Archive for June 10th, 2013

The Sun: SanBAG elects Bill Jahn as new president, L. Dennis Michael as VP

SANBAG

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/09/2013 07:16:20 PM PDT

The 29-member board of directors for San Bernardino County’s transportation planning agency, San Bernardino Associated Governments, has elected Bill Jahn, a member of the Big Bear Lake City Council, as president for 2013-14.

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SBCO Seal

Beau Yarbrough, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/09/2013 08:08:49 PM PDT

The much-heralded May 6 decision by the California Supreme Court affirming local governments’ right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their borders has not been the magic bullet some had expected it to be.

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NSA

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows

Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong
The Guardian, Saturday 8 June 2013

Link to video: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.

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Politico: Ex-lawmakers can’t resist lure of Congress

Joe Baca

Baca

Four former House members are already running for congressional seats.
By ALEX ISENSTADT | 6/9/13 10:40 PM EDT

Congress is about as popular these days as Lindsay Lohan or the IRS.

So it comes as something of a surprise that among the first to lunge at the chance to run for the House in 2014 are people who’ve already experienced sweltering Washington summers, mind-numbing committee hearings and endless hours begging people for money.

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