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The Week in Review: Battle in Aleppo Continues

A ceasefire held temporarily Thursday in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which allowed for the evacuation of select civilians trapped in the war-torn city. The evacuation followed a violent week in the region where forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad continued their attacks on rebel held areas.<p>An …

Middle East

Israel To Release 104 Prisoners To Help Restart Peace Talks With Palestinians

Thirteen ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition cabinet voted in favor of the prisoner release, seven voted against and two abstained, a government official said.<p>"The cabinet has authorized the opening of diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinians...," said a statement …

Lawmakers promise more scrutiny of NSA surveillance

"It's clear that the sentiment is growing for oversight,"… (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA )<p>WASHINGTON—Democratic lawmakers said Sunday they would push for greater oversight of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. phone calling records, stoking a debate that has divided members of Congress, …

Surveillance

Email Links Prisoner Transfer Of Lockerbie Bomber To $615 Million Libyan Arms Deal

The document, which shows that Sir Vincent Fean, the then British ambassador to Libya, wrote to Tony Blair in June 2008 saying that the prisoner transfer agreement was "ready for signature in London" as soon as Libya went ahead with the purchase of an air defence system, was obtained by the Sunday …

Gay People Are Still Being Arrested For Violating Unconstitutional Sodomy Laws

Undercover officers in Baton Rouge, La., have been soliciting gay men in parks to go have sex elsewhere and then arresting them. None of the cases have been prosecuted because even the local prosecutor says no laws have been broken.<p>This is a law that is currently on the Louisiana books, and the …

Baton Rouge

Get Ready For A Debt Ceiling Debate Deja Vu

"The fight over the debt limit in 2011 hurt the economy, even though, in the end, we saw an extension of the debt limit. We saw confidence fall, and it hurt the economy," Lew said on NBC's "Meet The Press." :Congress needs to do its job. It needs to finish its work on appropriation bills. It needs …

Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts

Eleanor Clift on Cecilia Muñoz, the president’s point person on immigration, and her uphill battle.<p>Her friends wondered why she didn’t quit when …

No, Really, Anthony Weiner Has To Go

Ari Melber writes in the Daily News that calls for Weiner to exit the New York mayor race after new sexting revelations are "wrong, anti-democratic and strangely puritanical."<p>Andrew Sullivan, Dan Savage and Amanda Hess have all been noting that sexting with strangers is increasingly common behavior …

Tina Brown: End the Damn Dickmanship!

When middle-aged libido meets a whiff of power, chaos strikes our political process.<p><i>Carlos Danger</i> was one blockbuster sequel that hasn’t been …

The It Factor in Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Modernity

In a winnable race between unpalatable candidates, the modernity gap is costing the GOP. By Lloyd Green.<p>If the Republicans lose control of the …

The Tea Party Isn’t Dead Yet

Crippled after the 2012 elections, the farthest reaches of the Republican Party have come roaring back. And they make the Akins and Bachmanns of the …

The (Imagined) Backstory of Anthony Weiner

We might have seen this coming. If there were an archive of Anthony Weiner’s crotch-shot correspondence, it’d probably look like this.<p><i>“I hope</i> …

Anthony Weiner’s Incredibly Shrinking Campaign for New York City Mayor

David Freedlander on the exit of Weiner’s campaign manager and awkward confrontations on the hustings.<p>Are the wheels coming off the Weiner mobile?<p>It …

It’s Your Moment, Obama. Don’t Blow It.

The president is at last sounding aggressive about progressive policies—namely, that to save the country, we need to save the middle class. It’s not …

A Challenge to the NSA: Deny Snowden's Most Radical Claims Under Oath

Some officials say the whistleblower was lying. The journalist who brought his revelations to light wants them to say it under oath.<p>Reuters<p>On ABC's Sunday-morning news program, <i>This Week</i>, George Stephanopolous led with the Anthony Weiner scandal -- after all, whatever happens to be going on in New …

Omnicom, Publicis merging to create global advertising behemoth

Two of the world's largest advertising holding companies --<p>Omnicom Group Inc.in New York andPublicis Groupein Paris -- have agreed to merge into the world's largest agency with a market value that would exceed $35 billion.<p>The two companies announced the all-stock transaction Sunday. Shareholders of …

Advertising

Apple faces new China worker abuse claims

<b>Technology giant Apple is facing fresh allegations of worker rights violations at Chinese factories of one of its suppliers, the Pegatron Group.</b><p>China Labor Watch, has alleged that three factories of Pegatron violate a "great number of international and Chinese laws and standards".<p>These include …