Bashir’s comments, in which he also called Palin a “world class idiot,” were met with nearly-universal condemnation. After an apologizing and a subsequent several weeks of “vacation,” Bashir decided to resign from MSNBC.
- Greece's finance minister has resigned following an overwhelming "no" vote on new austerity measures tied to further bailout funds. The country's future in the eurozone is uncertain.
- The South Carolina Senate is debating a bill calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds.
- More than 1 million people are expected to attend Pope Francis' mass in Ecuador on Monday.