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1.) Meet the “powerful voices” trying to stop Anthony Weiner — Weiner says powerful forces are trying to sink his campaign — and they are. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:
“New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner released his campaign’s first television ad Monday, charging that ‘powerful voices’ do not want him to become mayor. The 30-second ad does not address the allegations of sexting that have plagued Weiner’s campaign, but instead focused on his plans for the city. ‘I’ve waged a campaign focused like a laser beam on fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it,’ Weiner says in the ad, looking directly into the camera. ‘I’ve put out two books of new ideas, 125 of them in fact. Everything from restoring discipline in our schools to creating a single payer health plan for our city.'”
You want to know who these “powerful voices” are? You ready? They are known as the voting public.
2.) Still around — TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein writes of three people you probably think are dead, but are still alive, including the great Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon:
“On Jan. 4, 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a devastating stroke. For the past seven and a half years, Sharon has been in comatose-like state, though his doctors say it is actually a ‘minimal conscious level’ — not a coma. Earlier this year, tests indicated that Sharon had ‘significant’ brain activity when shown photos by his family or played a recording of his son’s voice. ‘We know that he can process pictures — pictures of faces,’ Dr. Alon Friedman of Ben Gurion University told CNN. ‘And he can even differentiate between pictures of faces and pictures of houses, pictures of his family to other objects. He can differentiate between words that were spoken to him by his son, compared to a noise.'”
See who the other two are by reading the article.
3.) Hillary 2016? — Is Hillary Clinton running for president? Yes, unless something completely unexpected happens. TheDC’s Patrick Howley reports on more evidence of her impending run:
“Hillary Clinton’s traveling press secretary from her last presidential campaign will now run messaging efforts for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), in yet another sign that Democrats are circling around Clinton in preparation for the 2016 presidential election. Mo Elleithee, who served as Clinton’s traveling campaign press secretary when the former first lady and U.S. senator ran for president in 2008, has been named the new communications director for the DNC, replacing Brad Woodhouse. ‘Mo’s experience working in the public sector, the private sector, on issue advocacy and electoral campaigns at every level will make him an invaluable asset at the DNC and for Democrats across the country,’ said DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”
4.) Biden 2016? — Also could be titled: Will Americans vote to kill the country? Gabe Finger reports for TheDC:
“Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin’s steak fry dinner next month in Iowa. The dinner, one of the biggest Democratic Party events in the state that hosts the first electoral contest of the presidential primary season, has been a showcase for Democrats considering a presidential run.”
Perhaps TheDC Morning was a bit harsh with the alternative title. Biden won’t kill the country, exactly. He’ll just screw things up worse than they already are while make us an international laughing stock. And that will just be in his first 100 days.
6.) Today in North Korean News — BREAKING: “Songdowon Bathing Resort Crowded with People”