In today’s news, Bill Clinton says he would use the 14th amendment to raise the the debt ceiling, British Parliament will question Murdoch, Elizabeth Warren may run for Senate, US and Libyan representatives have met in person, NPR reports on new voter id laws, and an iPhone 4 survives a 13,500-foot fall.
Bill Clinton: I’d use 14th Amendment, http://politi.co/ncX1yh
Former President Bill Clinton thinks that Congress will come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. Clinton also stated that if he were still president, he would use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling himself.
Questioning Begins in British Hacking Scandal, http://nyti.ms/mZQa9M
With News Corp’s phone hacking scandal still thriving, Sir Paul Stephenson appeared before lawmakers on Tuesday, saying his decision to quit was “my decision and my decision only.” Mr. Murdoch, his son James, and Rebekah Brooks will testify before another panel later today.
Warren mulls run against Scott Brown, http://bit.ly/obZB9h
Republican filibuster threats mean Elizabeth Warren will not be appointed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she designed; despite this, Warren is not finished in Washington. The Harvard Law Professor is considering challenging Massachusetts’ Scott Brown for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat.
US and Libya in face-to-face talks, http://bit.ly/oGEIVH
The US and Libya held a face-to-face meeting on Saturday. It is the first meeting since hostilities began four months ago. The meeting lasted three hours and was held on “neutral ground” in Tunisia. While Libyan officials described it as a first step to further negotiations, the US says the only purpose of the meeting was to reiterate that Muammar Gaddafi must step down. No further meetings are planned.
The Politics Behind New Voter ID Laws, http://n.pr/oYblgB
NPR reports on the new photo ID laws that Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed in seven states. Many voters will need to go to the DMV to get new ID cards or else they will risk getting turned away at the polls.
iPhone 4 survives 13,500-foot fall from skydiver’s pocket, http://bit.ly/n0MAOu
When Jarrod McKinney jumped out of an airplane and realized he hadn’t secured his iPhone 4, he “just knew it was gone.” His skydiving instructor called the phone as a joke, but the call went through, prompting him to decide to buy one for himself. McKinney used the iPhone’s GPS app to find it on the roof of a building half a mile away.
Jersey Shore Season 4 Trailer Is Released, http://bit.ly/ospuez
After ‘Deathly Hallows,’ Tom Felton Goes From ‘Potter’ To Primates, http://on.mtv.com/qft0va
Rebecca Black Drops ‘My Moment’ Music Video, http://on.mtv.com/pTYaCY
Justin Bieber Crashes Wedding, Unsuspecting Couple Calls It ‘Surreal,’ http://abcn.ws/n8MwK5
Mila Kunis: ‘Friends With Benefits’ ‘Pushes the Envelope,’ http://bit.ly/oSRYqU