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PBS ombud Michael Getler critiques that fawning series about George Shultz, and PBS, that I wrote about this week here — and creator smacks me.
Very troubling: Suicides in U.S. Army hit record high in June–despite all those efforts to curb. Unfortunate choice of words by spokesman on how to reduce: "There’s no silver bullet."
Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transgendered former brother-in-law is promoting the rights of gay and transgender state workers.
NYT posts upcoming Sunday magazine piece on those two young State Department guys who have really utilized Twitter.
Part II of series: My new piece on 65th anniversary (today) of first nuclear blast: How it led Truman to Hiroshima.
TPM: A depressing chart on job growth needs just to return to pre-recessions levels.
— FRIDAY’S ON OUR MIND
We’d just been wondering whatever happened to the great Dana Priest of the Wash Post and now Politico reports she has "a blockbuster coming on the government-wide intelligence community." Mike Allen reveals: "Her piece was going Sunday but now may run Monday because Post wants the Web buzz and traffic when more people are online." The intelligence community already worried, advises agencies to prepare.
Tim Geithner opposing Eliz Warren for new consumer agency? For shame. And rumors suggest Pelosi also opposes…..Clive Crook of The Atlantic with review of the just-passed financial reform bill, pros and cons — and it’s just a step down the road, not the endpoint … Paul Krugman on top GOPers finally admitting they don’t care about the deficit — because they want those tax cuts more.