Cabinet officials say they’ve
been told to
keep their mouths shut about looming sequestration spending
cuts unless they get clearance from the Office of Management and
Budget. The Pentagon is exempt, though, and the resulting chatter
has reinforced the impression that the cuts are all
John Brennan is expected to face a few questions today about
torture, drone killings and high-level leaks on his way to
taking over the CIA and doing more of the same.
The Supreme Court ponders whether government agents will
need a warrant to collect DNA samples from suspects (the new
professionalism includes a cotton swab).
The alleged assailant in the shooting of a security guard at
the D.C. offices of the Family Research Council
entered a guilty plea.
In the latest development in government transparency, a
Virginia bill would make government documents
presumptively unavailable for public scrutiny.
A former LAPD officer is
suspected in the shootings — one fatal — of three cops. He’s
already sought in the killing of the daughter of a former LAPD
captain as well as the woman’s fiance.
Johnny Hallyday, the celebrated Gallic pop singer of such hits
as … Well, anyway, he
slammed his country’s Socialist government and the political
Left in general for breeding mediocrity.
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