World Awaits ISIL Speech, Obama Administration a Bit Understaffed, What Is This Police Militarization You Speak Of?: P.M. Links

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    The world breaks out the popcorn awaiting just what President Obama has in mind, strategy-wise, for his Wednesday ISIL speech.

  • Senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are shocked—shocked!—to discover the federal government is providing $1 billion in military gear every year to police departments around the country.
  • So much to do, and nobody to do it—the Obama administration finds itself shorthanded as "talent" heads for the doors and the Senate seems in no rush to confirm a new batch of seatwarmers.
  • The latest tussle over accused Boston blomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is over whether he'll be tried in Massachusetts or someplace else. The defense wants to move proceedings to Washington, D.C., where Tsarnaev can certainly find a jury of his peers.
  • Activists and clergy in Ferguson, Missouri, say maybe it's time to pick up Officer Darren Wilson and charge him with something. Hmmm. Wonder how long it would have taken to charge Michael Brown if he'd been the one to squeeze the trigger?
  • The conservative Breitbart News Network is being audited by the IRS. Wonder if that has anything to do with— Nah. Must be a coincidence.
  • The Ebola death toll climbs to 2,296, with no end in sight. So get those bunkers stocked up, you preppers!

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