The defeated bill would have required approval from a federal court before reporters’ phone records were subpoenaed. Darrell Issa, who condemned the AP subpoena Monday, was one of only 21 House Members to vote against the bill.
At an investment conference in California, Niall Ferguson blames Keynesianism on the gay and barren. UPDATE: Ferguson apologizes.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s best friend was among the victims in the bloody 2011 homicide. Surprised “Tam” skipped the funeral.
See what’s written on the other side of the sign.
The Tennessee congressman sent a few fond tweets to Victoria Brink on the night of the State of the Union, then quickly deleted them. Frank Thorp of NBC News reported this evening that she is his long-lost daughter.
Desert Gardens, Scented Candles and Unusual Histories. (UPDATED with herding cats cartoon)
The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post labels Wayne LaPierre a “GUN NUT” and “NRA loon” in the wake of his bizarre news conference Friday. The Daily News piles on.
Oh. My. God. UPDATE: Convincing suggestions that this may be a hoax.
A look at how some outlets abroad have covered the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
This monkey made our Sunday on twitter.
And the oddsmakers take a beating. Crist, who governed Florida as a Republican, endorsed President Obama’s reelection and spoke at the Democratic National Convention this year.
One United States Senator’s war on the antlered set plays out on Twitter.
The president has always been subtly clear— even when his aides were not — that the purpose of the Abbottabad raid was to end Osama bin Laden’s life. Michael Lewis’ deeply reported Vanity Fair article seems to adopt that clarity.
Buried in a Guardian article on Vladimir Putin leading a Siberian crane migration in a glider (!), the Russian president shares his thoughts on orgies. (h/t @danahoule)
In a marked contrast to Bill Clinton’s extemporaneous address, the president’s convention speech mostly adhered to the prepared text. Obama’s most notable departure from his prepared remarks was a call back to Clinton’s “arithmetic” line.