A.M. Links: Obama, Reid Were Against Nuclear Option Before They Were For it, Saudi Police Arrest Men For Offering Free Hugs, Miley Cyrus' Parents Not Worried About Her Drug Use


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  • Yesterday, Senate Democrats invoked the so-called nuclear option to prevent Republicans from filibustering most presidential nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) were against the "nuclear option" before they were for it.
  • Officials in the Philippines have raised the Typhoon Haiyan death toll to more than 4,900.  
  • Religious police in Saudi Arabia have arrested two men for offering free hugs.
  • Miley Cyrus' parents are not worried about her drug use.
  • The number of homeless people in the U.S. has declined for the third year in a row.
  • A Tennessee county judge has said that drug testing judges would be a waste of taxpayers' money.

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