Barbara Boxer

One Muslim Group Unhappy About Charlie Hebdo Cover; Risen Won't Be Asked to Name Names; Kamala Harris Running for Senate: P.M. Links


  • A Muslim group in Egypt (a country that notably imprisons dissidents and journalists, even Muslim ones) is warning Charlie Hebdo not to publish its latest issue with Mohammad on the cover. I don't think it's going to work.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Reporter James Risen will not be called to the stand to testify in the trial against Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking Risen classified information for a book. Risen had said he would not name his anonymous source, even if ordered to do so, and was risking jail time.
  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat, has announced that she intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Barbara Boxer will be vacating come 2016.
  • Jury selection began today in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, accused of being the operator of online black market Silk Road.
  • The passwords on a bunch of social media accounts over at the Department of Defense changed after somebody managed to take control of Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts yesterday and post pro-ISIS comments.
  • CNN has gotten permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones for reporting. Maybe they'll finally find Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
  • A federal judge has struck down South Dakota's ban on gay marriage recognition, but stayed the ruling pending appeal.

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