Morning Reads

Good morning! Here are some of the stories we’re reading this AM at Moyers & Company HQ…

Liz! –> Elizabeth Warren comes out for expanding Social Security, pushing the debate in the right direction. Greg Sargent reports at The Plum Line.

Doing fine for some –> Some states are seeing a surge in enrollment for Obamacare after a rocky start, reports Noam Levey for the LAT.

Big, big number –> $8.5 trillion — that’s how much Pentagon spending has been unaccounted for since 1996, according to a report by Scot Paltrow at Reuters.

Revealed –> The Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman with the original court order that authorized NSA surveillance.

Two Americas –> Zaid Jilani and David Sirota look at the demographics of two countries — Republistan and Democravia — for The Atlantic.

Pathetic –> Yesterday, we told you about Walmart holding a food drive for their workers. Melinda Henneberger also brings us the story of a food drive on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers who are slashing food stamps kicked in a few cans of food for the needy.

You say you want a revolution –> Over at The Nation, Michael T. Klare says we may be on the brink of a new “Green Revolution.”

Reminder –> Gawker: “The Waltons Are the Greediest Family in the World”

TPP in trouble? –> At The Diplomat, Zachary Keck reports that mounting opposition in Congress has the opaque corporate trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the rocks.

The internet gets scary –> Forbes’ Andy Greenberg exposes a shadowy online “assassination market” where anarchists are collecting bitcoin bounties to assassinate public officials.

Blockage –> GOP filibusters three nominees to fill vacancies on the second most powerful federal bench. Sahil Kapur reports for TPM.

Take them seriously –> Matt Duss argues at TAP that if we don’t acknowledge the importance of Iranian moderates right now, we’ll blow a great chance for diplomacy.

What a sweetheart –> George Zimmerman in trouble once again for alleged domestic violence involving a gun, reports Rene Stutzman for The Orlando Sentinel.

At least they believed his birth certificate was real –> The New Republic has a fascinating photo essay of right-wing protesters who were outraged at JFK’s “socialism.” Plus ça change.

Hyperbole much? — Stephen Colbert says rumors of the death of liberalism due to the ACA’s rough rollout have been greatly exaggerated.

What else is happening? Tell us in the comments!

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