Feds Investigate Eric Garner's Death by Cop, Lawmakers Battle for Budget Dominance, Congress Considers War Declaration Against ISIS: P.M. Links


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    Eric Garner's strangling by a New York City cop will be the subject of a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Dismay at the grand jury's failure to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Garner unites Americans across political divisions. At least we can agree on something.
  • Republican Senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Enzi of Wyoming are battling over who gets to head the Senate Budget Committee. (Two will enter, one will leave!)
  • Nathaniel Branden, the successful populizer of Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy even after she broke with him, died yesterday at 84.
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took Barack Obama at his once-upon-a-time word and introduced a resolution to declare war against ISIS to make things all constitutional. The president may not appreciate the gesture.
  • Energy development across parts of the West is on hold for fear it might harm the…greater sage grouse? Really? Apparently, that's a bird.
  • The European Central Bank's decision to hold off for now on further "stimulus" has renewed faith in the euro. A little.
  • Problems plaguing the new Orion space capsule have delayed its launch by at least a day.

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