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Impeachment Chatter; Gore Don’t Need A Weatherman; NM Court Says Businesses Can’t Choose Their Customers; Greenwald’s Government Persecution Starts; Black Dahlia Solved? – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 8-23-2013

August 23, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

 

  • Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) joined with a handful of other Republican politicians Wednesday, warning the President that his impeachment could be near. According to Tulsa World, at a convention in Muskogee, Okla., Coburn said Wednesday that the president was “getting perilously close” to the Constitutional standard for impeachment. He also called the Obama administration lawless and incompetent, the news site reported, although he acknowledged the president as a “personal friend.” Source: POLITICO…

 

  • A Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) expert says Al Gore goofed during his widely circulated Washington Post interview on global warming. Gore, noting stronger storms fueled by climate change, told the paper “the hurricane scale used to be 1-5, and now they’re adding a 6.” But in fact, there’s no new scale, the Union of Concerned Scientists representative said on Thursday. Source: The Hill…

 

  • The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that, by refusing to photograph a gay wedding, a photography studio violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA). Source: National Review… 

 

  • British counter-terrorism police say they have opened a criminal inquiry against David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald. The two men have been instrumental in publishing and investigating the data released by the fugitive former CIA contractor Edward Snowden. Source: Euronews…

 

  • A former LAPD homicide detective unveiled new evidence Thursday that he says reveals it was his own father who killed the Black Dahlia. George Hodel, a doctor, was booked in 1949 for incest and child molestation. He was also a prime suspect for the 1947 never-solved Black Dahlia murder. Authorities long believed someone with medical knowledge committed the gruesome torture and slaying. Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress, was cut in half with medical precision in January 1947. Source: CBS Los Angeles…   

 

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