My week of vacation had to come to an end sometime. Your top stories:
- Obama ‘lifts shadow’ of deportation for young (The Guardian) — The pres shows some cojones in a bid for Hispanic votes, putting Republicans in the position of having to decide how much outrage to evince. Oh, and sorry (not really) if some readers object to my using some Spanish in that sentence (for English, press 1…)
- Egyptian generals shutter parliament, order its dissolution, state media say (WashPost) — The Arab Spring hasn’t quite led to Nirvana yet.
- Russia Sending Air and Sea Defenses to Syria, Exporter Says (NYT) — Nobody but the NYT was playing this up, but it sounds hairy to me. It’s like the Russkies are ticked they never got to use that stuff against our stuff, toe to toe, in the Cold War, so they’re setting up a confrontation here, just in case we decide to intervene.
- S.C. jobless rate rises to 9.1% in May (SCBR) — Was this in the paper this morning? I don’t think so, but I don’t remember. In any case, even if it’s a little old, it’s important.
- ECB ready to act ‘if necessary’ (BBC) — Head of the Euro central bank tries to ease worries leading into Greece’s general election Sunday.
- Election officials uphold decision in 7th (thestate.com) — Well, that didn’t work, did it, Dick? Any other ideas for salvaging the party elite’s preferred candidate?