Thursday, November 29, 2012

Newslinks: November 29th, 2012

"The conspiracy therefore was not to mislead the American public but to mislead America's enemies. If Rice had gone beyond her unclassified talking points and said that Ansar al-Sharia was suspected to be behind the Benghazi attacks, no doubt she would now be being hounded for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information."
Peter Bergen, CNN






Colombia pulls out of International Court over Nicaragua.  So what's the point of an International Court if a country can throw a hissy fit and pull out when a ruling does not go their way?


ACLU Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping.
STEM Act Receives Official Opposition From White House.  It expands visas to certain holders of advanced degrees by eliminating another visa program entirely.
Pandora's Internet radio bill hits a wall of opposition in Congress.  One rep called it a "Paycheque reduction act."  And apparently Congress was more interested in raising royalties on terrestrial radio (which currently pays no royalties, unlike internet radio).


BP suspended from new US contracts.  Due to "Lack of Integrity" over their handling of Deepwater Horizon.
Mixed news for AT&T in Consumer Reports wireless survey.


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