- MoPo ProductionsPolls continue to
show a majority of Americans opposed to US intervention in
Syria. The eventual vote in Congress could
become a major issue in the 2016 elections; Hillary Clinton has
already come out in favor of authorization. Her support for the
Iraq war a decade ago contributed to her 2008 primary loss.
Meanwhile, Republicans like Ted Cruz are sounding like Democrats
like Dennis Kucinich; Cruz
warned the US military shouldn’t act as “Al Qaeda’s air force”
by intervening in Syria. The resolution currently being
considered by the Senate would limit the duration of US
intervention and prohibit the use of ground forces. In the
became the first European country to offer blanket asylum to
Syrian refugees, of which there are now more than 2 million
according to the UN., while Turkey’s prime minister
says his country is ready to join the anti-Syria coalition. He
did not specify whether that meant Turkey’s armed forces would
participate. Russia’s Vladimir Putin
continues to warn Western powers against unilateral
intervention, saying any action in Syria should be approved by the
UN Security Council, where Russia has veto power.
- Two of the original sponsors of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act, former Democratic presidential hopefuls Walter
Mondale and Gary Hart, are
participating in a lawsuit seeking to have the NSA’s domestic
data collection activities ruled unconstitutional.
- Al Qaeda is
asking engineers to figure out how the terrorist group might be
able to sabotage and shoot down drones the US operates.
- A judge in Ohio
ordered a man who threatened police during 911 calls to wear an
“idiot” sign outside the police station three hours a day for a
- Ariel Castro, the school bus driver who was sentenced to life
in prison for holding three women captive in his home for nearly a
suicide in jail.
- Positive pregnancy tests for sale on Craigslist is a
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