- As the Murdochs apologize, but deflect responsibility, Prime Minster Cameron came in to Parliament yesterday for his verbal drubbing as well.
- Two representatives of the Kashmiri American Council have been accused of funneling millions of dollars from Pakistan's ISI to lobbyists in the United States to gain favor with U.S. legislators in both parties. The charges are likely to do no good to already severely strained US-Pakistan relations.
- A headscarves rift appears to be forming between Iran's clerics and President Ahmadinejad, according to The Washington Post. This editor doesn't don't a rift, but wonders if the headscarves issue is more smoke then fire.
- The last war criminal sought by the UN Balkan war crimes tribunal has been arrested according to Serbia's president.
- The FBI is in contact with several Syrian activists in the United States, for fear they may be under increased threat given the violence currently in Syria.
- The newly reformed Gang of Six has released a debt ceiling/deficit reducing plan that is gaining traction in the Senate and has garnered qualified support from Speaker Boehner and President Obama. Representative Cantor, however, remains intractable on revenues. Details continue to emerge about the plan, but if fully implemented it would reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion dollars over 10 years and would bring debt as a percentage of GDP down to 70% in the same time frame. Ezra Klein breaks down the deal a bit more. The Washington Post Editorial calls the proposal a "new hope" sans Luke Skywalker. In the background of the Gang of Six proposal is a new Washington Post-ABC poll that shows there's plenty of blame to go around, but Republicans are considered more to blame. Perhaps most notable, 79% of independents don't think Republicans are willing to make a deal.