Sunday, June 16, 2013

AP top news headlines | Tampa Bay Times

AP top news headlines | Tampa Bay Times: "FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Fort Myers city officials ordered the county's largest food pantry to shut down amid complaints that the shelter is causing traffic delays on a narrow street."

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GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits | UK news | The Guardian

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits | UK news | The Guardian: "Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic."

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Senators skip classified briefing on NSA snooping to catch flights home - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

Senators skip classified briefing on NSA snooping to catch flights home - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com: "Many senators elected to leave Washington early Thursday afternoon instead of attending a briefing with James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA), and other officials. "

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Voters still mad about lack of gun legislation - Public Policy Polling

Voters still mad about lack of gun legislation - Public Policy Polling: "PPP's newest national poll finds on the 6th month anniversary of Newtown that voters are still angry with Congress over the lack of action on expanded background checks. They continue to have overwhelming bipartisan support with 71% of voters favoring them to only 22% who are opposed. That includes an 85/10 spread among Democrats, a 66/23 one with independents, and a 57/35 one with Republicans."

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'Hastert Rule' Pushed by Insurgent Republicans | Goppers

'Hastert Rule' Pushed by Insurgent Republicans | Goppers: "Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., is helping to lead the effort, circulating a petition among GOP lawmakers.

“This is an effort led by a growing group of members in our Republican conference that want to ensure we fight for policies that the majority of our conference supports,” he said in a statement. “Codifying the Hastert Rule reinforces our resolve to consider legislation that doesn’t grow government and doesn’t cede legislative power to the minority party. I believe this will actually strengthen the hands of our Republican leadership by fostering a unified voice among our conference.”

It’s not the first time Salmon has taken on leadership. In 1997, he supported a “coup” attempt against then-Speaker Newt Gingrich and pushed him to quit after the 1998 elections."

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Boy, 4, shot by 5-year-old in Winston-Salem | Piedmont - WXII Home

Boy, 4, shot by 5-year-old in Winston-Salem | Piedmont - WXII Home:

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