- President Obama
signed the bipartisan spending deal negotiated in Congress
earlier this month while on his vacation in Hawaii. Obama also
signed the latest NDAA,
complaining about the restrictions on Guantanamo detainees it
included and that Congress isn’t doing more about the prison.
- The 9th Circuit Court
ruled that it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles authorities
to demand hotels and motels release guest information to them
without a warrant.
- Glenn Greenwald
defended his defense of Edward Snowden while on MSNBC yesterday
by pointing out that that network shills for Barack Obama 24 hours
- The United Nation
wants the US and Yemen to confirm their roles in two drone
strikes this month that both hit wedding processions in Yemen. The
UN also wants to know what targeting standards are used and whether
there are any plans to compensate victims’ families.
- The US
sent 75 Hellfire missiles to Iraq earlier this month and will
send more as that country battles Al-Qaeda insurgents in the
desert. The Iraqi government has also asked for drones, which the
US plans on sending it.
- John Kerry is “concerned”
about Egypt’s crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood, which it
recently listed as a terrorist organization.
- The federal government is reportedly
working on new regulations for face and hand transplants.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/27/am-links-obama-wants-congress-to-do-more