Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Syria Resolution, Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon, Pledge of Allegiance Faces Legal Challenge: P.M. Links


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  • Libertarians and liberals are coming together to oppose military intervention in Syria. Although the GOP leadership in the House is supporting Obama's push for Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria many Republicans are not keen on authorizing such a move. Today French lawmakers debated a military intervention in Syria. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing military action against Syria in a 10-7 vote.
  • Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified information to Wikileaks.
  • The Pledge of Allegiance is facing a legal challenge from an anonymous atheist couple in Massachusetts, who claim that the pledge violates the state's equal protection laws.
  • Obama has raised the possibility of new laws being used to curb some of the NSA's powers.
  • A church in North Carolina has apologized for requesting white-only greeters.
  • New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has filed a lawsuit against City Council in a bid to overturn a law that would make it easier for citizens targeted by the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" program to sue.

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