As a recent Politico feature makes clear, Vice President Joe Biden is still seriously thinking about running for President in 2016. While I’m a strong supporter of primaries because I believe they give the party an chance to debate what they stand for, I fail to see what is either the policy or political case for Biden over Hillary Clinton.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 27, 2014 11:24 am|
Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten.
* UK spy agency intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users (Guardian)
* Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill, SB 1062 (CNN)
* If Money Is Speech, Chevron Just Bought a Megaphone (Truth Out)
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 27, 2014 10:20 am|
With the campaign season just beginning a new CBS News/New York Time poll shows Republicans with a modest lead in the generic ballot. If the election were held today 42 percent would vote for the Republican in their district while only 39 percent would vote for the Democrat.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 27, 2014 9:09 am|
The unredacted emails show staff in the Governor’s Office and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey joking about causing traffic jams in other places. One person singled out was a Rabbi who had irritated Wildstein.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 27, 2014 8:05 am|
This year on August19 the people of Alaska will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell officially signed off on the ballot initiative after meeting with the Division of Elections. Earlier this month the Division of Elections found the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska had turned in enough valid signatures to qualify.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 27, 2014 7:02 am|
Lee Hamilton, a co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, said the information from the FBI about a mole was never disclosed to the commission. The FBI responded by saying it had disclosed “all relevant information.”
|By: BrandonJ Thursday February 27, 2014 5:45 am|
May Chokwe Lumumba rest in peace. More here on the man.
- Now in the Ukraine, the interim government put together a new cabinet
- One U.S. attorney subpoenaed different Bitcoin sites to understand how they respond to cyber attacks
- The House passed a bill delaying IRS regulations on not giving tax-exempt status to political groups
|By: Attaturk Thursday February 27, 2014 1:30 am|
Nevermind the ongoing embarrassment a similar bill caused Arizona — the thought of having a chance to kick certain people out of diners has an appeal to some in the South, tradition and all that.
|By: Suzanne Wednesday February 26, 2014 10:00 pm|
|By: BrandonJ Wednesday February 26, 2014 8:00 pm|
Just 20 years ago, to this day, American comedian Bill Hicks passed away at the age of 32. A fierce social critic often mentioned in circles like George Carlin and Lenny Bruce, Hicks was popular throughout his stand-up career.