The news that "a Somali citizen captured in April was interrogated aboard a U.S. warship for two months and is now in New York to face terrorism charges" is one of the major stories of the morning. And as The Wall Street Journal writes, the Obama administration's decision to try Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame in a U.S.
Jonathan Chait is a senior editor at The New Republic. He writes the magazine's TRB column. He has worked at The New Republic since 1995. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Robin, and two children.
David Brooks yesterday has an important column, important not in the sense that it contains an intellectual breakthrough — those are hard to pull off in 700 words — but that it's a Cronkite-esque statement about the Republican Party's radicalism:
The fourth of July weekend is barely history and there’s already interest among some Lexington council members to change the city’s fireworks policy. Several Lexington area residents complained to city hall about fireworks activity in their neighborhoods. The new state law opened the nighttime skies to flying fireworks. Plus, the newly legal fireworks on the ground were quite a bit louder than usual. Council member Kevin Stinnett says he heard the blasts and got an earful from constituents.
Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell is asking the U.S Attorney General to reconsider his decision to try terror suspects in a Bowling Green courtroom. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator McConnell writes the decision to try Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohaned Shareef Hammadi in civilian court was “ill-advised."
Google's latest attempt to compete with Facebook is its new social network called Google Plus. The launch party was by invitation-only but some how Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg got in. Now more than 40,000 follow Zuckerberg, making him the most-followed person on Google Plus.
Parents have named their son GoldenPalace.com. As part of an ad campaign, the Internet casino paid $15,000 for the naming rights. But it's not even original. Other children and even a grownup share the same name.
"It went from day to night, just like that ... [and] it just wouldn't stop."
That's how 12 News meterologist Rob Carlmark describes what it was like in Phoenix Tuesday evening when a massive dust storm blew through the area. His video about what it was like to be caught in the storm's path is posted here.
The trial of Roger Clemens, one of baseball's most dominating pitchers, begins Wednesday in Washington, D.C. He is charged with perjury and obstruction of Congress. In 2008, during testimony on Capitol Hill, Clemens denied ever using performance enhancing drugs.