Your political post round-up for Monday

"Someone had a big bowl of 'Let’s Get S#!t Done' this AM," Boston Globe's Adam Salsman responds to President Obama's statement on keeping the Internet open and free (with 10,281 whopping shares as of this morning). "This is HUGE NEWS. Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility," The Verge's Nilay Patel explains, linking to his publication's coverage of Obama's recommendation that the FCC should reclassify Internet as a utility (which earned a highly respectable 9,313 shares). We also enjoyed the same thing that TechRepublic's Alex Howard did: "Clever use of "buffering" in @WhiteHouse video prior to Obama's statement on #NetNeutrality."

"It sounds boring, but Obama’s statement on reclassifying the internet is a huge deal," asserts Matthew Yglesias at The Vox, collecting 3,430 shares with his post. Obama's calling for regulating the Internet like phone companiesTodd Shields reports for Bloomberg News. Most importantly, it's a big win for activists, writes Amy Schatz for Re/code. "Don’t expect new Republican Congress to be happy re: Title II/netneutrality. But not much they could do to stop it," Schatz tweets. So much for that lame duck era, eh? Which prompts freelance journalist Steve Wildstrom to wonder, "Why did Obama wait until after election for policy GOP will savagely oppose?"

Meanwhile, The New Republic is calling Valerie Jarrett the "Obama Whisperer," which is something we wouldn't mind adding to our résumé. At The New YorkerRyan Lizza discusses Hillary Clinton’s Inevitability Trap and Bloomberg View says Jean-Claude Juncker Needs to Go. Also, Bloomberg News Simon Kennedy says predictors of ’29 crash are forecasting a 65% chance of a recession in 2015. Although Barry Ritholtz notes, "Forecaster who was wrong about recession in 2010 sees recession in 2015." Bad news for the younger generations, who face a savings deficit.
 
Two big things that happened over the weekend (aside from the emotional celebration of the fall of Berlin's wall): rumors swirl that the Islamic State leader might be wounded or dead after a U.S. airstrike and two Americans freed by North Korea arrived home to the U.S. and the waiting embrace of their families.
 
Elsewhere in politics, Joaquin Castro and Joe Kennedy are being considered to run the Democratic comeback campaign. "Dems mull a pair of high-wattage names - Castro and Kennedy - to lead party out of House wilderness," Politico's Mike Zapler muses. Also, in New York City Marijuana may soon mean a ticket, rather than an arrest, New York TimesJoseph Goldstein reveals. And in international affairs, China is suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networksEllen Nakashima writes for the Washington Post.

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