A.M. Links: Drone Strike Against Pakistan Taliban Leader Killed Peace Process Says Interior Minister, European Agencies Cooperated on Mass Surveillance, Toronto Mayor Wants Cops to Release Alleged Crack Video

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  • Pakistan’s interior minister
    the killing of the leader of the Pakistani Taliban has
    effectively ended the attempt at a peace process in the country.
    to a new book on the Obama Administration, President
    Obama bragged to aides that he was “really good at killing
  • The intelligence services of France, Germany, Spain and Sweden
    been working together with the United Kingdom’s GCHQ
    on developing methods to conduct mass surveillance of Internet and
    telephone communications. GCHQ and the NSA have been criticized for
    those practices in part by some of the political leaders in the
    European countries whose intelligence services they have been
    cooperating with.
  • The White House and top lawmakers in Congress continue to

    calls for clemency for Edward Snowden, whose disclosures
    have revealed the breadth of the NSA’s mass surveillance
  • John Kerry
    to Egypt to tell Egyptians that democracy brings
    stability, which brings jobs, as part of his call for the violence
    in the country to stop. Meanwhile, the former president, Mohammed
    Morsi, claimed
    in front of the court where he is on trial that the case against
    him was illegitimate as he remained the country’s legitimate
  • The White House
    Barack Obama considered dumping Joe Biden as his running
    mate for the 2012 election.
  • Rep. Mike Michaud, who is running for governor of Maine in
    2014, has come out
    as gay.
  • Paul Ciancia has been
    with the murder of a TSA agent in last week’s shooting
    at the Los Angeles International Airport.
  • An attorney for the mayor of Toronto has called on
    the city’s police department to release a video alleged to show
    Mayor Bob Ford smoking crack. His attorney says it shows no such

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/04/am-links-drone-strike-against-pakistan-t

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