DAYBREAK DAILY: Salahi announces Va. gubernatorial bid -- really
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‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the stories – NFL chief Roger Goodell defends Redskins name in letter to Congress; NSA leaks – the roundup; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m M-F.
REMEMBER THIS GUY?: He’s making the rounds again, per the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Tareq Salahi, the alleged White House party crasher turned Virginia gubernatorial candidate, announced Tuesday that he will run a write-in campaign for the Executive Mansion and then turn his sights toward running for Congress. “We have a real chance here to make Virginia and U.S. history by casting the largest number of write-in votes ever in an election of this size,” Salahi said in a release as voters around the state went to the polls to choose party nominees.” http://bit.ly/ZJ04Fd
IMMIGRATION REFORM: More than baby steps, per the New York Times, “As the Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to begin debating an overhaul of the nation’s immigrations laws, President Obama offered a wholehearted endorsement of the bipartisan proposal, which presents him with a chance to reach the kind of landmark accord with Republicans that has eluded him on the budget and gun violence.
“For Mr. Obama, who has picked his shots in the immigration debate to avoid stirring partisan anger on Capitol Hill, it was a moment of promise and peril. While he threw his weight behind the bill, he conceded that it would not satisfy all sides and said he anticipated a bruising fight over issues like border security and the path to citizenship.” http://nyti.ms/19mtr5y
SNOWDEN’S POLE-DANCER GIRLFRIEND: No that there’s anything wrong with that, per the Baltimore Sun, “They don't make many power couples like this: He's a self-proclaimed whistle blower, the focus of international headlines and Obama administration ire. She describes herself as a "world-traveling, pole-dancing super hero." Edward Snowden and Lindsay Mills lived in a modest blue clapboard house with white trim here in a Honolulu suburb until about six weeks ago. Their former neighbors described them as quiet and private. On Sunday, Snowden announced that he was responsible for leaking secrets about America's telephone and Internet surveillance pograms to the media, reviving a global debate about Big Brother-style government surveillance of private citizens.
“Soon after, news websites outed Mills as the woman Snowden left behind last month when he boarded a plane to Hong Kong, where he has now disappeared. And on Monday, she wrote in her blog "L's Journey": "For those of you that know me without my super hero cape, you can probably understand why I'll be refraining from blog posts for awhile. My world has opened and closed all at once. Leaving me lost at sea without a compass." The blog has since been taken down. The couple is from Maryland: Snowden grew up in Crofton and Ellicott City, Mills in Laurel.” http://bsun.md/11ui3f5
THE BIG BOYS PROTEST: What’s wrong with this picture?, per the Washington Post, “Technology companies stung by the controversy over the National Security Agency’s sweeping Internet surveillance program are calling on U.S. officials to ease the secrecy surrounding national security investigations and lift long-standing gag orders covering the nature and extent of information collected about Internet users.
