Earlier we heard that very weird story of a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev who had allegedly confessed to some involvement with that 2011 triple murder before being shot by an FBI agent during questioning. The latest report says “it was no longer clear whether Todashev lunged at the agent with a knife.”
So why did Anthony Weiner announce his mayoral campaign at midnight? Here’s the answer.
Don Rumsfeld suggests gay marriage may lead to polygamy.
Late Update: You learn something new every day. While I was checking some information about Rumsfeld I stumbled across the fact that Rumsfeld was one of the lead sponsors of the original Freedom of Information Act. Would not have expected that.
Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is now saying that he believes Lois Lerner has waived her right to take the fifth by giving a general statement asserting her innocence.
Cable news can’t quit cracking jokes as Anthony Weiner makes his return to the stage with a run for New York City mayor.
The Daily Show visits Dylan Ratigan’s hydroponic farm. Watch.
Two year old suffers accidental gunshot to the head.
How hard do you have to look for an African-American candidate on record praising the Constitution’s 3/5ths compromise?
Jon Stewart takes up the case of Rob Ford, Toronto’s (allegedly) crack-smoking mayor. Watch.
Yesterday we noted that Lois Lerner, the IRS official in charge of the unit overseeing tax exempt groups, would apparently plead the fifth at today’s hearings (here’s video of her testimony today). Rick Hasen said he thinks the issue is that she’s the person who is most likely to have lied or actively misled Congress when asked about the targeting issue earlier. People above her may not have had as direct information.Read More →
Chuck Todd: “You can’t look at this and see it as anything other than an attempt to basically scare anybody from ever leaking anything ever again. So, they want to criminalize journalism and that’s what it’s coming down to.” Watch.
Information is still coming in on this, but overnight, an FBI agent reportedly killed a Florida man connected to the Boston bombing suspects.
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