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8:15am

Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

U.K.'s Hacking Scandal Grows; Minnesota's Shutdown Continues

Good morning.

For dramatic videos, check out the post we put up earlier about last night's dust storm in Phoenix.

We've also already filed on the Obama administration's decision to bring a terrorism suspect from Somalia to New York City for trial in a civilian criminal court.

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8:04am

Wed July 6, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Millions, Billions, Potato, Potato

A proposal of more than $400 billion in tax hikes have some Republicans upset.
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John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

In his New York Times column yesterday, David Brooks writes that Republicans opposed to tax hikes as a part of a debt limit deal "have no sense of moral decency." The column happens to include a rather conspicuous typo:

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7:43am

Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Stiffer Potential Penalties Led To Somali Being Brought To U.S. For Trial

The news that "a Somali citizen captured in April was interrogated aboard a U.S. warship for two months and is now in New York to face terrorism charges" is one of the major stories of the morning. And as The Wall Street Journal writes, the Obama administration's decision to try Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame in a U.S.

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7:43am

Wed July 6, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Republican Party Gets Lisa Simpsoned

Lisa Simpson is the fictional middle child on the popular long-running animated television show The Simpsons.
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Jonathan Chait is a senior editor at The New Republic. He writes the magazine's TRB column. He has worked at The New Republic since 1995. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Robin, and two children.

David Brooks yesterday has an important column, important not in the sense that it contains an intellectual breakthrough — those are hard to pull off in 700 words — but that it's a Cronkite-esque statement about the Republican Party's radicalism:

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7:23am

Wed July 6, 2011
Strange News

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is A Hit On Google Plus

Google's latest attempt to compete with Facebook is its new social network called Google Plus. The launch party was by invitation-only but some how Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg got in. Now more than 40,000 follow Zuckerberg, making him the most-followed person on Google Plus.

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