|Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929. She would have been 86 today.|
Iceland imprisoned its bankers and let the banks go bust: What happened next in 3 easy to read charts is promising (Zero Hedge).
14 reasons why Jamie Dimon "understands the global trading system" ... but no one else does (Zero Hedge).
Elizabeth Warren's response to Dimon's claim that she doesn't understand Wall Street is "perfect" (Think Progress).
Louisiana's in a mess ... they need to raise taxes but can't get their god - Grover Norquist - to relent (TPM).
THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
Dems deal Obama huge defeat on trade (Politico).
Democrats rebel to block Obama's trade deals (Huffington Post).
Obama's last minute effort to secure the TPP: "There were a number of us who were insulted by the approach" (Huffington Post).
FROM THE "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO" DEPARTMENT
George W. Bush charged a homeless shelter $100,000 to speak at its fundraiser (The New Civil Rights Movement).
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, whose career included being a teacher and a U.S. Congressman, makes over $1.7 in payments to conceal child molestation charges (Robert Reich).
Meet 5 GOP chicken hawks who want to send troops abroad - but never served in the military (The Raw Story).
How the ideological arrogance and ignorance of the Bush administration guaranteed Iraq would be left a mess ... "If you are not building a nation, then what the f*%k are you doing?" (Naked Capitalism).
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS ...
Big Pharma revealed as puppet master behind TPP secrecy (Zero Hedge).
Who really runs your state (Zero Hedge).
Once again, police work is getting safer, not more dangerous ... you are more likely to be murdered living in one of America's largest cities than while working as a police officer (Washington Post).
Surprise, surprise ... Over half of all Americans over 55 have no retirement savings at all (Raw Story).
FROM RIGHT WING CRAZY LANDCalifornia Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield): Drought represents God's wrath over abortion (RH Reality Check / Huffington Post). [And, yes, I live in her district]
Rush Limbaugh is toast in major media markets (Crooks & Liars).
Paul Ryan channels Pelosi: You have to pass ObamaTrade to see what's in ObamaTrade" (Zero Hedge).
And the beat goes on ... Fox priest: The Duggars should remain on TV because they're 'not a bad example' of Christianity (Freak Out Nation).
Idiots: Franklin Graham wants to boycott Wells Fargo: New ad forces lesbian couple 'down our throat' (Raw Story).
THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING
Georgia woman charged with murder for taking abortion pill, could face the death penalty (Slate).
Disney blacklisted displaced American workers after they forced them to train their foreign replacements (Daily Caller).
Republican Nirvana: Congress votes on bill to aid Wall Street banks ... and the Koch brothers (Huffington Post).
Six 'Grannies' detained in Seattle during protests to block Shell oil drilling rig (The Guardian).
Debt relief for students who attended worthless 'for-profit' college chain (MSNBC).
Thousands protest brutal police treatment of black teens in McKinney, Texas (Think Progress).
Does Apple, Monsanto, or Exxon "owe" America anything (Movement Rights)?
Cool stuff ... Scientists in Australia show how future events decide what happens in the past (Digital Journal).