Wiretap: Jon Stewart drops mic; Brian Williams suspended, gets NYPosted

It’s actually true: Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show. And liberals and other Stewart fans have no idea how they’re going to get through the 2016 election. And, yes, it’s actually true. Brian Williams has been suspended for six months for not telling the truth. And Williams’ fans, along with his ex-fans, have to wonder if he’ll back for 2016, or ever.

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Guess who’s going to miss Jon Stewart? That’s right. Elizabeth Warren. Via the National Journal.

Was Obama lying about his opposition to same-sex marriage? If you read David Axelrod’s book, “Believer, My Forty Years in Politics,” he wasn’t exactly lying, he was, in Obama’s word, “bullshitting.” He was, of course, for same-sex marriage before he was against it, and now he’s for it again, and so, it seems, is a majority of America and, very likely, a majority of the Supreme Court. No bleep. Via the Atlantic.

Black lawmakers tell Netanyahu not to disrespect Obama. Via Politico.

Was Kayla Mueller’s situation different from other Islamic State hostages? Via the Washington Post.

Mueller’s handwritten note to her parents. Via Amazon.

Clueless in Kentucky: What Rand Paul doesn’t know about the Fed. Via the Washington Post.

There’s no escaping history or Obama’s prayer breakfast controversy. Yes, the Crusades were an incredibly complex, multicentury story. So, writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Atlantic, is the present situation in the Middle East.


Mr. Mayor? Mr. Mayor? After a group of trans activists and allies stormed the stage at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Creating Change event in Denver last week, filling the room with a chant — “Jessie Presente!” — in reference to 17-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez, who was killed by Denver police nearly two weeks ago. After the action, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock cancelled his planned address to the crowd. Via the Advocate

Last week, the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs hosted the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Cybersecurity Symposium, where public and private sector techies got together to talk security in the post-Snowden era. Via the Gazette

Three Aspen police officers took a high school student to the ground after attempting to handcuff him. The 16-year-old was allegedly rolling a joint at a bus stop. Bystanders videoed the confrontation and the footage went viral at the school. Aspen Police Department Chief Richard Pryor said Sunday that his officers and the “pain-compliance techniques” they used were appropriate.