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Lawmakers seek to stymie
plan to shift control of
drone campaign from
CIA to Pentagon

Washington Post, by Greg Miller

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/15/2014 10:20:06 PM

Congress has moved to block President Obama’s plan to shift control of the U.S. drone campaign from the CIA to the Defense Department, inserting a secret provision in the massive government spending bill introduced this week that would preserve the spy agency’s role in lethal counterterrorism operations, U.S. officials said. The measure, included in a classified annex to the $1.1 trillion federal budget plan, would restrict the use of any funding to transfer unmanned aircraft or the authority to carry out drone strikes from the CIA to the Pentagon, officials said. The provision represents an unusually direct intervention by lawmakers

      


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Lawmakers seek to stymie
plan to shift control of
drone campaign from
CIA to Pentagon
Washington Post, by Greg Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/15/2014 10:20:06 PM     Post Reply
Congress has moved to block President Obama’s plan to shift control of the U.S. drone campaign from the CIA to the Defense Department, inserting a secret provision in the massive government spending bill introduced this week that would preserve the spy agency’s role in lethal counterterrorism operations, U.S. officials said. The measure, included in a classified annex to the $1.1 trillion federal budget plan, would restrict the use of any funding to transfer unmanned aircraft or the authority to carry out drone strikes from the CIA to the Pentagon, officials said. The provision represents an unusually direct intervention by lawmakers

   

 

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In a word: Former Defense
secretary assesses the eight
presidents he´s served.
USA Today, by Susan Page    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/15/2014 7:29:39 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — Robert Gates, whose career leading the CIA and the Pentagon perhaps didn´t lend itself to levity, is clearly unenthusiastic about the idea of describing each of the eight presidents he´s served in a word or two. But in an interview Tuesday with USA TODAY´s Capital Download, Gates — who after all is promoting his new book — agrees to give it a try. LBJ? "Tragic figure." Richard Nixon? "America´s strangest president." Gerald Ford? "Greatly underestimated." Jimmy Carter? "Too unfocused, too many priorities." Ronald Reagan? "Visionary leader." George H.W. Bush? "Another greatly underestimated president." Bill Clinton? He notes

Amid focus on lighter cars
and fuel efficiency, big
performance vehicles steal the show
Washington Post, by Michael A. Fletcher    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/14/2014 9:50:07 PM     Post Reply
DETROIT — No sign of economic strife mars the dazzling floors of the North American International Auto Show, where Vice President Biden is expected to lead a contingent of Obama administration officials Wednesday and Thursday in what amounts to a victory lap. The U.S. automobile industry was on the brink of collapse before the administration invested $80 billion to prop it up in the face of widespread opposition. Now the vast majority of bailout money has been recouped and car companies are thriving. But if Washington saved the domestic auto business, it has yet to transform it into the small-car-producing,

Obama working to mobilize
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to promote White House agenda
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/14/2014 9:47:40 PM     Post Reply
Faced with a recalcitrant Congress and a constrained budget, President Obama and his top aides are increasingly working to mobilize an outside coalition of corporate, nonprofit and academic groups to promote White House economic and social policies. The strategy will be on display Thursday as the White House holds a summit with more than 100 college and university presidents, who will promise to enroll more low-income students and ensure that they graduate. This month, the administration also will sponsor a session for corporations that pledge to hire the long-term unemployed. The president is privately exhorting his allies to do more

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/14/2014 9:41:24 PM     Post Reply
Foreign plaintiffs cannot bring suit in America against foreign defendants for events that took place entirely on foreign soil, according to a Jan. 14 unanimous judgment by the Supreme Court. If part of a global business empire committed illegal acts involving foreigners in a foreign country, but also owns a subsidiary in America, those foreigners cannot sue here for those illegal acts. It would violate the Due Process Clause of the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment for any state courts here in the U.S. to claim jurisdiction over the foreign company. The case is Daimler AG v. Bauman. Twenty-two Argentinians sued Mercedes

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/14/2014 8:59:40 PM     Post Reply
Last month, the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray discretionary spending bill was unveiled. Sort of unveiled, anyway: it didn’t actually exist, but was summarized in a series of bullet points. Now the bill has taken tangible form. Here it is, all 2,860 pages, including explanatory statements: The House is expected to vote on the omnibus spending bill tomorrow, less than 48 hours after copies became available. No one will have read the law; this is government by press release. The bill is advertised at $1.1 trillion, but in the brief time available, Republican Senate staffers have found that it actually spends $18

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/14/2014 7:59:16 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/14/2014 7:51:01 AM     Post Reply
The Journal reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is unlikely to file any criminal charges in the targeting of conservative political organizations by the Internal Revenue Service. Yet Cleta Mitchell, an attorney who represents many of the targets, says that the FBI has never contacted any of her clients to discuss their treatment at the hands of the IRS. "Shouldn´t law enforcement talk to the victims in an investigation?," she asks in an email. "That´s like investigating a burglary without interviewing the burgled," notes a Journal editorial. The press corps suddenly cares a great deal about cancelled meetings in

Health-insurance sign-ups by
young adults are off pace
seen as key to new law’s success
Washington Post, by Amy Goldstein and Sandhya Somashkehar    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/13/2014 10:04:31 PM     Post Reply
Young adults account for slightly less than one-fourth of the Americans who signed up for health plans during the initial three months of federal and state insurance marketplaces — fewer so far than the government has said will be needed to make the economics of the new exchanges work. The figures, part of a monthly progress report on the marketplaces that was issued Monday, offer the first glimpse into whether the health plans available under the Affordable Care Act are becoming provinces of the old and sick or are managing to attract young, healthy people who have not previously considered

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spending bill in bipartisan compromise
Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/13/2014 10:02:15 PM     Post Reply
Congressional negotiators late Monday unveiled a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year and end the lingering threat of another government shutdown. With a deadline fast approaching at midnight Wednesday, House and Senate leaders were preparing a temporary bill to keep the government open through the weekend. That would give lawmakers a few days to review the new measure, which could run to more than 1,000 pages and will stretch into every corner of the federal government. The spending bill puts flesh on the bones of a bipartisan budget deal

GOP’s big tent springs a
hole over Christie flap Party
divided over best response to ‘Bridgegate’
Washington Times, by Ralph Z. Hallow    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/13/2014 9:40:12 PM     Post Reply
If the GOP is still the party of the big tent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie needs to check the roof over his section for a gaping hole. Over the past few days, Republican establishment leaders have rained down on Mr. Christie with a barrage of opinions — sometimes contradictory — in response to the media-driven fury over the closing of lanes on a New Jersey bridge that has put Mr. Christie’s 2016 presidential ambitions at risk. Some party leaders have suggested “Bridgegate” is a small-potatoes scandal unworthy of attention, or pleaded to give Mr. Christie the benefit of the

   

 

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Under Obama, Wall Street soars
while Main Street hurts
Washington Times, by Patrice Hill    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/13/2014 9:37:48 PM     Post Reply
Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his



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