Topics of note this Tuesday

Jan 19, 2016

"Oh no, Carlos Danger is now a movie," realizes Michael Learmoth with the International Business Times, linking to the new film that highlights Clinton aide Huma Abedin's own struggle with the Anthony Weiner scandal (currently at 1,300+ shares right now). "Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin gave filmmakers unfettered access to document his spectacular comeback as mayor. Oops," explains Patrick LaForge with the New York Times. "Why oh why did they let cameras in and continue to let them film when the laundry got really dirty?" plaintively asks New York Post's Kirsten Fleming. "No one ever doubted former Rep. Weiner wanted his "full person" to be seen on film. No one," snarks Washington Examiner's Eddie Scarry. And it's full of details like this one: "Anthony Weiner races through a McDonald’s to avoid a woman w/ whom he traded texts, whom aides code-named Pineapple," shares columnist Katherine Rosman. "What, if any, effect will the 'Weiner' docu have on Clinton's candidacy?" wonders NYT's Ginia Bellafante. "Quick, someone call Olivia Pope," advises CJR's Sarah Grieco. We fear it may be too late, even for Olivia.

Elsewhere in politics, the U.S. Supreme Court preps to hear a challenge to Obama's immigration actions that aimed to shield some undocumented immigrants from deportation. "If #SCOTUS upholds Obama’s #immigration actions, White House vows #DAPA enrollment before next prez takes office," details WBEZ's Chip Mitchell. Across the pond, a British court simultaneously rules in the David Miranda case that the Terrorism Act is incompatible with human rights. "Great court victory for David Miranda in Snowden-related case. Absurd he was held at Heathrow under terrorism act," reacts Guardian's Ewen MacAskill. Meanwhile, a Navy SEAL has turned over a picture of Bin Laden’s body and faces investigation. "No easy day for former Navy Seal who wrote about killing bin Laden as faces new investigation by NCIS," observes First Look Media's Charlotte Greensit. And it is with heavy hearts that we add Eagles founder Glenn Frey has passed away after reportedly succumbing to complications from a number of ailments. "Somebody better ready a room at the Hotel California. RIP," tweets Simon Marais.

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