A.M. Links: Obama Wants Congress to Do More on Guantanamo, UN Wants US, Yemen to Come Clean About Wedding Drone Bombings, Feds Want to Regulate Face, Hand Transplants

  • a face, a hand, a disappointPresident Obama
    the bipartisan spending deal negotiated in Congress
    earlier this month while on his vacation in Hawaii. Obama also
    signed the latest NDAA,
    about the restrictions on Guantanamo detainees it
    included and that Congress isn’t doing more about the prison.
  • The 9th Circuit Court
    that it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles authorities
    to demand hotels and motels release guest information to them
    without a warrant.
  • Glenn Greenwald
    his defense of Edward Snowden while on MSNBC yesterday
    by pointing out that that network shills for Barack Obama 24 hours
    a day.
  • The United Nation
    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
    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
    on new regulations for face and hand transplants.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/27/am-links-obama-wants-congress-to-do-more

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