A.M. Links: Obama Approval Rating Down Precipitously, White House Tours Canceled, Hugo Chavez Dead


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    President Obama's approval rating is at 43 percent, down 7 points from two weeks ago, in the Reuters/IPSOS poll.

  • Google is now including information on the national security letters it receives and how many users they affect (between one and two thousand last year) in its Transparency Report, despite a gag order that comes with the letters.
  • White House tours have been canceled for the sequester.
  • Venezuelans in America cheered the death of Hugo Chavez and are cautiously optimistic about the country's future.
  • The United Kingdom will be sending body armor and armored vehicles to Syria's rebels, as the refugee population tops a million.
  • The European Union fined Microsoft $731 million over Internet Explorer. What is this, the 90s?

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