The Daily Grind Video

We’re inundated by news stories every day and with a 24/7 news cycle, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. But thanks to GlobalGrind’s Think Tank, you’ll be quickly in the know, and then good to go.

From what’s going on in the Capitol to what’s happening oversees, we have it all.

Today we see that North Korea is threatening to bomb South Korea, meanwhile Anthony Weiner pulls out of Wisconsin. 

Take It in the Ring

Contenders:  North Korea vs South Korea

Match:  North Korea vowed Friday to launch “retaliatory military actions” against South Korea, a threat that came days after Seoul said its military had used photos of Pyongyang’s ruling family for target practice.

The North’s fiery statement is part of a barrage of harsh rhetoric this week aimed at the conservative government of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who took office in 2008 with a harder line than his liberal predecessors.


Inside the Capitol

Where:  Wisconsin

Who:  Rep. Anthony Weiner

What Happened?: Rep. Anthony Weiner canceled a scheduled speech in Wisconsin Friday in the wake of the media storm over a lewd photo that appeared on his Twitter account. Weiner was due to speak at the Wisconsin Democratic Convention in Milwaukee Friday night, but state Democratic party spokesman Graeme Zielinski said the lawmaker had canceled, instead opting to stay in New York “with his family.” We wonder why?


Money On My Mind

Whose Wallet:  Powerball Jackpot

Weight:  $202 Million

How They Hustled:  20 employees at a Long Island Costco are the winners of the $202 million Powerball jackpot.

Although the identities of the winners have not yet been revealed, it was confirmed that the winners were mostly cashiers and front-end employees. One employee, after hearing of his good fortune, apparently quit his job on the spot.


Shame On You

Who:   California boy

Where:  California

What Happened? : An 11-year-old California boy at an alternative school for at-risk students is accused of punching his fifth-grade teacher in the face and breaking her nose.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s investigators say the teacher was attacked around 9 a.m. Thursday at the Adelanto Community Day School in Adelanto, about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.


Better Than Fiction

Character:  School Kids

Plot Line: These kids are crazy! School kids in a tiny Arkansas ranked the worst people in history, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush are two of history’s worst. So the kids decided to list the worst five people in their school yearbook and here they are…

1) Adolf Hitler
2) Osama Bin Laden
3) Charles Manson
4) George W. Bush
5) Dick Cheney


Numbers Game

Number:  54,000

Where:  United States

What Happened?  Employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate inched up to 9.1 percent. The weakening job market raised concerns about an economy hampered by high gas prices and the effects of natural disasters here and abroad.

The key question is whether the meager 54,000 jobs added last month mark a temporary setback or are evidence of a more chronic problem. That total is far lower than the previous three months’ average of 220,000 new jobs per month.


This Day In History

Year:  1972

What: Angela Yvonne Davis, a black militant, former philosophy professor at the University ofCalifornia, and self-proclaimed communist, is acquitted on charges of conspiracy, murder, and kidnapping by an all-white jury in San Jose, California.