Paul Criticizes Cruz, Inmates Signing Up to Obamacare, Clapper Says US Intelligence Didn't Fail Ahead of Russian Invasion of Crimea: P.M. Links


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  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has criticized his colleague Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in an op-ed for Breitbart News, in which he takes Cruz to task for saying that the GOP has nominated insufficiently conservative presidential candidates in the past and for his frequent references to Reagan.
  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that U.S. intelligence did not fail ahead of the Russian invasion of Crimea.
  • The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection, thereby temporarily halting U.S. legal action against the Japan-based company.
  • Thai officials say that tickets used to board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that were linked to stolen passports were purchased by an Iranian man.
  • Inmates are signing up to Obamacare in order to receive benefits once they're released.
  • NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden told the SXSW conference via video link that mass surveillance carried out by governments across the globe is "setting fire to the future of the internet."

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