Iraq Requests U.S. Airstrikes, Patent Office Won't Renew 'Redskins' Name, 'Bitcoin Bowl' Comes to College Football: P.M. Links


  • Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl

    Iraq has formally requested that the U.S. launch airstrikes against the insurgents in the country, but President Obama isn't so sure about that tactic anymore.

  • The White House intends to try Ahmed Abu Khattala, who allegedly led the 2012 Benghazi attack, as a civilian in the U.S. court system.  
  • The Federal Reserve today lowered its projection for economic growth this year from 3 percent to between 2.1 percent and 2.3 percent.
  • The Patent and Trademark Office is cancelling six trademarks associated with the Washington Redskins football team, saying that the name is "disparaging to Native Americans."
  • Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) (Bipartisanship! Whoo!) want to raise the federal gas and diesel taxes by 12 cents
  • For the next four years, the collegiate football bowl game in St. Petersburg, Florida, will be known as the Bitcoin Bowl—which, if nothing else, sounds better than its previous names: The Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl and The magicJack Bowl. 

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