To follow up on two posts from this morning, Mitch McConnell did indeed succeed in maintaining a filibuster of the THUD appropriations bill, to the greater glory of his “clout.”
Here are some more mid-day news and views:
* Russia grants Edward Snowden temporary (one year) asylum, allowing him finally to leave Moscow airport.
* Daily Caller gives primary challenger Matt Bevin platform for taunting Mitch McConnell on Obamacare “de-funding.” Interesting.
* Brad DeLong pushes back against liberal hostility to Larry Summers.
* TNR’s Molly Redden mocks Politico’s coverage of “war” between Christie and Paul.
* New York Times‘ Steve Greenhouse provides overview of fast-food worker strikes.
And in non-political news:
* Ariel Castro sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years after conviction on 937 counts ranging from aggravated murder to criminal assault.
I haven’t had the news hooks to post more than two anti-war music videos so far today, but here’s one recommended by c u n d gulag:
Back after a break.