- Bloodshed in Homs, Syria continues.
- Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Mogudishu.
- It's never as easy as just executing an airstrike.
- Chucks go big in China.
- Washington State has approved a measure to legalize gay marriage.
- Five major U.S. banks will announce a settlement with at least 40 states regarding recriminations of fraudulent and flawed foreclosure practices. The settlement could be some relief to struggling homeowners.
- Union bashing in Arizona: "You're not in government, you know, to collect a fat paycheck. You're in government to serve. And if you get paid reasonably, that's nice but the moment you feel the need to organize collectively and create laws like collective-bargaining laws that give you special privileges to negotiate and extract compensation not seen in the private sector, you've gone too far." So you're saying freely organizing is going to far? Perhaps we should make political parties illegal to?
- The U.S. will likely scale down plans for military bases in Japan and Guam, facing resistance from locals and budget constraints. This scale down runs contrary to the recent defense strategy laid out by DOD that put increased emphasis on the Pacific region.
- Congress is likely to pass a watered-down ethics bill this week.
- American Crossroads has a clear agenda, and at least $13 million from just six donors.