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The Clinton campaign has been conceived and everyone is just waiting around for the birth announcement.
John Dickerson writes about Hillary Clinton’s unannounced, but seemingly obvious, presidential bid in Slate.

Is the era of the gay neighborhood over? Story, here. 

Left: Saturday night crowds starting to gather on West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard. The crosswalk is painted in gay pride colors as part of the city’s efforts to honor the city’s LGBT presence and history. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez) Right: West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade in 1984, the same year the community, located between Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, incorporated. (Photo: Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)

We tortured some folks.
President Obama speaking from the White House today, acknowledging the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack. It’s not the first time Obama has used the word “torture” to describe the tactics used at CIA-run secret prisons during the Bush administration, but his words today were more direct than previous statements. (via latimes)

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We’re trying to push for a unity government because even General Petraeus said the last thing we want is to be viewed in that part of the world as siding with the Shias again against the Sunnis.
Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan administration, talking about Iraq on today’s To the Point.
It is a question of what else are you going to do? The choice is this or nothing and if you chose nothing, Americans sometimes die.
Former White House security aid Richard Clarke on the use of DRONES on today’s “To the Point”
Today’s To the Point. Is America really an oligarchy? We look at new research into the ties between money and political power and talk a bit about Thomas Piketty’s critique of capitalism. 

Today’s To the Point. Is America really an oligarchy? We look at new research into the ties between money and political power and talk a bit about Thomas Piketty’s critique of capitalism. 

Look, Democrats are not joined at the hip. We all represent different states, different values, different economies, and we don’t march in lockstep. And they’re gonna fight for their position, I’m gonna fight for mine, and that’s fine. I just think it shows their independence. They’re terrific and we don’t agree on this issue but we agree on others. You can’t make politics the reason why you approve this pipeline because so many miseries follow this pipeline from the excavation to the transportation.
Senator Barbara Boxer on the Keystone XL pipeline. More on today’s To the Point.