Edward Snowden's lawyer is renewing a push for clemency for the famous NSA whistleblower from the White House before President Barack Obama leaves office in January.He is unlikely to receive a more receptive hearing from Hillary Clinton, who has said he shouldn't be allowed to return without "facing the music."—New York Magazine
I love this. If you elect someone into office who's stiff, then they've only lived a life of harsh and jaded fallacies and have forgotten how to appreciate a smile. But a person who can laugh in the worst moments, when everything important is on their shoulders, has the most important aspect for a personality needed to operate a country for billions of people. They have hope.
Senate Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly to renew sanctions on Iran for 10 years Thursday, despite attempts by the Obama administration to stymie Congress. The sweeping congressional approval comes in the aftermath of a United Nations report documenting Iranian violations of the Iran nuclear deal and the election of President-elect Donald Trump, who has called the agreement the worst deal ever negotiated.