Fake news anchor Jon Stewart defends fake news anchor Bassem Youssef, sparking Twitter fight between Egypt's president and US embassy......Morsi needs satire management counseling!
--Taliban attack kills at least 44 in western Afghanistan
--USS John McCain deployed near North Korea; PBC podcast listener Jeff Mai in Australia provides this link to Alabama blogger who asks: who's being provocative?
--NRA counterattacks, proposing armed guards in every school in US
--Obama goes to Colorado to stump for weak gun legislation, then
--parachutes into San Francisco for fundraisers, facing inside pressure on Keystone pipeline from major donor and outside pressure from protesters
--on Tuesday, Obama proposed $100 million Brain Initiative to research the human CPU
--as brainless legislators in North Carolina defy the constitution and claim they can declare an official religion
--former South Carolina Gov. Rick Sanford's public brain farts over his love affair don't deter him from winning primary for special election to Congress
--Monsignor Meth pleads guilty in Connecticutt