10 things you need to know today: August 29, 2013

The Week World leaders debate military strikes on Syria, California enlists drones to fight a massive wildfire, and more 1. Obama still undecided on Syria strike U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts collecting evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria will report to him as soon as they leave the country… More 10 things you need to know today: August 29, 2013

Daily Kos: Abbreviated pundit roundup: College affordability, Syria, and more

Daily Kos Lots of reaction to President Obama’s proposal to tackle college affordability and accountability. The plan includes instituting federal college rankings that will take into account graduation rates, job placement rates, and student loan level rates.  Learn more about it here. Daniel Luzer, who’s on the college education beat over at The Washington Monthly, is excited… More Daily Kos: Abbreviated pundit roundup: College affordability, Syria, and more

Romney: Indict Ahmadinejad for “Violating the Genocide Convention”

The “Genocide Convention” Mr. Romney?  I suspect you meant The Geneva Conventions. I honestly hope that after President George W. Bush and his many Bushisms, which embarrassed the nation for eight long years, the era of know-nothingness is over… Mother Jones When asked about Iran and Israel at Tuesday’s CNN national security debate, on-and-off Republican front-runner Mitt Romney… More Romney: Indict Ahmadinejad for “Violating the Genocide Convention”

West Wing Week: “Green Eggs and Governors”

The White House Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It was a busy week on the 18 acres, with President Obama welcoming the nation’s governors, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House. The First Lady and Education Secretary… More West Wing Week: “Green Eggs and Governors”

All the Hottest Diplomatic Gossip From the Latest Wikileak

As many news pundits have pointed out over the last 24 hours, the WikiLeaks dump this past week-end is mainly pure gossip on a geopolitical scale.  Gawker gives us a glimpse… Gawker The giant diplomatic cable dump released by Wikileaks today represents the world’s largest leak of geopolitical gossip: Diplomats tittering about world leaders’ sexxxy affairs, their financial… More All the Hottest Diplomatic Gossip From the Latest Wikileak