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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, the Senate has confirmed Ash Carter as the next Secretary of Defense by a margin of 93 to 5.

Meanwhile, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law today. As you may recall, the bill was blocked during the previous session of Congress by Senator Tom Coburn.

And in case you missed it, NBC News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay. I would say that I doubt he will return, but I thought the same about Lara Logan.

  • Was anything that got on the news show wrong? The initial story on NBC was correct, wasn’t it. And he told the story mostly in venues where he was doing “publicity,” like on Stewart and Letterman. When he put it on the show, it got into the spotlight. Motto: don’t let Williams ad lib.

  • ninjaf

    He doesn’t have the same sex appeal as Lara Logan, which may mean the difference.