Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
Man of the moment. (Images via Gr8erDays.com) ABOVE: Ken Marshall is among today's b'days. More here. BELOW: Keep reading for Giuliani's sad mewling over a back slap, SCOTUS cozying up to Christianity (let's try Wiccan prayers in schools) and more ...
Giuliani could have died? Maria Bakalova could have been raped. (Images via video stills) JOE.MY.GOD.: Rudy Giuliani claims he could have been killed — coulda, woulda, shoulda— when a guy slapped him on the back and called him a scumbag. (When you're being called out as Republican scum on Staten Island, you're really, really scummy.) Honestly, Giuliani should be arrested for filing a false police report.
HUFF POST: SCOTUS continues to brandish its right-wing Christofascist credentials, siding with a high school coach that prayer in schools is okey-dokey — the separation of church and state is an illusion when an illegitimate hustler becomes president and stacks the court with religious zealots.