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(Reuters): "Internet monitoring must have proper limits, Merkel tells Obama" (New York Times): "Extending a hand abroad, Obama often finds cold shoulders" (The Hill): "House passes late-term abortion ban" (Talking Points Memo): "Nate Silver: Politico co-founders lack 'curiosity for the world outside the bubble" (USA Today): "Journalist Michael Hastings dead at 33"
By Carl I have an idea that might help ease the transition from the “Quantitative Easing” (QE) policy of the Fed over the past five years to a more free market oriented capital market. More after the break: Here in the U.S., one thing is clear: The market is so accustomed to stimulus from QE that it is poised to retrench if it is cut off. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyJust as it’s always the most anti-gay crusader who gets caught with the rent boy, it’s the hard-core anti-big-guvamint rightie who gets caught pilfering from the taxpayers. Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his...Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyThere is an outside chance that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) could become law. On Monday, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) signed on as the bill’s 51st cosponsor. The legislation would outlaw workplace discrimination...Show More Summary
(Politico): "President Obama: I'm not Dick Cheney" (USA Today): "Justices: Arizona voter registration rules go too far" (Reuters): "Putin faces isolation over Syria as G8 ratchets up pressure" (CNN Money): "Ex-trader charged with Libor rigging in U.K." (New York Times): "Iran president-elect wants to ease strains with US, but sees no direct ties"
By Carl ….they often get crossed. And then what you gonna do? White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that “the scope and scale” of assistance to Syrian rebels will expand, based on evidence that the Assad government is gaining ground in the protracted civil war and that it may have used chemical weapons in the conflict. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyOver the weekend the story went out on CNET that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that the N.S.A. can listen in on any phone call it wants to without a warrant.Except he didn’t say that. Update at 2:50 p.m. ET on June 16: We’re pulling the plug on this story, following Rep. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes I've got a great way to make a group of people think that the government is complete corrupt and without any accountability. It's really easy. Have the people on TV tell them every day about some terrible scandal. Of course, there is no actual scandal. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyThere is a chance that the Supreme Court will hand down rulings today on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 cases. Mondays are usually good for Court rulings, so it will either be today or a week from today.There are any number of ways the Court could rule on DOMA. Show More Summary
(USA Today): "G-8: Obama arrives in Northern Ireland" (Reuters): "Obama does not feel Americans privacy violated: chief of staff" (ThinkProgress): "Lindsey Graham warns GOP: 'It doesn't matter who we run in 2016' if immigration reform falls" (CNN): "CNN Poll: Obama approval falls amid controversies" (New York Times): "From inner circle of Iran, a pragmatic victor"
(CNET): "NSA admits listening to US phone calls without warrants" (Politico): "Cheney defends NSA surveillance" (Boston Globe): ""Markey holds solid lead over Gomez, poll says" (New York Times): "Bill schools Barry on Syria" (The Guardian): "North Korea proposes talks with US to ease tensions"
(CBS News): "Hasan Rowhani, moderate cleric, pulls off Iranian election win" (Boston Herald): "Clinton to attend rally for Markey in Worcester" (The Daily News): "Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs 'Merry Christmas bill' into law" (New York Times): "Fears of national ID with immigration bill" (The Daily Beast): "The Supreme Court gets in right, naturally"
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: The Ed Markey(D) Senate campaign Where: Massachusetts What's going on: With the special Senate election in Massachusetts about a week and a half away, both campaigns are bringing out their best stuff. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes I came upon two excellent articles yesterday that attack supply side economic dogma. But before I get to that, I want to run through a small thought experiment using my friend Will. He has built a company from the ground up, Dirt Cheap Computers. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyFrom TPM: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a longtime immigration reform advocate, said Friday that because immigrants are “more fertile” they are a crucial source of labor for the United States.“Immigrants create far...Show More Summary
(FiveThirtyEight): "Polls show chemical weapons affect public view on Syria" (Gail Collins - NYT): "The other side of the story" (Houston Chronicle): "Gomez leans on military past on Mass. Senate race" (The Guardian): "Iran presidential election: second round forecast after late flurry at polls" (Politico): "Paul Ryan explains GOP's 2012 loses"
By Carl OK, I mean, it’s nice that this highly intrusive program has paid dividends. That’s great that we can get some bang for our bucks.No pun intended.There is a point where we have to wonder if there wouldn’t have been any other way of getting around to stopping terror attacks that this program netted. Show More Summary
(ThinkProgress): "Four states pushing through last-minute abortion restrictions before lawmakers break for summer" (Politicker): "Judges reject objection to Christie decision on U.S. Senate special election; say governor acted properly"...Show More Summary
By Ali Ezzatyar Ali Ezzatyar is a lawyer and executive director of the Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Democracy in the Middle East. He is a frequent contributor to The Reaction. The dust does not seem to be settling at all on protests in Turkey this week. Show More Summary
By Carl A Haaretz op-ed opines that Israel should follow Nelson Mandela's lead in trying to come to grips with the Palestinian question: The first and clearest lesson one can learn from Mandela is that peace is only achievable if the putative peacemakers believe in it. Show More Summary