the Republican nomination in 2012? Politico's Ben Smith has argued that while the two women are allies, Palin must be pushing Bachmann's buttons. This past week, Bachmann suddenly announced that she will decide whether to seek the GOP nomination in June. Smith suggested that the decision may have been triggered by Palin's roaring entry into Washington this weekend on a Harley Davidson.

Palin has also announced a bus tour through various U.S. cities. During a conference call last week, Bachmann expressed admiration for Palin, but said, "I don't believe that any two candidates are interchangeable. I believe each one of us brings our own unique skill set into this race."

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    Bachman and Palin, the country is in bad enough shape. Go Newt.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Okie

    Obama will be the best POTUS ever in history. The fire in Palins belly is gas. Too much moose meat and Alaskan gold.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Troll 2218

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    May 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cool kat

    Neither will get the nomination anyway so it's not even an issue. Republicans made the same mistake in 76 when they nominated Ford of Reagan which allowed Carter to win, in 80 they nominated Reagan as they should've and won in a landslide. In 08 they made the mistake of nominating McCain over Romney which allowed Obama to win, history will repeat itself and Romney will get the nomination and beat Obama in a landslide.

    May 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cool kat

    Mean Ford over Reagan, sorry I was typing too fast.

    May 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    I am, of course, reffering to Cesar Real.

    May 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ellis

    Palin n bachmann. .cutest l esbian couple ive ever saw

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  11. Cesar

    I like to feel a rigid pen!s against my tonsils....just like my mother : )

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  13. 1608

    I think I will get cable just to see Sarah and Michele.

    May 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ellis

    Sarah Palin?

    May 30, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
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