And in Other News…

What Reagan Missed: Other News of the Day

Other News - EU fines Microsoft

Microsoft fined $731 million (or 0.01% of Bill Gates’ net worth) by the European Commission for failing to promote web browsers other than Internet Explorer.  BBC News

Could Jeb Bush succumb to Bush fatigue? Let’s hope so. CNN 

Will the gravy train end for Cuba with the death of Hugo Chavez? Probably not, but the Cubans are a bit worried. NPR

Prisoner X worked for the Israeli government.  The mystery deepens… NBC News 

Rand Paul took to the floor of the Senate today and talked for 3 hours in an attempt to block the confirmation of John Brennan as director of the CIA. Fun fact: The longest filibuster on record was by the late Senator Strom Thurmond, who spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Chicago Tribune

NYC hit and run fugitive says he’s really not a bad guy. Really? Because he kind of sounds like a bad guy. USA Today

Toronto’s population overtakes Chicago. Rob Ford, 1. Rahm Emanuel, 0. The Toronto Star

UN peacekeepers detained by fighters in the occupied Golan Heights on the border between Syria and Israel. Not the best place to be detained. Al Jazeera

The Taliban are at it again, this time killing 17 Afghan soldiers in the once quiet northern Badakhshan Province. New York Times

MGM unveils plans for a casino complex in downtown Toronto. This is by far the worst news I’ve heard all day.  The Globe and Mail

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