A.M. Links: Obama Says He’s Willing To Use Executive Power, Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize, Pot Activists To Put Up Billboard Ads Near Super Bowl Stadium

  • In last night’s State of the Union address President Obama said
    that he wants to work with Congress but is willing to use
    executive power
  • The Supreme Court has granted
    a temporary stay
    of execution for Missouri inmate Herbert
    Smulls. Missouri has not said which compounding pharmacy the
    execution drugs come from. Read Reason Foundation’s Lauren Galik’s
    article on Smulls
  • Ukraine’s first post-independence president has said that
    Ukraine is on the
    “brink of civil war.”
  • NSA whistle-blower
    Edward Snowden
    has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel peace

  • Marijuana activists
    are planning to put up billboard ads near
    the stadium where the Super Bowl is being held. The ads will say
    that marijuana is safer than alcohol.
  • The head of Britain’s spy agency GCHQ,
    which like the NSA has been criticized following the Snowden
    revelations, is stepping down. The Foreign Office claims the move
    has nothing to do with reporting on Snowden’s leaks.

from Hit & Run

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