A.M. Links: Trolling the Newest Tool in Counterterrorism, Drone Strike Victims' Families Sue U.S., Voter Fraud Alleged in Philadelphia
The State Department's newest counterterrorism project, "Viral Peace," aims to troll extremists on the internet to discourage others from being radicalized. The project's seed money budget is in the thousands of dollars.
- Family members of three Americans killed in drone strikes in Yemen filed a federal lawsuit against top officials at the CIA and the Pentagon, including Leon Panetta.
- John McCain strongly condemned political attacks against Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton. Michele Bachmann has led a charge questioning whether Abedin is influencing State Department policy in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, because she is Muslim? "These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit. And they need to stop now," McCain said.
- Justice Antonin Scalia denied a falling out with Chief Justice John Roberts over last month's ObamaCare ruling.
- The lone Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission alleges a wide range of voter fraud in May's primary election, including "[p]eople voting twice, voting by non-citizens who are not eligible to vote, to people voting who are not registered to vote, to people voting in parties other than their own," in a report released yesterday.
- Kim Jung Un was given the title of marshall, the highest rank in the army, after he sacked the army chief in a move to consolidate power. Though the new Kim speaks in public much more often than his dead father, no reforms are expected and North Korea remains a totalitarian hell-hole.
- There are bronies in the military.
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