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Aug 28, 2014

Listening Post: Asking Congress to Back ISIS Strikes Is Tricky for Obama

A broad authorization of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria would carry echoes of the Bush era, outrage President Obama’s liberal base and raise the specter of an open-ended conflict... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq

Aug 28, 2014

'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality

In "The Congress," an ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable dystopian saga from Israeli writer-director Ari Folman ("Waltz With Bashir") adapting a novel by Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem, Robin Wright gamely and effectively plays a versi... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq

Aug 27, 2014

China Expects Fallout After Announcing Decisions On Hong Kong's Political Reform This Sunday

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress began discussing reform proposals for electing Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017 today in Beijing. The meeting finished at 5:30 p.m. Asia time, and no substantial details have been announ... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong

Aug 27, 2014

Obama and Congress Play Hot Potato with War Powers in Syria

Few savor the idea of voting for military action with the midterm elections loomin... #Syria #Barack Obama #Hot Potato #Iraq

Aug 28, 2014

Listening Post: Asking Congress to Back ISIS Strikes Is Tricky for Obama

A broad authorization of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria would carry echoes of the Bush era, outrage President Obama’s liberal base and raise the specter of an open-ended conflict... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq

Aug 27, 2014

Obama plans bypass Congress for climate change agreement: report

Convinced that Congress won’t go along with a sweeping international climate change agreement, the Obama administration is plotting an end run... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq

Aug 27, 2014

Immigration judges call for reform

Group says Congress should separate immigration courts from DOJ to be fairer to immigrants... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq

Aug 27, 2014

Congress has spent $14M in campaign donations on dining out

Congress is working for food. Members of the House of Representatives spent upward of $14.5 million of campaign donations on wining and dining since January 2011... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq

Aug 28, 2014

Morning Must Reads: August 28

Tug of War MoreMorning Must Reads: August 29Morning Must Reads: August 27'Tragic Accident': Family of Uzi Mishap Victim Doesn't Blame Girl NBC NewsWhat Happens If Malaysia Airlines Goes Bust? NBC NewsSafe to Drink? What to Know About Brain-Ravaging A... #Barack Obama #Malaysia Airlines

Aug 21, 2014

Microsoft hopes HTC's flagship Windows Phone will be the first of many

As part of the push toward hardware flexibility that Microsoft announced in February, seventeen third-party Windows Phones are now either in production or will be announced shortly, a senior Microsoft executive said late Wednesday. And the hope is th... #Microsoft Corporation #HTC Corporation #Mobile World Congress