- Meanwhile, an organization in Syria is saying that Hurricane Sandy was created with advance technology by "heroic Iran."
- A sign of sanity in Greece? The parliament narrowly approved a law freeing up the government to privatize public utilities.
- Afghanistan has announced presidential elections in April 2014, a few months before pull out of the country.
- The Department of Justice has shut down the Bal Harbour, Fla., asset forfeiture program and is ordering them to return $4 million. The tiny police force is accused of using the money to pay for cross-country flights and to grease the palms of informants.
- N.J. Gov. Christ Christie is postponing Halloween until Monday in the state, though technically it's not a government holiday and he has no say in the matter.
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A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
It's safe to say this guy would not make a good president.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
Campus conservatism must take the threat of the far right seriously.