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Edward Snowden Faces Toughest Interview So Far: “The Only Time You Can Be Free From Risk Is In Prison”

JOHN OLIVER: No one cares. They don't give a shit. ED SNOWDEN: We spied on UNICEF — the U.N. Children's Fund. JOHN OLIVER: Sure. What was UNICEF doing? I mean that's the question there, isn't it. ED SNOWDEN: The question is are these programs valuable. Are we going to be safer when we are spying […]

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Letter From Washington: Gay Rights Still an Issue for G.O.P. Base

Heading into a presidential election, the powerful conservative right can be expected to set litmus tests for Republican candidates, Albert R. Hunt writes. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Diplomatic Memo: Outline of Iran Nuclear Deal Sounds Different From Each Side

A review of the statements released by the United States and Iran shows some significant divisions over the terms of the accord. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Chelsea Manning Starts Tweeting From Military Prison

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the Army soldier in prison for handing over a massive trove of classified documents to Wikileaks, has joined Twitter. Full News here – Washington Wire

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First Ad From Ted Cruz Campaign Highlights His Parents

Ted Cruz has made his parents’ story a centerpiece of “Blessing,” the Texas senator’s first campaign ad as a presidential candidate. Full News here – First Draft

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What’s Still Missing From the Iran Nuclear Framework

Michael Singh: In many respects, what has been omitted from the framework for an Iran nuclear deal is as important as what was included. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Dueling Blogposts From Larry Summers and Ben Bernanke

Robert Litan: Mr. Summers’s main prescription for how to encourage growth in the short term and long term is more infrastructure spending, whose economic value should easily exceed current low borrowing costs. Full News here – Washington Wire

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The Threat to Obama From the Courts

Jeffrey Toobin, The New YorkerIt may appear that the Republican Congress represents the greatest threat to President Obama’s agenda and legacy. But in the larger scheme of things, Congress is an annoyance. It’s the courts that are the threat. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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American Pharmacists Association Discourages Members From Providing Lethal Injection Drugs

The American Pharmacists Association, a major professional organization of pharmacists, adopted a policy Monday discouraging its 62,000 members from providing drugs for executions. On the final day of the group’s annual meeting in San Diego, its governing body approved a policy declaring that participation in lethal injections violates the profession’s core values: The American Pharmacists […]

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From Jailer to Jailed

From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054 by Bernard B. Kerik. “Bernard Kerik was New York City’s police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks… In 2004, Kerik was nominated by President George W. Bush to head the US Department of Homeland Security. Now, he is a former Federal Prison […]

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