GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! He's got this dream about buyin' some land. He's gonna give up the booze and the one night stands. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
The Senate asks the CIA to show them an internal report that might not be too favorable about the way the spy agency handles detentions and interrogations. Oh, it can't be all that bad!
A new amnesty law is on the verge of being passed in Russia, which means potential good news for members of Pussy Riot and Greenpeace who may be set free.
Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general was detained and strip searched in New York on visa fraud charges... and PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY.
America's tech giants visit the White House and are dismayed that the President only wanted their ideas on how to fix healthcare.gov and not cybersnooping.gov.
However, the President is meeting with an intelligence task force to discuss their ideas for "modifying" the way the NSA snoops.
The Senate could possibly pass the compromise federal government budget today without a single peep from Tea Baggy politicians—who seem to have their tails tucked between their legs.
The US is sending gay athletes as part of their delegation to the Russian Olympics—which is also kind of like sending a big "fuck you," isn't it?
Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Cloudy, sprinkles and 40 with the possibility of snow showers Friday morning!
And finally, check out this funny/scary animation short about astronauts, monsters, and... beans!
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