Trade Bill Clears House Hurdle as GOP Blocks Democratic Alternative WSJ. Paul Ryan used an obscure jurisdictional issue to block the Democratic alternative from even getting a vote. Considering that Democratic votes are needed to pass the bill, that seems mighty stupid. Two Democrats voted for fast track in committee: Earl Blumenauer and Ron Kind.
There may have been a poison pill in the fast-track trade legislation WaPo. Interesting, it’s a human trafficking piece that could disqualify Malaysia, one of the 12 countries in TPP.
Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die NY Times. We’re not going to have a national conversation about drones, at least not one with any meaningful policy change at stake. But if we ever would, this would provoke it.
After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller POLITICO Magazine (!)
As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Plans to Shift Tone for Justice Dept. NY Times. Playing nice with the cops.
Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corporation Amicus Brief of California Attorney General Kamala Harris in Support of Appellant Stop Foreclosure Fraud. Among the die-hards still seeking accountability on mortgage issues, this is seen as a big deal.
How Robbers Got Cops to Pay Ransoms The Atlantic
Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations NPR. I believe the phrase in the old Connect Four ad was, “Pretty sneaky sis.”
Have We Seen the End of the Eight-Hour Day? The Nation
Pipeline advocate William Shatner holds senior water rights The Sacramento Bee
Genius Elephant Stops Traffic So Little Calf Can Safely Cross The Dodo (h/t furzy mouse)
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