- Sky News is reporting the outbreak of violence in Aleppo between police and demonstrators.
- The U.N.-sponsored tribunal for the assassination of Rafik Hariri has handed down four indictments, including two for suspected members of Hezbollah.
- Oil prices are back up to pre-release levels.
- Mark Halperin more aptly described himself than the President today -- and earned himself a suspension from MSNBC for his troubles. This Editor asks, when will TIME do the right thing?
- The FEC ruled in Stephen Colbert's favor. Colbert immediately filed papers for the formation of a so-called super PAC.
- The Senate confirmed General David Petraeus 94-0 as the new Director of Central Intelligence.
- The Justice Department has announced that it will investigate the deaths of two detainees held by the contractors employed by the CIA.
- New York moves to lift its fracking ban while New Jersey moves to ban the practice.
- And Eric Cantor, who walked out of debt ceiling talks last week, stands to make a profit if the talks fail. So, Cantor has a conflict of interest and he is betting against America. Oh, but he's serious about the debt.