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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cheat Sheet - Is ‘Libertarian Girl’ Rand Paul’s Problem Waiting to Happen?

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January 22, 2015
Marianne Copenhaver, Rand Paul's Web maven "Libertarian Girl," is palling around with the potential presidential candidate. Olivia Nuzzi reports her former attacks on the GOP as warmongers and John McCain's "blood lust" raise questions about his campaign.

The Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested by the FBI on corruption charges Thursday. Prosecutors allege that Silver, a Democrat who's served as speaker for more than two decades, was paid more than $4 million from a small New York law firm that focuses on real-estate tax reductions for residential and commercial properties. Silver failed to list the payments from the firm, Goldberg & Iryami, on his annual financial-disclosure filings with the state. He faces five counts including mail fraud, wire fraud, and extortion. According to the complaint, he ran a scheme "to induce real-estate developers with business before the state" and was pulling payments for referrals he gave the firm.


Yemen's president and his cabinet resigned Thursday following Houthi rebels' capture of his palace this week. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi had agreed to share power with the rebels earlier in the day, but apparently that's moot. Yemen has been a key ally in the U.S. war against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, allowing drone strikes there for years.


The coach of the New England Patriots says he did not know there was an issue with the air pressure in the footballs his team used in Sunday's AFC Championship game until Monday. Bill Belichick told a press conference he only found out the league was investigating the Patriots on Monday and does not know how the balls became underinflated in a scandal now known as Deflategate. "To me, the footballs are approved by the league and game officials pregame, and we play with what's out there. And that's the only way I have ever thought about that," he said. Tom Brady will speak at 4 p.m. ET.

Britain's Prince Andrew woke up to a front-page story from the woman accusing him of sex slavery and an orgy with his billionaire pal. Tom Sykes reports the British press is out for blood now.

Argentine Prez: Prosecutor Was Killed
Previously said it was suicide.
Scott Walker Would Drug Test for Welfare
No food stamps, no jobless aid.
Killer Blamed Doctor for Mom's Death
Boston heart surgeon gunned down.
Uber: Our Drivers Make Double Taxis
Will present new data to country's mayors.
Meth Drone Crashes Near Mexico Border
Found in Tijuana parking lot.

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