The White House said it was not considering clemency for Edward Snowden, and that the whistleblower should return to the U.S. to be prosecuted. The National Security Agency, meanwhile, denies Snowden expressed concern about the illegality of its surveillance program and says it can only find one relevant e-mail from the former contractor. And in the city of secrets, even President Obama's lunch with Hillary Clinton is one.
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russia has finally removed its troops from the Ukrainian border. Rebels in Ukraine, meanwhile, shot down a military helicopter outside of Sloviansk, killing 12.
- The Supreme Court denied an attempt by lawyers for alleged mass shooter James Holmes to compel FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter to testify about her sources in his trial.
- A bill passed in Connecticut would require police to track stun gun use. If signed, it will be the first such law in the country.
- Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will pay a record $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, while under rules of the Sterling Family Trust co-owner Donald Sterling was reportedly ruled mentally unfit to try to prevent the sale.
- Google Maps now offers directions in North Korea.
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks