New York-based staff writer at the Los Angeles Times covering stories at the intersection of politics and economics in the US of A.
Can you say Tea Party? In lawsuit, Jindal calls Common Core "effort by big govt disciples to strip away state rights" fw.to/Ycm5WcH
Released hostage Peter Theo Curtis speaks briefly to reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass. fw.to/seGK3Bi
Shirley Sotloff pleads for her son to be released by ISIS in video on NYT website. Interesting communication method? nyti.ms/1pHanqC
Um, this seems nuts. Beverly Hills police express regret for detaining, handcuffing black producer before Emmys fw.to/GbCcxDc
RT @DebbieGoffa: Detroit water shut-offs for overdue bills begin again as month-long moratorium ends. @alanasemuels reports: bit.ly/1qs8rlt
Abortion rights group just challenged Louisiana's admitting privileges law, which takes effect Sept. 1. Law may close 3/5 clinics in state.
All about The Cleve: Cuyahoga County had more in-migration from Brooklyn and Chicago from 2007 to 2011 than it sent. fw.to/g0OmHRV
Fascinating: despite bumper crop of soybeans and grain, farmers in ND can't ship because trains are transporting oil. nyti.ms/1pA7qba
Foleys release letter from prison as another American is freed. It describes 18 captives in one cell, trying to hope. fw.to/Ai7e3wc
Was ransom paid? Family says they were told Qatari government sought release "on a humanitarian basis without the payment of money."
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