Thu, 15 August 2013
Greg Dworkin's round-up: Larry Sabato's early presidential bid rankings vs. Richard Viguerie's straw poll; Rubio's apparent collapse; Obama addresses Egypt. And despite Greg's prediciton on his comments being correct, Republicans busied themselves on Twitter pretending it wasn't. A brief GunFAIL update. Armando joined in for more discussion, albeit a little too late, of Cory Booker's relationship with his tech startup, the Washington Post sale, our interview of former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and our planned expansion into video, and some rambling on Egypt, foreign policy, and the projection of military power. A weird story about AOL CEO Tim Armstrong (and Patch.com founder) firing an employee during a conference call. Just a brief mention of the story about the CIA having spied on Noam Chomsky back in the day, and Snowden's claims that the NSA similarly monitored journalists post-9/11. Finally, Gizmodo's story on Google's court filing insisting that e-mail users have no reasonable expectation of privacy in it. And they're probably right.