- The government looked at GM and Chrysler’s plans for saving themselves and snorted in derision. Now GM might go into bankruptcy, while Chrysler has to merge with Fiat in the next 30 days. [Reuters]
- The Arab League met in Qatar and complained about Israel. Noteworthy guests included the Sudanese war criminal Omar al-Bashir. [BBC News]
- A Chinese-based cyberspying network has the power to turn on web cameras and audio systems on hacked machines. In other words, Chinese spies are watching you masturbate. [Al Jazeera]
- If the US refuses to prosecute torture advocates such as John Yoo, David Addington, and Alberto Gonzales, then perhaps the Spanish courts will. [New York Times]
- The president who refused to hire lobbyists, and who vowed to reduce the influence of lobbying in Washington, happened to introduce a stimulus package that attracts lobbyists like hummingbirds to sugar-water. [Washington Post]
- Pakistani militants laid siege to a police academy in Lahore, but have now been captured or killed by government security forces. [Wall Street Journals]
December 12, 2013
Lobbyists Are The Hummingbirds Of Washington
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