Obama Says All is Well in Fight Against ISIS, Spy Agencies Targeted App Stores, Senate Clears Barrier to Fast-Track Trade Authority: P.M. Links
International opposition to Islamic State is doing just fine, says President Obama, days after the fall of Ramadi in Iraq. Next up for the homicidal fanatics: keeping everybody guessing about their plans for the ancient archeological treasures of Palmyra.
- The NSA and other intelligence agencies targeted app stores to plant spyware on smartphones, files released by Edward Snowden reveal. They also went after a popular Chinese mobile browser.
- With mostly Republican support, the Senate pushed past an initial hurdle to fast-track trade negotiating authority for the president. The measure faces another Senate vote and tough opposition in the House.
- Jobless claims rose a hair more than expected, but economists say it's getting so much better all the time.
- Actually, in much of the U.S., the economy is still a touch sluggish. A dozen states have yet to recover the jobs lost in the recession.
- National Archives officials were worried about Hillary Clinton's proprietary approach to official records even before she left the State Department.
- Do you have big Memorial Day weekend plans? You may already be on the road.