A.M. Links: FBI Quietly Changes Primary Function, Senate Democrats To Focus on Middle Class, Angela Merkel Fractures Pelvis

  • The FBI has quietly replaced “law enforcement” with “national
    ” as its declared primary function.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nev.) said Sunday
    that Democrats will focus on the middle class in 2014 and attempt
    to extend emergency
    unemployment benefits
  • The Senate is poised to confirm Janet Yellen as the next

    Federal Reserve chair
    , making her one of the most powerful
    figures in world economic circles.
  • Citing health concerns in her family, Liz Cheney is
    ending her campaign
    for Senate in Wyoming.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel
    fractured her pelvis
    while skiing, forcing her to cancel
    meetings for the next three weeks.
  • A senior Iranian military official offered
    limited military
    aid to Iraq
    in order to battle Al Qaeda fighters in the
    neighboring country.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/06/am-links-fbi-quietly-changes-primary-fun

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