- Rick Perry could not name three government agencies he would close during last night's presidential debate. He was able to name two, the departments of Commerce and Education, but simply could not settle on a third. Per usual, the geniuses at his campaign turned Perry's poor debate performance into a chance to raise money with an email that began like this: "President Obama is still trying to find all 57 states. Ronald Reagan got lost somewhere on the Pacific Highway in an answer to a debate question. Gerald Ford ate a tamale without removing the husk. And tonight Rick Perry forgot the third agency he wants to eliminate. Just goes to show there are too damn many federal agencies."
- The Guardian: "Reports emerging from Brussels said that Germany and France had begun preliminary talks on a break-up of the eurozone, amid fears that Italy would be too big to rescue."
- According to newly FOIA'd documents, J. Edgar Hoover referred to the L.A. Times' Jack Nelson as a "a lice-covered ferret" and put him on an "untouchables" list because he thought Nelson was going to out him as gay.
- WaPo: "The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops' remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, a practice that officials have since abandoned in favor of burial at sea."
- Courtesy of Foreign Policy, "a list of 19 things that many insiders and veterans of Afghanistan agree to be true about the war there, but that generals can't say in public."
- California tech company Blue Coat is incredibly popular with repressive regimes.
- Portland Occupier arrested for tossing molotov cocktail.
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