“The requests, made by Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo and echoed by a top official from Twitter, came as debate intensified over whether oversight of government spying programs grew too lax in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when security concerns combined with soaring technological capabilities led to individuals being monitored on a vast new scale.” http://wapo.st/16bDOFu
FIRES GONE WILD: And the predictable ensues, per the Denver Post, “As temperatures soared and dry winds blew across the state Tuesday, Colorado weathered its most destructive day of fires so far this year, consuming dozens of homes and prompting evacuations in five counties. No fatalities were immediately reported from the fires in northeast El Paso County, at the Royal Gorge, in Rocky Mountain National Park and in Huerfano County.” http://bit.ly/14w5aXb
WHITEY BULGER: The show must go on, per the Boston Globe, “A federal judge has decided against delaying opening statements in the trial of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, turning aside defense attorneys’ request for more time to probe allegations that the government has ignored recent crimes by a hitman-turned-prosecution witness. U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper issued a ruling this afternoon after a hearing that had erupted into shouting by prosecutors and the defense. Opening statements are now slated to be delivered in the case on Wednesday morning.” http://bo.st/14uxWHH
POLITICO PLAY: "In the mammoth national security community, any one of the nearly 5 million Americans with a security clearance could become a leaker. The dramatic disclosures by Edward Snowden show just how vulnerable even the most rigorous screening can be to contractors or employees who’ve made up their minds to share the nation’s secrets. The process for clearing trustworthy men and women is intense — but imperfect. And with so many people who have access to classified information, there are limits to how much the government can do to stop determined leakers." http://politi.co/10a3KC6
STORM CLAIMS TEEN: Just the facts, per ABC7—WJLA, “Severe storms and a freak accident are believed to have killed a Montgomery County teenager, leaving friends and loved ones in shock. Joshua Davis' body was found near a trail off of Jones Mill Road and Susanna Lane in Chevy Chase Tuesday. His family had reported him missing when he didn't return home in Monday's severe storms.” http://wj.la/11dKor7
BLACK POWER: Of D.C. demographics, per City Paper, “D.C. may not be the "Chocolate City" it once was, but according to a Census Bureau report released this morning, the city's population is still mostly black, albeit by the slimmest of margins. The report finds that as of July 2012, an estimated 316,482, or 50.05 percent, of D.C.'s 632,323 residents were "black or African American." That's down from 50.80 percent in July 2011 and 51.60 percent in July 2010. The share of the city's residents who were black peaked at 71 percent in 1970.” http://bit.ly/17GplEP
STORM DRAIN: Of a bank account, per Gazette.Net, “Between last year’s derecho and Superstorm Sandy, fiscal 2013 was the third-most expensive storm year in the past decade, costing Montgomery County $15 million more than it planned. The County Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to pull about $7.3 million from reserves to help cover the extra costs of the storms. The county also expects to receive $7.8 million as a reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the derecho and Sandy.” http://bit.ly/12DE6Yc
SCHOOL’S OUT: Of a complicated issue, per the Washington Examiner, “Only 14 percent of the students who attend closing D.C. Public Schools have re-enrolled in the school system for the fall, schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday. By comparison, roughly 40 percent of the school system's overall enrollment had submitted the paperwork to re-enroll in the 2013-2014 school year by May 30, according to a presentation Henderson gave at the D.C. Council on Tuesday.” http://bit.ly/11yr5IZ
FAKE PARKING TICKETS: Actually, they were real – kind of, per the Washington Times, “A Prince George’s County parking enforcement officer issued $2,600 worth of false parking tickets this year in an attempt to meet unofficial agency quotas, according to officials investigating the citations. Antoine Budd was indicted Tuesday on 14 criminal counts, including charges of perjury, forgery and counterfeiting, issuing of false documents, and misconduct in office, according to the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office.” http://bit.ly/11GnBqN
VIRGINIA BEACH ICON: Sold, with an uncertain future, per the Virginian-Pilot, “The Cavalier Hotel still would exclaim its name in manicured grass to passers-by on Atlantic Avenue. The rolling hill that leads to the storied three-winged brick lodging would remain, as would the brick paths and some of the lush grounds. But to the left, the right and behind the historic lodging, new residences would sit on what is now vacant land. There would be cottages, condos and larger homes, integrated with nature and possessing Southern charm, according to developer Bruce L. Thompson.
“This scene is part of Thompson’s $200 million vision for The Cavalier Hotel’s development. At least $40 million would go to the 86-year-old hotel’s renovation. Thompson unveiled his conceptual plan to the City Council on Tuesday afternoon. The council later went into closed session to discuss the business terms of Thompson’s deal.” http://bit.ly/12DWlga
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: Nationals lose 8-3 against Colorado; San Antonio beats Miami 113-77 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: “A group of retired generals and admirals released a report saying that 75% of Americans ages 17-24 can’t join the military because they don’t have a high school diploma or didn’t pass the military’s entrance exam. The retired military officials are pushing for better pre-kindergarten opportunities for American youths.” http://wj.la/1a0Npld
NEWSTALK: Among today’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) is with Sharon Bulova, head of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors.
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