Mitt's Missing Minutes, Fast and Furious Blame, Clint Eastwood Waxes Philosophical: P.M. Links
With Mitt Romney taking a media battering over his "47percent" comments, conservatives ask questions about a gap in the recording at what could be a crucial spot.
- An internal Justice Department report on the "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal doles out healthy servings of blame to the DOJ and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
- Some years into the ongoing economic debacle that is Greece, it occurs to a government official that making it less than impossible to do business in the country might be advisable.
- The U.S. government's war on medical marijuana continues, with ten dispensaries arm-twisted into closing their doors in Colorado, and a raid on a state-sanctioned marijuana farm in Oregon.
- Clint Eastwood sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and touted the leave-people-alone attractions of libertarianism. The audience applauded, instantly persuaded of the merits of tolerance and letting people run their own lives. Yeah … I had you going for a moment.
- Kansas is shy $9 billion to meet its pension obligations, and Texas Republicans battle one another over how — and even whether — pensions should be reformed.
- With tensions rising between Israel and Iran, Palestinians largely shrug the matter off.
- King County, Washington, will have to cough up $300,000 in sanctions after it was caught concealing the violent history of a sheriff's deputy from attorneys representing a man left brain damaged by that officer. Further damages are expected to be forthcoming. Yes, the deputy is still on the payroll.
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