FROM THE BLOGS:
Huma Abedin rejoins Clinton camp
Hunter Walker at Talking Points Memo reports Anthony Weiner’s wife has returned to her position as director of Hillary Clinton’s transition office.
Mark Zuckerberg to meet with House GOP
The Facebook founder and CEO, Mashable reports, will meet with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Sept. 19 to discuss immigration reform.
US Government not ready for a ‘catastrophic’ terror attack
Norm Ornstein argues in The Atlantic that even though 12 years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, there’s no plan in place if the country is hit again. He recommends three things that should be done, including adopting a constitutional amendment to allow emergency interim appointments to Congress if it’s disrupted.
2013 Kennedy Center honorees announced
Actress Shirley MacLaine and four musicians — Billy Joel, Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock and Carlos Santana — will receive the honors, The Associated Press reports. President Obama will host them at the White House in December.
Ex-MI6 Officer downplays effect of Snowden leaks
A former senior British secret intelligence officer said Thursday he doesn’t believe the U.S. government documents Edward Snowden leaked did much damage to the United Kingdom’s security. The Guardian reports.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Pentagon extends deployments of Navy warships in Mediterranean
Recalled Colorado senator blames loss on voter suppression
The Hill’s Jonathan Easley reports state Sen. Angela Giron (D) said she was ousted from office Tuesday as a result of the National Rife Association’s influence.