New College Sexual Assault Study Released, Rand Paul Lands New Endorsement, Don't Touch the Pope!: P.M. Links


  • Granted, some members of Congress do act like big babies, though …

    Here's the new college sexual assault survey that people will be quoting from without actually reading closely. It's another "one out of every five women" claim, but relies on voluntary participation in a questionnaire (they got a 19 percent response) and includes categories like unwanted kissing.

  • The law license of Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania attorney general facing criminal charges for misconduct, has been suspended.
  • South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul for president.
  • Members of Congress will not be allowed to touch Pope Francis when he visits them Thursday, and leadership is taking extraordinary efforts to make sure it doesn't happen. I, personally, am hoping for a flying tackle.
  • U.S. and Middle East officials say Iran and Russia have stepped up efforts to prop up President Bashar al-Assad in Syria with secret meetings and the deployment of military equipment.
  • Volkswagen faces potentially $16 billion in fines for allegedly installing software in cars that manipulated emissions data.
  • A start-up drug company run by a former hedge fund manager acquired the drug Daraprim, used to treat parasitic infections, and increased the price from $13.50 a pill to $750.
  • Here is why everybody on Twitter is talking about "pizza rat":

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