Special Forces in Iraq; Boehner to Sue Obama; Courts Rule on Phones, Aereo, and Gay Marriage: P.M. Links


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    The Syrian government conducted airstrikes in Iraq today, killing 57 civilians. Instead of backing away slowly and mumbling about leaving the stove on, the U.S. sent in special forces.

  • "The Constitution makes it clear that a president's job is to faithfully execute the laws. In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws," said House Speaker John Boehner, confirming today that he intends to sue President Obama for overstepping his executive authority.
  • It's been a busy day in a couple of courts. The Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search a cell phone and that tech company Aereo's television streaming business is illegal. A federal appeals court upheld gay marriage in Utah, while another federal court struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage.
  • A Commerce Department report released today says that the U.S. economy shrank 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014. It's just shrinkage from the cold weather, I swear.
  • The Chicago City Council voted to severely restrict potential locations for gun stores and will require every firearm transaction to be recorded on video.
  • The Cleveland Indians could get hit with $9 billion lawsuit over their name and mascot if Robert Roche of the American Indian Education Center follows through with a threat he made today.

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